Waste Crime Engagement Specialist

Engagement Specialist

Environment, Planning & Engagement (Customers & Engagement Team)

Job Title: Engagement Specialist

Salary range to be advertised: £34,330

The role: 

You’ll play an important role to transform how we prevent, disrupt and tackle waste crime, planning and delivering engagement with partners and communities across England. You’ll empower others to prevent and disrupt waste crime by helping them understand what waste crime is, how to stop it, report it, and avoid becoming a victim or unknowing allowing waste to be handled illegally.

You will influence internal/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 engagement activities across the area and national enforcement service 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 engaging stakeholders to deliver waste crime prevention and disruption messages. Specific responsibilities include:

• Contribute to the planning and development of a national engagement plan
• Plan and deliver a local engagement plan
• Keep stakeholder analysis and engagement plans up-to-date
• Monitor and record engagement activity across the programme
• Identify new opportunities for engagement
• Support Defra Communications using key waste crime messages
• Compile written case studies of completed engagement

The team: 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an area Customer and Engagement Team. You’ll develop this new role to help partners, business and communities prevent and disrupt waste crime, protecting the environment and legitimate businesses.

The prevention and disruption of waste crime activity is part our strategy to ensure that we, our partners, and our communities share intelligence, and are able 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 been 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 such as HMRC, Police Forces, and Local Authorities etc.
It would be desirable for you to be familiar with waste regulation, waste crime, or environmental issues caused by poor waste management. 
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 will be good at working under pressure, working flexibly and at pace, and delivering outcomes.

Additional useful information: 

Travel to other Environment Agency offices will be required as part of the role, a full UK driving licence is essential.

For further details please contact Andy Bailey, andrew.bailey@environment-agency.gov.uk

You can also download the candidate pack for more information. 

Closing date for applications 2 December 2018


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