Interim Office for Environmental Protection (OEP)

Worcester / Potential flexible options
19 April 2021

For additional information, contact OEP Recruitment

Defra is starting recruitment to a range of roles within the Interim Office for Environmental Protection (OEP).

What is the Interim OEP?

The Interim Office for Environmental Protection is the non-statutory form of the Office for Environmental Protection which is being established by the Environment Bill later this year. It will provide independent oversight of the government’s environmental progress and accelerate the foundation of the full body.

The Interim OEP will be set up as a division within Defra, although operating as independently as possible. ​We intend for staff working in the Interim OEP to transfer employment to the statutory OEP once it is legally established. More details on this are in the candidate packs for the individual roles.

The OEP headquarters will be based in Worcester, although a range of flexible working options will be supported.

​The roles

The OEP will be the cornerstone of our environmental governance system now we have left the EU. We are keen to recruit the best people, from any background, to help grow the organisation from the ground up, influencing how the OEP will operate in its crucial early years of existence. ​

For information about the Interim OEP live vacancies and candidate packs please select by job title:

Executive Support Officer

Principal Environmental Analyst

Monitoring Environmental Law Officer

Environmental Lawyer

Complaints Officer

Senior Complaints Officer

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