Industry & Waste Regulation Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours, Monday - Friday
Post number: 200571
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 a NRW office within the place base, 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.
The post holder will be based in the Mid Wales Waste and Enforcement Team and will help protect and enhance the environment of Ceredigion and Powys by effective and efficient regulation of permitted waste sites. The post holder will be part of a small group of Waste Regulation officers within a team that also contains a hazardous waste officer and Enforcement officers.
As part of NRW’s role as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act the post holder will also respond safely, timely and efficiently to environmental incidents/reports, including those of illegal waste sites/activities and undertake appropriate investigation work. Through application of our Regulatory Principles the post holder will ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, undertake proportionate enforcement action and achieve tangible multiple benefits from our regulatory interventions.
Your responsibilities include:
- Assessing compliance at waste sites.
- Taking appropriate actions to collect evidence for enforcement purposes, in accordance with defined procedures.
- Where non-compliance is identified, recommending 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.
- Assisting in the development of medium-term regulatory strategies for regulated sites.
- Responding to incidents and complaints. Required to take part in incident response activities
- Contributing 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
Desirable Level 3 – able to communicate with confidence in Welsh in some work situations.
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
Responsibility for Resources
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 11 December 2022
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Jeremy Goddard, Team Leader, Waste and Enforcement Team – Mid Wales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 065 4022
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