Technical Support Unit Manager
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland's principal environmental regulator. But we do much more than solely regulate. Our overall aim is to protect our environment and human health, and contribute to sustainable economic growth.
The scope of our responsibilities is extremely broad; including problem-solving, environmental improvement, addressing climate change, sampling and monitoring, reporting on the state of our environment, advising on environmental issues, protecting citizens and communities from environmental harms, publishing environmental data and information, raising environmental awareness, preparing for future environmental issues, encouraging positive environmental action, and regulation. In order to meet these responsibilities we employ a diverse workforce across our offices situated throughout Scotland.
As Technical Unit Manager for our East Region, you'll manage, motivate and develop a dispersed team of specialist staff, located across Scotland. You will lead the team in delivering our Regulatory Strategy, focused on a portfolio of Scotland's most complex sites, including the Grangemouth Petrochemical complex. The team's activities include sector management and liaison, the implementation of legislation and policy, and the provision of training and advice. We will look to you to champion environmental protection while understanding the needs of, and pressures on, businesses. As an ambassador for SEPA, you will explain our strategies to the media, government and elected members, and at conferences.
An inspiring and influential leader with excellent communication and relationship building skills, you will bring to the role innovative thinking, flexibility and the ability to deliver change. With real collaborative spirit, you will be an integral member of our East Regional Management Team. A relevant degree or equivalent is essential, together with a proven professional track record in pollution control and clear understanding of SEPA's mission and purpose.
In return - aside from helping deliver a clean and healthy environment for Scotland - you'll enjoy flexible working arrangements, the opportunity to join our pension scheme and many other benefits.
If you're interested in working for a leading edge public sector organisation, we would love to hear from you.
Closing date: 21 st July 2017.