Waste Regulation Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday
Post number: 200432
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the NRW location stated in this advert, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
An exciting opportunity within the North-East Wales Waste Regulation team to protect and enhance the environment of Wales by effective and efficient regulation of permitted waste sites, such as non-hazardous and hazardous waste transfer and treatment sites, biowaste treatment sites, scrap metal sites and closed landfills. The role also deals with illegal waste sites and associated enforcement.
The successful applicant will work out in the environment, responding to reports of environmental incidents in a safe, efficient and timely manner, and undertake appropriate investigation and enforcement work. Following our Regulatory Principles, you will seek to ensure compliance with the relevant regulations, e.g. Environmental Permitting Regulations, undertake proportionate enforcement action and achieve tangible multiple benefits and protection of the environment by using appropriate regulatory interventions.
This is a dynamic and rewarding role, giving you the chance to lead on environmental improvements by working with our customers to improve the wellbeing of local communities through environmental compliance. You will work with a dedicated team of like-minded people who are all working to improve the environment of NE Wales in line with our Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) principles.
The role will include both site work undertaking regulatory inspections of permitted and unpermitted waste management sites, and office-based working. You will occasionally be required to travel to other offices.
You will be required to participate in pollution incident response as part of an in and out of hours rota.
If you have relevant experience of working within a regulatory/enforcement capacity, or within a relevant regulated industry and want to play a key role in protecting and improving the environment of Wales, then we want to hear from you.
Your responsibilities include:
- Assess compliance at installations and waste sites.
- Take appropriate actions to collect evidence for enforcement purposes, in accordance with defined procedures.
- Where non-compliance is identified, recommend the most appropriate intervention option to ensure operators return to compliance as quickly as possible, with minimum environmental impact and consideration of the economic impacts.
- Assist in the development of medium-term regulatory strategies for regulated sites.
- Respond to incidents and complaints.
- Contribute to a positive health, safety and well-being culture.
- Required to take part in incident response activities
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Knowledge and experience of either working in a regulated industry or as a regulator.
- Good understanding of commercial business processes and pressures.
- Ability to communicate effectively with regulated business and the public, explaining issues and gaining support by influencing.
Welsh language requirements:
Essential Level 1 – able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Please note - Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- health and wellbeing benefits and support
- weekly well-being hour to use at your choice
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
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Application closing date: 2 October 2022
Interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Carys Williams at Carys.Williams@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.