Contract Type
Practice Area
Legal Support
Edin, Eurocentral, or Dingwall
See Job Description
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Are you interested in applying your legal skills to help protect and enhance Scotland’s environment?

Job Description

The Salary band for this role is Band D, £32,991 to £38,034 per annum. The starting salary for this post will be £32,991 per annum.

Based in Edinburgh or the ASB building, Eurocentral, ML1 4WQ or Dingwall

SEPA is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator. But we do much more than solely regulate. Our overall aim is to protect our environment and human health, and contribute to sustainable economic growth.

The scope of our responsibilities is extremely broad; including problem-solving, environmental improvement, addressing climate change, sampling and monitoring, reporting on the state of our environment, advising on environmental issues, protecting citizens and communities from environmental harms, publishing environmental data and information, raising environmental awareness, preparing for future environmental issues, encouraging positive environmental action, and regulation. In order to meet these responsibilities we employ a diverse workforce across our offices situated throughout Scotland.

You will have an important role in advising on operational matters, and on the practical implementation of legislation. You will provide legal advice in relation to environmental legislation and regulation, in particular on licensing and enforcement matters. You will provide legal advice and guidance in connection with the preparation of reports to the Procurator Fiscal and you will be involved in the progress of such cases. You will be involved in the conduct of statutory appeals and other court actions which may include representing SEPA at hearings. You will be enthusiastic to work as part of an in-house legal team and this varied role will see you come into contact with diverse SEPA staff as well as a range of external legal professionals.

A qualified Solicitor, with a Diploma in Legal Practice and a minimum of 1 year PQE (and ideally 3) you will possess excellent communications skills, from report writing to presentations, with the ability to break legal language down to work effectively with everyone in SEPA. Ideally, though not essential, you will have practical experience of applying environmental legislation and of appearing in court/ tribunals.  .

Closing date: 26th August 2018.