Environment Agency

  • Location:

    Birmingham and Peterborough

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £46,374 per annum

  • Published:

    685 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    26 July 2022

Senior Lawyer – Enforcement & Prosecution

About the Environment Agency

If you’re part of the Environment Agency, you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment for generations to come, tackling issues of national importance across a huge variety of disciplines. Our responsibilities span major industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries, and conservation. Such a broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams and exceptional leadership: together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change, and secure a better future for everyone.

Your role with us

Our roles provide the ideal opportunity if you want to make a difference in your legal work and you care about the environment. We currently have 2 roles available – one based in Birmingham and one in either Birmingham or Peterborough.

Our Enforcement and Prosecution team lawyers conduct prosecutions and appear in court, advise on investigations and effect alternative disposals such as Enforcement Undertakings and Variable Monetary Penalties under the civil sanction regime. They also provide training to staff on relevant criminal procedures such as disclosure requirements and the use of statutory enforcement powers. Join them and you will have the opportunity to develop an exciting and varied caseload and make your mark in a national organisation that promises a good work-life balance and great professional development and training throughout your career.

Your benefits with us

You will benefit from a culture that embraces difference and includes everyone, where you will feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We will invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. What’s more, you’ll be able to have access to our great benefits package, including generous annual leave, an excellent pension, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to be part of a variety of staff networks.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. To achieve this, we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, or religion. We also welcome applications for flexible working patterns.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 26 July 2022.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.

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