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Regulated Industry Officer

Environment Agency
Colchester, Ely, Ipswich, Norwich
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Regulated Industry Officer

Number of jobs available: 6

Region: East of England

City/Town: Colchester , Ely , Ipswich , Norwich

Building/Site: Ely Office, Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Rivers House Kelvedon

Grade Staff Grade 5

Post Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time

Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Industrial, Internal Audit, Operational Delivery, Analytical

Salary Minimum: £37,462

In East Anglia we want to create a diverse workplace where people are respected, valued and listened to. We’re all different, and by embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) we can become an equal opportunity employer where jointly we all grow and learn together.

It is our ambition to champion diversity through building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

We are looking for experienced environmental professionals to join our teams that regulate waste and industrial installations across the East Anglian Region.

As a regulatory officer you'll be at the forefront of protecting people and the environment from harm and securing environmental improvements. This is particularly important to deliver our aim to drive forward our climate ambitions and support green growth and net zero.

You will:
- undertake compliance assessment activities at a range of sites in sectors including food and drink, landfill, waste incineration, chemicals, combustion and radioactive substances.
- ensure permit compliance and make complex assessments of an operators' ability to protect the environment, prevent pollution and optimise use of resources. At times you'll set conditions under which a site may continue to operate and enforce these.
- use your influencing and negotiating skills to secure best practice, often dealing with people at senior levels within industry and local communities.

You will respond to and investigate incidents across our portfolio of sites, making sure preventive and protective action is implemented.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You'll be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The team

The post will be in one of our teams based in either Norwich, Kelvedon (Colchester), Ely or Ipswich

The team works flexibly, delivering regulation at a variety of industrial and complex waste processes in the rural and urban areas of East England.

To achieve our aims, it is important that we work closely with local and national teams, companies, communities, and our partner organisations.

For more info on working with us see

Experience/skills required

You will be a proactive, self-motivated and confident communicator, used to influencing and negotiating to deliver outcomes, with strong interpersonal skills; together with well-developed technical expertise and regulatory experience within an industrial environment.

You will preferably;
• Have significant regulatory and/or industrial experience across a range of industries
• Be familiar with environmental management systems, auditing and root cause analysis,
• Be able to interpret environmental monitoring and performance data.
• Be used to managing multiple demands and delivering outcomes independently
• Take initiative and practice a continuous improvement approach.
• Have a degree/equivalent in a scientific, environmental or engineering discipline.
• A full UK Driving Licence is essential.

It would be helpful, but not essential, if you had:

Membership of a relevant professional organisation such as, IEMA, SRP, CIWM

The candidate pack and generic role profile should be read along with the advert.

Contact and additional information 1 

We offer a fantastic benefits package including an attractive salary, flexible working, 27 days annual leave, and an award-winning Pension Fund. See the candidate pack for more details.

Your base location will be either the Ely, Ipswich, Kelvedon (Colchester) or Norwich EA Office. We will accommodate working from home but you'll be required to attend your base location on a regular basis.

Eligibility for lease cars is made based on the role. Internal candidates ensure you check the lease car policy and consider its impact before applying.

If you have any questions, please do contact either:
Darren Butler (Norwich and Ely locations) via
Ross McIntyre (Colchester and Ipswich locations) via

Recruitment Agencies know all applications must be made via the system.

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Closing Date:  

27/11/2023, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required 1 

Basic Check

Competence 1 1 

Achieves Results

Description 1 

Please note we do not assess CVs. Answers to these competency questions will be used for interview selection so ensure you draw out your skills and experience in your responses. You have up to 250 words so please do use them to tell us what we need to know about you. See Candidate pack for more details and a link to our capability dictionary.

Please provide an example of when you have set and delivered high work standards, demonstrating your drive to meet targets and your ability to prioritise and manage resources.

Competence 2 1 

Takes Decisions and Solves Problems

Description 1 

Tell us about a time when you have had to co-ordinate information from a variety of sources to solve a difficult technical problem.

Competence 3 1 

Influences and Persuades Others

Description 1 

Describe a time when you have successfully influenced a customer or partner to deliver agreed outcomes, in the face of considerable challenge.

Competence 4 1 

Scientific Knowledge

Description 1 

What industry or regulatory experience do you have that make you technically proficient for this role? Please give an example in your answer demonstrating how you have used your expertise to gain a substantial environmental benefit.

Role specific license requirements 1 

Drivers 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 for more information.


Who we are

We were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment. We have around 10,600 employees. Our head office is in Bristol and we have another office in London. 


Within England we’re responsible for:

  • regulating major industry and waste
  • treatment of contaminated land
  • water quality and resources
  • fisheries
  • inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
  • conservation and ecology

We are also responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.

Lead local flood authorities (LLFAs) are responsible for managing the risk of flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and lead on community recovery.


Our priorities are to:

  • work with businesses and other organisations to manage the use of resources
  • increase the resilience of people, property and businesses to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion
  • protect and improving water, land and biodiversity
  • improve the way we work as a regulator to protect people and the environment and support sustainable growth

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