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Environment Agency

Job title E&B Senior Advisor (International Planning – Chemicals)
Location Flexible location but travel to London, Birmingham and Bristol required
Salary range £43,777 Pro rata
Sector Central Government
Date posted 05-Nov-18
Apply by 11-Nov-18

As an independent organisation within the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Environment Agency is vital to supporting the wellbeing of both people and wildlife. Our challenge – to protect and improve England’s environment – impacts on water, land and biodiversity, and affects how every major industry operates. From waste management to manufacturing, we act as a regulatory authority, with our 10,600 employees working collaboratively to achieve sustainable results.

As we prepare for EU Exit we need to consider how we will manage the regulation of chemicals in the future. Existing regulations will need to continue to operate efficiently after Exit to deliver a high level of environmental protection. We are currently reviewing and planning our future role in managing the risks from chemicals post Exit and need you to:

  • Lead work to establish and oversee delivery of a technical engagement strategy in collaboration with colleagues across the Environment Agency, Defra, HSE and other partners
  • Make sure the strategy delivers on our international commitments, strengthens our relationship with Europe, forges additional relationships internationally, plans our engagement and shares our learning
  • Help us to engage successfully at an international level to enable the sharing of scientific and regulatory knowledge in relation to chemicals
  • Build relationships across the Environment Agency, government, industry and our partners to maximise our influence on the international stage

You will be part of the national EU Exit Chemicals Programme that’s leading work to develop the right organisational links, governance, activities, processes, systems and funding to protect the environment from chemical manufacture, use & disposal. A key member of our Regulatory Planning team you will need a background in chemicals legislation relevant to the Environment Agency’s work and a proven ability to deliver within a work programme.

We will also be looking for strong awareness of the international links, including environmental objectives and economic development. Experience within the chemicals industry at an international level, and/or a role in international engagement in the public sector would be useful, while excellent communication and influencing skills are essential.

This is a valuable opportunity to influence the future impact of chemical exposure on the environment. Our teams enjoy working collaboratively to find innovative solutions to complex problems, and would welcome your contribution. With a good work/life balance, you will also have access to a desirable pension scheme, a generous holiday allowance and access to internationally-respected projects and challenges.