The EA is the government’s environmental regulator in England. In Wales this role is met by Natural Resources Wales and in Scotland the Scottish Environment Protection Agency SEPA.
- Within the EA we cover flooding, pollution, waste, water resources and even regulate the nuclear energy industry. There are a range of jobs. Anyone with a science or engineering background could find a role at the EA.
- However, we also need communication specialists because it doesn’t matter how good we think the science is if we can’t communicate well with communities, the wider public and local partners like MPs and local councils. So there are roles for people with journalist and communication skills to make sure we get good information out early to the people that need it in the right way.
- We also need people who are good at managing queries and issues and working with members of the public to make sure we can answer their questions well and quickly. This is a skill in itself, knowing who to ask what questions of to get the best for the customer.