G6 Senior Lawyer - Enforcement & Prosecution

  • Location:

    Birmingham , Exeter , Peterborough

  • Sector:

    Environmental - Legal Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:


  • Published:

    57 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    25 March 2024

We also have 2 temporary positions available with the option to be based in Peterborough or Reading

The diverse nature of the Environment Agency provides ever-evolving challenges for our legal teams. Our lawyers conduct criminal proceedings and advise on all matters relevant to the enforcement of environmental requirements. They also advise on the imposition of civil sanctions such as enforcement undertakings and variable monetary penalties. They provide training to staff on disclosure requirements and the use of various statutory and enforcement powers. Join them and you will have the opportunity to own an interesting caseload and make your mark in a national organisation that promises a good work-life balance, salary pension scheme and great professional development.

The team

We have 7 Area facing legal teams located across the country with lawyers reporting through a team leader to the Senior Managing Lawyer (Enforcement & Prosecution) and Deputy Director (Chief Prosecutor) as part of Legal and Audit Services. We have 3 permanent roles available, one role to be based in each of the following locations: Peterborough, Birmingham and Exeter.

We also have 2 temporary positions available with the option to be based in Peterborough or Reading. They will be offered on a 12-month basis so please indicate if you are interested in one of these roles as part of your application.

Experience/skills required

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or equivalent (FILEX with rights of audience in criminal proceedings) and ideally have experience as a prosecutor or defence lawyer of complex criminal cases concerning breaches of environmental legislation or other complex areas of criminal and regulatory law. You will possess a sound knowledge generally of criminal law, practice and procedure and be an experienced criminal advocate with trial experience in the Magistrates’ Court. You will have experience of preparing complex cases for trial and sentence in the Crown Court. You may also be a higher rights advocate, but this is not a requirement for the role. You will understand the Environment Agency’s ability to use civil sanctions in place of criminal proceedings and you will have the ability to advise upon the right regulatory response to environmental offending.

Contact and additional information

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

Please note we will not assess CVs for this role, it is your answers to the competency questions that will be used for interview selection. A link to the Capability Dictionary that lists the indicators for each of the competencies is available in the Candidate Pack.

For further information please contact Paul Taylor, Senior Managing Lawyer (paul.taylor1@environment-agency.gov.uk

To apply click HERE

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