Environment Officer B

Environment Agency

London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. Our work helps to ensure people can enjoy the water environment through angling and navigation. We look after land quality, promote sustainable land management and help protect and enhance wildlife habitats. We also work closely with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations.

Joining one of our customer facing frontline teams, you’ll help create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment. You’ll tackle everything from legal and illegal waste sites, rivers, waterways and farms across a range of urban and rural sites, all of which may impact the local environment.

You’ll be responsible for regulating a range of activities to ensure they are carried out without polluting the environment or causing harm to people. Sometimes we have to take tough action to achieve these aims and occasionally you will need to investigate environmental offences. You may also be required on occasion to give evidence in a court of law.

The job is extremely varied, vital and at times challenging. Sometimes you’ll need to work with business customers to help them operate legally; while at other times you will be enforcing the law and making sure operators improve their performance.

You will be based in our South London office in an operational team focusing on Land & Water. You will focus on delivering priority based environmental outcomes in water quality, agriculture and water resources.

You will share our passion for protecting and improving the environment with the drive and determination to make sure it happens. You will be an effective communicator, and be able to influence and persuade people from a range of different backgrounds. You will also have a minimum of an A Level (or equivalent qualification) in a science or related subject, alongside this you will be able to draw on proven work experience in industry, the environmental sector or have a strong background in an enforcement related role. Ideally you will have a warrant or have had one in a previous role. You will also have experience in or a good understanding of the challenges in regulating water companies and the agricultural and water resources sectors.

You will be eligible for a lease car as part of this role, so you must have a full clean driving licence.

Closing date: 11th June 2018 at 23:55 hours
The role will be based in Rivers House, Abbeywood, and interviews will be held week commencing 18th June 2018.
As the role involves responding to environmental incidents, occasional out of hours work may be required.
You’ll also need to travel to various offices and field locations across Kent and South London, so you will need a full driving licence.
For further details please contact Joanne Casey on 0208 4746188 or by email on [email protected]
We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

Basic Check

Customer and Partner Relations

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Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.

Takes Decisions and Solves Problems

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Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

Communicates Effectively

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Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

Influences and Persuades Others

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Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

Full Clean Driving Licence

If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.


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