Waste Crime Engagement Specialist - 9935

Environment Agency
19 Feb 2019
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Waste Crime Engagement Specialist - 9935

Detail of reserve list
3 Months

Number of jobs available

South West, West Midlands

Kidderminster , Shrewsbury , Tewkesbury , Fradley

Riversmeet House, Hafren House, Mance House, Sentinel House

Staff Grade 5

Post Type

Working Pattern
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Part Time Term Time, Compressed Hours

Role Type
Environment & Sustainability, Industrial, Intelligence

Salary Minimum

Job description
You'll play an important role in our ambitious programme to transform how we prevent, disrupt and tackle waste crime, planning and delivering engagement with partners and communities across West Midlands. You'll use your specialist knowledge of waste crime, and the tools and tactics available to tackle it, to influence our partners priorities and empower others to avoid becoming a victim or unknowing allowing waste to be handled illegally.
You will influence internal and external stakeholders and work in partnership to achieve joint outcomes for waste crime. Internally, you will build an engagement strategy for the next few years, co-ordinating and reviewing engagement activities across the area to ensure our work is targeted, effective, innovative and efficient. You will also be responsible for providing leadership on national waste crime engagement plans. You will be directly engaging stakeholders to deliver waste crime prevention and disruption messages.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the planning and development of a national engagement plan
  • Plan and deliver a local engagement plan
  • Identify new opportunities for engagement
  • Represent the Environment Agency at strategic, multi-agency intelligence and crime meetings
  • Support Defra Communications using key waste crime messages

    The team
    This is an exciting new role in our area Customer and Engagement Team. Working closely with our Enforcement team, you will represent the Environment Agency in working with partners, business and communities to protect the environment and legitimate business from waste crime.
    Sharing intelligence and working with our professional partners to prevent and disrupt waste crime is part our strategy to respond effectively to existing and emerging waste streams being targeted by criminals.

    Experience/skills required
    You'll be an excellent communicator and confident in engaging with people and organisations. This will have gained through experience in planning and delivering high quality engagement across multiple work areas in a community and/or partner engagement role, ideally with enforcement agencies such as HMRC, Police Forces, and Local Authorities etc.
    It would be highly desirable for you to have worked in waste or environmental regulation or been involved in tackling crime.
    You'll be a quick-learner, with a strong customer-focus, and a desire to make a difference.
    Leading projects and coaching others will come natural to you. You'll be organised and have excellent attention to detail, ensuring our work is delivered to a high standard.
    You'll be able to work as part of a team and individually and prioritise an interesting and varied workload. You'll be a self-starter, good at working under pressure, working flexibly and at pace, and delivering outcomes.

    Contact and additional information
    Closing Date: 3rd March 2019 at 23:55 hours This role will be based in the West Midlands. Travel to other Environment Agency offices will be required as part of the role. For an informal discussion about the role contact Customer and Engagement Team Leader or Regulated Industry Programme Manager. The Environment Agency is proud to be a Stonewall top 100 employer. All staff in the Environment Agency are expected to have an incident role which may require out of hours working. This is a full time post but other working patterns may be considered.

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    Competence 1
    Focuses on Customers and Partners

    Consults and collaborates with Customers and Partners effectively through awareness raising, education and combined projects, ensuring buy-in to initiatives and the beneficial promotion of the Environment Agency's duties and policies.

    Competence 2
    Engages others

    Plans, carries out and evaluates effective engagement with internal and external stakeholders following the 'Working with others' approach.

    Competence 3
    Delivers Results Through Others

    Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

    Competence 4
    Takes Decisions and Solves Problems

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

    Role specific license requirements
    Driving Licence is desirable to attend meetings in other Environment Agency Offices and with our external partners.

    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.

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