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Senior Lawyers - Environmental Law and Regulation

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Job ID:

31517

Practice Area(s):

Environmental, Governance

Location:

Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Leeds, Peterborough, Reading, Warrington 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

05.07.2024

Employer type:

Regulatory Body
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Job Description:

From £50,409 per annum

Environment Agency Legal Services is recruiting to 6 Senior Lawyer roles working on environmental law, planning and environmental regulation. This is an opportunity to work at the cutting edge of environmental law and regulation, doing work that is challenging, rewarding, interesting and fast paced.

We provide advice and litigation services to help the Environment Agency to protect and improve the environment, create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development, within the rule of law. Our work includes:
  • legal advice on policy and legislative development
  • legal advice on interpretation of current laws, Environment Agency decision-making and legal risk management
  • legal advice on regulatory notices and compliance by operators;
  • civil litigation including Judicial Review
  • civil appeals including PINS, First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal
  • training colleagues on application of relevant law.
We are recruiting to roles in teams covering:
  • Waste law and regulation
  • Industrial emissions regulation
  • Contaminated land
  • Climate Change trading and regulation
  • Chemicals regulation
  • Water and environmental permitting
  • Flood risk and planning
You will handle complex legal issues and be able to demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of relevant regulatory and public law principles. You will use your organisational skills, good legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk to handle a complex and demanding workload with a high degree of autonomy, and have a proven track record of delivering high quality work on time.

You will provide high quality legal advice to colleagues in client teams on legislative, policy or operational regulatory issues. You will work closely with colleagues, stakeholders and government departments and, where required, you will advise senior management sometimes up to Chief Executive level.

In some roles you will, after induction, have the opportunity to undertake advocacy defending statutory appeals before the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.

The team
These roles are in the Environment Agency’s in-house legal service, in our National and Environmental Regulation teams of specialist lawyers.
Our vision is to be an outstanding legal service, committed to the highest standards of customer service and professionalism, where clients trust and respect our high quality, risk-based legal advice and our judgement; a fantastic place to work, where our staff reflect our diverse society, feel valued and trusted and are able fulfil their potential.

Experience/skills required
Fully qualified lawyer (solicitor, barrister or legal executive) entitled to practice in England.

Strong analytical skills, an appreciation of legal risk, ability to see legal issues in their wider context and pick up new areas of law quickly.

Able to communicate effectively, be flexible and have experience of influencing and persuading at all levels.

Senior Lawyer: You will be recognised as a senior practitioner and role model, have good knowledge and experience advising on complex issues in one or more of the following, and interest in developing your expertise further:

Environmental Permitting, waste, water, climate change or chemicals regulation
Flood risk or planning

Regulatory policy, public law, legislative process, drafting
Regulation and civil enforcement.

Contact and additional information
It is important to us that our workforce is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and we welcome candidates with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds.

These posts can be based in Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Warrington, Reading, Leeds or Peterborough. We offer the option to combine home working with attendance at the contractual office base, subject to meeting business needs. Travel is occasionally required. We welcome applications from candidates seeking full time or flexible working patterns including part-time or job-share. Please highlight preferred flexible working arrangements in your application.

Please refer to the candidate pack for full details of the roles and the benefits we offer including a career average pension scheme. For further information contact Julia Farthing Julia.Farthing@environment-agency.gov.uk or Raymond Howard Raymond.Howard@environment-agency.gov.uk
 
Closing date: 4 August 2024 @ 23:55

For further information about the role or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
 
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Senior Lawyers - Environmental Law and Regulation

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

31517

Practice Area(s):

Environmental, Governance

Location:

Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Leeds, Peterborough, Reading, Warrington 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

05.07.2024

Employer type:

Regulatory Body
col-wide   

Job Description:

From £50,409 per annum

Environment Agency Legal Services is recruiting to 6 Senior Lawyer roles working on environmental law, planning and environmental regulation. This is an opportunity to work at the cutting edge of environmental law and regulation, doing work that is challenging, rewarding, interesting and fast paced.

We provide advice and litigation services to help the Environment Agency to protect and improve the environment, create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development, within the rule of law. Our work includes:
  • legal advice on policy and legislative development
  • legal advice on interpretation of current laws, Environment Agency decision-making and legal risk management
  • legal advice on regulatory notices and compliance by operators;
  • civil litigation including Judicial Review
  • civil appeals including PINS, First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal
  • training colleagues on application of relevant law.
We are recruiting to roles in teams covering:
  • Waste law and regulation
  • Industrial emissions regulation
  • Contaminated land
  • Climate Change trading and regulation
  • Chemicals regulation
  • Water and environmental permitting
  • Flood risk and planning
You will handle complex legal issues and be able to demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of relevant regulatory and public law principles. You will use your organisational skills, good legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk to handle a complex and demanding workload with a high degree of autonomy, and have a proven track record of delivering high quality work on time.

You will provide high quality legal advice to colleagues in client teams on legislative, policy or operational regulatory issues. You will work closely with colleagues, stakeholders and government departments and, where required, you will advise senior management sometimes up to Chief Executive level.

In some roles you will, after induction, have the opportunity to undertake advocacy defending statutory appeals before the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.

The team
These roles are in the Environment Agency’s in-house legal service, in our National and Environmental Regulation teams of specialist lawyers.
Our vision is to be an outstanding legal service, committed to the highest standards of customer service and professionalism, where clients trust and respect our high quality, risk-based legal advice and our judgement; a fantastic place to work, where our staff reflect our diverse society, feel valued and trusted and are able fulfil their potential.

Experience/skills required
Fully qualified lawyer (solicitor, barrister or legal executive) entitled to practice in England.

Strong analytical skills, an appreciation of legal risk, ability to see legal issues in their wider context and pick up new areas of law quickly.

Able to communicate effectively, be flexible and have experience of influencing and persuading at all levels.

Senior Lawyer: You will be recognised as a senior practitioner and role model, have good knowledge and experience advising on complex issues in one or more of the following, and interest in developing your expertise further:

Environmental Permitting, waste, water, climate change or chemicals regulation
Flood risk or planning

Regulatory policy, public law, legislative process, drafting
Regulation and civil enforcement.

Contact and additional information
It is important to us that our workforce is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and we welcome candidates with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds.

These posts can be based in Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Warrington, Reading, Leeds or Peterborough. We offer the option to combine home working with attendance at the contractual office base, subject to meeting business needs. Travel is occasionally required. We welcome applications from candidates seeking full time or flexible working patterns including part-time or job-share. Please highlight preferred flexible working arrangements in your application.

Please refer to the candidate pack for full details of the roles and the benefits we offer including a career average pension scheme. For further information contact Julia Farthing Julia.Farthing@environment-agency.gov.uk or Raymond Howard Raymond.Howard@environment-agency.gov.uk
 
Closing date: 4 August 2024 @ 23:55

For further information about the role or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.