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Senior Investigations Officer

The role of Senior Investigation Officer will be critical to the work of ESS, which is high-profile, complex and consequential.

The post-holder will be part of the Investigations, Standards and Compliance team, and will report to the head of department. The investigation function considers information submitted to ESS by members of the public and organisations, and other matters of concern to ESS’ Board.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct initial investigations into matters of concern with respect to a public authority’s compliance with environmental law, a public authorities application or implementation of environmental law, or the effectiveness of environmental law itself, advising the Board on whether there is a significant matter within the scope of ESS, and making connections between issues raised to spot underlying systemic problems.
  • Investigate matters of concern with respect to a public authority’s compliance with environmental law selected by the Board for full investigation, in a fair and impartial manner and in accordance with ESS’s Strategy and procedures.
  • Provide support to the head of department. In particular, to provide high quality information to the Board on the matters reported for consideration, and supporting the Board in prioritising matters for full investigation.
  • Be the first point of contact for people and organisations raising matters of concern, for public authorities and others engaged in an individual case from the inception of an investigation through to its completion.

Applications must be received by 11:55 pm on Monday 10th April 2023.

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