Senior Lawyer

Bristol, Exeter, Leeds, Peterborough, Reading, Solihull, Warrington, Worthing
Grade Rate £43,344 per annum
14 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Reference – 6041
Full time
Contract type

About the role

The diverse nature of the Environment Agency provides ever-evolving challenges for our legal teams. Here you will have the opportunity to own interesting caseloads and make your mark in a national organisation that promises a good work-life balance, generous career average pension scheme and great professional development.

This is an important role. You will have up-to-date knowledge of waste law, the Environmental Permitting Regulations or another area of environmental law and a knowledge of or interest in developing a knowledge of the producer responsibility and industrial installations regimes. You will be able to help shape our approach to regulation of those regimes in future.  You will be able to handle complex technical issues.  You will be expected to contribute to areas of law covered by the waste team and the wider national team at Bristol as required. No two days will be the same, from providing high quality advice that supports the implementation of new legislation to writing detailed legal briefings for use at director, board or government level and composing correspondence in response to parliamentary questions.

You will use your organisational skills and maturity of judgment 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 be recognised as a senior practitioner and role model able to train functional specialists, other lawyers and key external stakeholders in relevant areas of the law.

About You

You will be a fully qualified lawyer (solicitor, barrister or legal executive), with relevant experience advising on technical issues. You will need to demonstrate that you are confident, able to combine first-class communication skills with strong analytical skills and an ability to pick up new areas quickly. You will have experience of influencing and persuading people at all levels, and the ability to interpret technical legal areas to a variety of customers and stakeholders.

About us

The Environment Agency operates at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We work closely with a wide range of partners to make sure there is enough water for people and wildlife; reduce the risk of flooding; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply environmental standards within which industry can operate.


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Closing date: 1 October 2017.

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