Pesticides Policy Advisor
Salary: £30,001 - £40,000
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. Acting to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do. We reduce the risks to people, properties and businesses from flooding and coastal erosion. We protect and improve the quality of water, making sure there is enough for people, businesses, agriculture and the environment. Our work helps to ensure people can enjoy the water environment through angling and navigation.
If you have the knowledge to influence policy and decision makers on some of our most significant water challenges, we can offer you the ideal role for your talents at the Environment Agency. A challenge which comes with expert mentorship of colleagues in a team focused on managing chemical risks in aquatic environments.
An experienced pesticide scientist, you’ll play a key role in our Strategic and Regulatory Planning Team. Your focus will be on our Chemicals Programme. Your objective? To minimise the adverse environmental impacts of pesticides and other chemicals in the environment. Your solutions will align with our 2025 goals to support chemicals and pesticides policy development.
Your role will encompass policy areas ranging from farming to regulated industry and water quality assessment, and monitoring. Collating pesticide data. Planning specific monitoring programmes. Feedback on the authorisation of active ingredients in pesticides. All this and more will feature in your wide-ranging remit.
With a degree in Biological Sciences or Chemistry, you’ll bring hands-on practical experience or a relevant research profile to the role. You’ll be comfortable dealing with regulatory conversations and providing technical expertise on pesticides policy. Ideally, you’ll also have a background in Ecotoxicology or knowledge in this area.
Project management. communication and relationship-building skills are a must, along with the ability to learn quickly and apply novel approaches to problem solving.
The Environment Agency is committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies.
Closing date: 19 September 2021.