Permitting Team Leader

About You
Do you see yourself as a person who can provide leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and goals of an organisation?
When faced with competing demands, can you prioritise and organise tasks and resources to ensure delivery of results on time?
Can you use your influencing and persuasion skills to secure safe development and sustainable environmental improvements in legacy coal mining areas?

If so, we have an exciting leadership role for you, read on......

We are recruiting for a team leader who can support, motivate and inspire the permitting team by creating an environment that promotes positive communication, encourages bonding of team members, and demonstrates flexibility in leadership to suit different circumstances.

You will have background knowledge and skills that will enable you to make decisions for proposals that involve access to Coal Authority’s property which includes coal seams, abandoned mine workings and mine entries such as shafts & adits.
You will use your influencing and persuasion skills to secure outcomes that align to ambitions of the Coal Authority’s permitting function.
In addition to your leadership skills, and it is desirable that you have a relevant degree and a strong geo-science or geo-technical operations related background in at least one of the following areas: Site & minerals surveying; Ground investigation; Mining engineering; Geology & Geochemistry; Environmental control & legislation and Risk assessment. 
You will be a chartered member of a professional body, or working towards attaining chartership status.
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!

About The Role
We are a permitting team that grants around 1800 permits annually that facilitate safe and sustainable development activities within former coal mining areas.

The activities we permit range from small scale developments to multi-million pound major capital infrastructure developments of regulated public utility companies.

We deal with a wide range of stakeholders which presents different circumstance for which the permitting team will require leadership support.
The permitting team issues permits that facilitates development in legacy coal mining areas whilst managing public risk.
The permit applications that are processed by the team include proposals for ground investigations, remediation work involving shaft location, grouting for the stabilisation of shallow mine-workings, mine shafts and other bulk grouting operations. Your leadership will support the permitting function in securing assurance that adequate measures and controls are in place to minimise the risk to public safety before granting permission to access to our property.
This role is part of the leadership team within the Development department.

You will play a key part in engaging stakeholders and supporting the team to deliver permits within schedule.
People are our greatest asset.

You will play an active role in deputising the Principal Permitting Manager in providing leadership that motivates diverse talent within the team.   

Application closing date:12 February 2024
Sifting date:13 February 2024
Interviews: w/c19 February 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

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
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Support with professional qualifications
  • Payment of one annual professional subscription
  • Free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Employee discounts available through Edenred
  • Annual health check
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing activities
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • A values based recognition scheme
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
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 don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

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

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
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: 26/01/2024
  • Rate: £48K to £50K
  • 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: 0241
  • Posted: 2024-01-26 15:34:03 -

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