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Environmental Officer

Essex Police
Chelmsford, Essex
£29,793.00 to £31,725.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)
Closing date
1 Dec 2021
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As part of our growth programme, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to join our Estate Services Team, supporting Essex Police in provide effective and efficient policing throughout the county of Essex.

The team manages all property related matters from small repairs to multi-million-pound new build and refurbishment projects, as well as dealing with all aspects of owning and leasing property. The team is currently implementing a significant estate transformation programme, aimed at modernising the estate to provide an environment fit for policing now and in the future.

If successful you will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and will be responsible for promoting energy management and environmental strategies across the force. You will also be responsible for identifying, developing and implementing initiatives to reduce costs and carbon emissions and encouraging the use of renewable/sustainable energy resources.

You will also help with the preparation of business cases to support initiatives identified along with assessing risks, priorities, costs and benefits. Experience of undertaking energy surveys and audits is desirable.

At shortlisting we will be looking for essential evidence of:

  • A degree in Energy, Environmental Science or other related discipline;
  • Experience of energy monitoring and management activities for a medium to large organisation;
  • A thorough understanding of the relevant legislative and regulatory framework.
  • Research, analysis and presentation of complex information using Microsoft Office;
  • Problem-solving skills and innovative approach to finding solutions to problems in a cost-effective way;
  • Experience of managing a project from inception to completion

This opportunity would suit a highly motivated individual with perseverance who can bring their experience to a forward-thinking Estate Services team.

The role is based at Essex Police Headquarters, Chelmsford, with some remote working being available by agreement.

Benefits of working for Essex Police:

  • Flexitime, (potential for non-working days)
  • Employee wellbeing scheme
  • Enrolment into local authority pension scheme
  • Working with a dedicated and supportive team of property professions, who want to make a difference for the people of Essex.
  • Working within a non-profit making organisation

To discuss the opportunity further, please contact David Lester MRICS Head of Estate Technical Services on 07973 880936.

Your application is shortlisted on the content provided within your 'reason for application'. Within your answer please refer to the criteria stated in this job advert and include any experience, skills and abilities you feel you have that will make you suitable for the role. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible as insufficient information may mean that you do not meet the shortlisting criteria.

For the full job description please click here. 

Your reason for application will be limited to 9000 characters.

All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance.  During the recruitment process you will be sent on-line vetting information forms to complete. 

If you require any assistance or further information regarding this opportunity please contact the Business Centre on 01245 452833 then select option 2 and then option 1. Alternatively email

Kent Police and Essex Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender, sex (or gender), employment status.

If you have a disability or health condition that requires adjustments during any element of the selection process please provide us with details of the adjustment you would require at the earliest opportunity. Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances so to do.

This post is open to British citizens, nationals of the EEA or commonwealth citizens who have no time limit on their stay in the UK, and who have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years. Essex Police and Kent Police are an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

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