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Environmental Compliance Officer

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Environmental Officer oversees the performance of the Trust, making sure environmental standards and legislation are met.

As an environmental officer, you'll ensure that the Trust is operating in accordance with environmental guidelines and targets. Your role will involve examining corporate activities to determine where improvements can be made and ensuring compliance with environmental legislation across the organisation.

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible to create, implement and monitor environmental strategies to promote sustainable development.

Your wide remit means you'll review the whole operation, carrying out environmental audits and assessments, identifying and resolving environmental problems and ensuring necessary changes are implemented.

You will provide reports to the governance structure and external agencies (e.g. Environment Agency, Nottingham City Council, etc.) as and when needed (e.g. discharging conditions form environmental permits and licenses, etc.).

About us

With over 20,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Develop and implement environmental strategies and action plans, to ensure corporate sustainable development.

Take the lead on sustainable procurement for all goods and services.

Co-ordinate all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy.

Support the implementation of environmental policies and practices.

Ensure compliance with environmental legislation and keep up to date with UK, European Union and international regulation and legislation.

Liaise with relevant bodies such as local authorities, public bodies and competent bodies (ie. Environment Agency).

Audit, analyse and report environmental performance to internal departments and regulatory bodies.

Carry out impact assessments to identify, assess and reduce an organisation's environmental risks and financial costs.

Promote and raise awareness, at all levels of an organisation, of the impact of emerging environmental issues.

Implement best practice in areas of corporate, ethical and social responsibility and address any issues arising.

Develop and implement environmental management systems to continually improve the impact of the Trust on the environment.

Co-ordinate public hearings and consultations on environmental matters.

Manage relations with the Trusts Governance structure, senior management and internal staff.

Train staff at all levels on environmental issues and responsibilities.

Participate in environmental education and research.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level in an environmental discipline or equivalent level of knowledge.


  • Working towards a post graduate qualification in an environmental discipline, Prince 2 Foundation qualification, Microsoft Project qualification, QSIR Practitioner



  • Experience of working in an environmental discipline ideally within the NHS environment.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures, including using various IT systems and project management methodologies.
  • Specialist knowledge and understanding of Environmental and legislation and best practice


  • Detailed knowledge of health and safety.
  • Detailed knowledge of auditing.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



Hucknall Road



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