Regulatory Services Environment Officer - South East

Regulatory Services Environment Officer - South East 

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East of England, London, South East


Bedford , Brampton , Canterbury , Colchester , Ely , Farnham , Ipswich , London , Norwich , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , West Malling


Bedford Depot, Ely Office, Brampton Office, Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Rivers House Kelvedon, Tonbridge Office, Rivers House Canterbury, Orchard House, Rivers House Crossness, Red Kite House, Goldcrest House

Salary Minimum 


Job description  

Are you passionate about your environment and making it better for communities and wildlife for generations to come…. We are! 

The Environment Agency protect and improve the environment. Working closely with businesses helping them comply with environmental regulations, at other times enforcing the law and making sure operators improve their performance. Working to help ensure people enjoy the water environment through angling and navigation. We look after land quality, promote sustainable land management and help protect and enhance wildlife habitats. 

As an Environment Officer, you will play a critical frontline role protecting the environment helping create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for people and wildlife. Dealing with a wide range of environmental issues from permitted and illegal waste sites to rivers and waterways ensuring all activity happens without harm to people, wildlife or the environment. 

The role is varied, vital and at times challenging. 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 having to take tough action to achieve these aims and occasionally need to investigate environmental offences. You may also be required occasionally to give evidence in a court of law.

The team  

The Environment Agency operate across England via 14 geographic Areas. You will be based in one of our great operational Waste Teams. 
Waste teams focus on operators and companies in the waste sector. 

You will be working work both outdoors and indoors. You will also respond to environmental emergencies and incidents.

Experience/skills required  

We are flexible about your experience. You may be good at dealing with difficult situations, a new graduate or experienced in regulation. Whatever your background, you’ll be interested in the environment, making a difference and using environmental regulation, sometimes needing to deal with confrontation.

Demonstration of the right behaviours is most important to us, we are looking for people who enjoy working both outdoors and in an office environment and can show us they are: 

• Organised and able to prioritise.
• Confident and assertive.
• IT/computer literate.
• Willing to learn about environmental regulation and enforcement.

And can:

• Handle confrontational people.
• Adapt their communication style to suit others.
• Integrate into a team.
• Record information correctly.

Do not be put off applying if you don’t have a degree or other qualifications, we will provide you with all the training you’ll need.


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