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Environmental Officer - Avon Fire & Rescue Service (REF: EO/AFRS)

£25,991 - £28,672

Listed 08 September 2021

Environmental Officer - Avon Fire & Rescue Service

  • Based at: AF&RS Headquarters, Portishead BS20 8JJ
  • Contract: Fixed term appointment for 24 months
  • Hours: 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
  • Salary: Hay 8 (£25,991 – £28,672)
  • Closing date: 29 September 2021


We have an exciting opportunity to join Avon Fire & Rescue Service as an Environmental Officer. Within this role you will assist the Environmental Manager to develop, implement and manager AF&RS’ environmental and sustainability plans, policies and procedures.

The Environmental Officer will help to develop an ISO 14001- compliant Environmental Management System (EMS) covering all AFRS sites and operations, working to achieve continual improvement of AFRS’ environmental performance. You will also manage the metering and monitoring systems to track, report upon and identify improvements in environmental performance.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about and has a good understanding of environmental issues. It is key to this role that you have a basic knowledge/experience of Environmental (or other ISO-compliant) Management Systems.

The successful candidate will have project experience in order to be able to implement projects and deliver quality outcomes. You must be computer literate and be able to carry out research, undertake detailed data analysis and produce statistical reports.

It is essential that you hold a current full driving licence or access to suitable transport to travel to various locations across our service area.

A basic knowledge of relevant environmental legislation, statutory requirements, standards and best practice and professional qualification and/or membership in a relevant field would be beneficial.

This post is based at our Headquarters which we share with Avon & Somerset Police.  There is a mandatory requirement to undergo a security clearance check to work on this site.

The full duties for this role are contained within the job description.

How to apply

The job description and application is available to download on our website

Alternatively you can apply by CV with a detailed covering letter providing evidence against the criteria outlined in the job description.  Applications can be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date.

Alternatively, you can email your application to Late applications will not be accepted. 

Please quote job reference number 5815 on any communications.

Closing date: 29 September 2021

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