Compliance Manager

About You

Are you someone with a passion for environmental improvements?
Do you like to work with others and share learning to do things better for the environment?
Can you use your communication techniques to help us manage our environmental risks?
If so, read on...

You will manage the environmental compliance of our operations, supporting the business in the delivery of its environmental compliance obligations.
Be the main contact for regulatory liaison, ensuring our permits are relevant, achievable and proportionate.

Using your expertise and knowledge to work across the business (senior managers, operational managers, frontline employees and remote workers), using their specialist knowledge to supplement your own as well as upskilling others so they understand their compliance obligations.

Above all you’ll have excellent technical, communications and engagement skills, with experience of assuring environmental compliance to manage corporate obligations and risks.

We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you! 

Please note that this role will require a basic DBS check

About The Role

The sustainability and environmental compliance team is a small team that cuts across the Coal Authority working with all departments to:

  • Deliver our sustainability goals;
  • Advise on and manage our environmental compliance risks; and
  • Manage, review and improve our environmental management policies and processes.
Although small, the portfolio of work is wide and delivered by a large virtual team of people across the organisation.  In order to help make this happen you will need to have excellent people and communication skills, working with many internally and externally to achieve common goals.

The Compliance Manager will be responsible for supporting the Sustainability Manager in monitoring and managing environmental risks across our operations.

This will involve working with closely with the Environmental Systems Manager to ensure we have effective and robust systems and reporting, as well as working with our operational teams to ensure they have the support needed to apply for and comply with environmental permits.

None of us are perfect and therefore all of us have a minimum five days of learning and development in our personal objectives.  Whether that is on the job learning or formal teaching, you’ll be supported to get the tools, knowledge and experience you need to do the job and develop yourself professionally and personally.

For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.
Other important information


Application closing date: 31st January 2023

Sifting date:2nd February 2023

Interviews: w/c 6th February 2023

(If you are unavailable on these interview dates please make us aware, and we will look at alternative dates)

About The Coal Authority

Our benefits:
  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%!
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Employee discounts
  • Annual medicals
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing
  • A recognition scheme, where you receive extra money or vouchers
  • Flexi-time to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
  • Sponsorship and professional qualifications support
  • Professional subscriptions paid
Working with us:

We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.

Who we are:

Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.

We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

Here at TCA we do not just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our customers and our community.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.

We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria

If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 19/01/2023
  • Rate: £41,083 - £43,150
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0072
  • Posted: 2023-01-19 15:18:08 -

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