Being a Team Leader leading regulatory teams is one of the most important roles at the EA (Environment Agency). We regulate everything from what is discharged into our rivers, to operators of waste management facilities, farms and other land management activities across a range of urban and rural sites, all of which may impact on the local environment. Whilst our Officers deal with a wide range of environmental issues, you will lead a team with the sole focus on the regulation of 1 of the 9 Water Companies across the country.

What will you do:

Such broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams. Your role will be to lead a team of regulators with a critical frontline operational role, protecting the environment helping create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for people and wildlife.

You’ll manage and motivate a team with responsibility for the regulation of a Water Company. You will lead experienced officers as well as those new to the business. Leading them to address compliance issues in the water industry, including those reputationally and environmentally high risk.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

What do I need?

With a track-record of collaborative working at all levels of an organisation, you’ll bring skills in leading, managing and developing others. You will need…


  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated by successfully leading teams to work in collaboration to achieve objectives.
  • Proven working knowledge of Health, Safety & Wellbeing.


  • Enthusiasm to achieve results and an ability to coach and mentor others to enhance their abilities and fostering their growth.
  • The ability to work with a range of customers and stakeholders, whether internal or external to support our goals.
  • The skills to both prioritise effectively for your team and with the wider business.
  • A flexible approach to work and a capacity to make decisions using available information and evidence.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll benefit from a culture that embraces difference and is inclusive where you’ll feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We’ll invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career.

What’s more, you’ll have access to our great benefits package including:

  • A salary of £39,635
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Overtime opportunities through standby and incident pay
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays for full-time employees
  • Two additional days for paid environmental outcomes giving you the opportunity to take part in community activities
  • Great career opportunities
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave scheme

Options for flexible and/or part-time working may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion. If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact the recruitment team at earecruitment@peoplescout.co.uk.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the UK’s biggest environmental organisation. Join us, and together, let’s tackle the challenges of a changing climate and build a more sustainable future. Apply now and embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career journey with the Environment Agency!