Policy and Technical Lead - Waste Management

Salary Description:
£33, 000
Sector:
Environmental Jobs
Function:
Health and Safety
Location:
International
Area:
Europe
Location Description:
Cyprus
Posted:
4th March 2021
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
MInistry of Defence
Job Ref:
Green Jobs Online

About the job
Summary
A vacancy has arisen for the position of an Environmental Adviser at JSSU(Cyprus). This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to embark on a new journey in their chosen career.

The Environmental Adviser will support the Unit SHEP Adviser in ensuring the Environmental Management Systems and relevant certifications are maintained. They will be part of the Health and Safety Team and will focus on environmental improvements for the entire Estate in an effort to help reduce the Unit’s carbon footprint.
Job description
As Environmental Adviser you will cover all the unit areas, therefore this role is varied, including developing strategies to roll out across the unit, unit data analysis and reporting. The successful applicant will also work on specific projects.

Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for;
• Co-ordinating all environmental matters across the Unit, including:
o Ensuring all UK environmental regulations and SBA Ordinances are complied with
o Liaising on environmental matters with OGD, NGO’s (Birdlife Cyprus, Forestry Dept), RoC Ministries (Mines and Quarries), SBA Administration and DIO SEE.
o Managing legislative issues for the Station including poaching, Non Military Development, illegal mining and bird trapping.
o Conducting field surveys to establish a baseline for levels of pollution or contamination on JSSU(Cyp) sites.
o Collecting and reporting on contamination data including fly tipping.
o Interpreting data and writing detailed reports in particular with regards to SLS hydrology and ecology.
o Keeping current with the most recent changes in environmental law and Ordinances.
o Creating waste management plans
o Ensuring that biodiversity recommendations are met on site and protected species remain undisturbed
• The environmental management of a number of designated sites

• Carry out a rolling programme of systematic and planned environment audits of the Unit and Station including Lodgers. Produce written reports and recommendations within 14 days to ensure prompt and effective corrective action may be taken by management. Where necessary serious failings or unresolved outstanding action is to be brought to the attention of the Station Commander/CO JSSU(Cyp). Provide specialist advice on the completion of relevant Appropriate Assessments for all projects.
Licences
Full UK Driving Licence.

Institute of Environmental Assessment Practitioner (PIEMA).

Copies of the licenses will be required at interview.
Qualifications
Degree in Environmental Management.

Integrated Management System Internal Auditor Qualification.

Evidence of qualifications will be required at interview.
Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Seeing the Big Picture
Changing and Improving
Making Effective Decisions
Leadership
Communicating and Influencing
Working Together
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

Seeing the Big Picture
Changing and Improving
Making Effective Decisions
Technical skills
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

3.1 - Providing Advice and Support- L4
3.2 – Writing Guidance - L4
3.3 – Conducting Risk Assessments -L4
3.4 – Conducting Audits and Inspection -L4
3.5 – Incident Reporting and Investigation - L3
3.6 – Emergency Response-L3
3.7 – Training -L3
We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

3.1 - Providing Advice and Support- L4
3.2 – Writing Guidance - L4
3.3 – Conducting Risk Assessments -L4
Benefits
• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

This post offers full relocation allowances subject to availability. Cost of Living Overseas Allowances is payable based on personal circumstances and marital status.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

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Things you need to know
Security
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Ability, Experience and Technical skills.
Applicants will submit applications for the position online. Following an eligibility sift, applications will be assessed in a fair and equal manner.

Applicants meeting the necessary experience and surpassing the pre-set quality marks will then be invited to interview within 1 month of advert closure date.

Interviews will be conducted via MODNET VTC or via civilian Skype / Teams video call

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Nationality requirements
Open to UK nationals only.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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