Enforcement Officer - (EO Apprentice)

Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
West Midlands
24 Oct 2018
21 Nov 2018
Start Date

About the Role:
Become one of the first Regulatory Compliance Officer Apprentices! An exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced role, supporting UK businesses to improve compliance in technical and environmental regulation. You'll be involved in various projects, helping you to gain a real breadth of experience, providing a foundation for your future career.

Key responsibilities:
Your role may vary depending on the team you are working with, but in general you will be
responsible for a wide range of tasks associated with supporting the implementation and
enforcement of technical and environmental regulations.
These tasks will include, but may not be limited to:
• Assessing the extent to which a business meets the requirements of the law
• Working with businesses to help them comply with relevant legislation in their sector
• Providing information, guidance and advice to businesses on how to comply with legislation
• Collecting and analysing business data to build a picture of business compliance
• Conducting risk assessments and highlighting hazards which may result in non-compliance by the business
• Writing reports following inspections or projects
• Liaising with businesses to resolve any issues of non-compliance
• Managing relationships with businesses and providing customer service
• Dealing with complaints from consumers and other businesses and investigating them
• You will also undertake a Level 4 Regulatory Compliance Officer Apprenticeship, helping you build new skills and apply your learning in your role.

Skills & Qualifications
Desired skills
Whether you are at the start of your career, or are an experienced professional looking to give you career new impetus, we want to hear from you if you have the skills below.
• Strong communication skills
• Decision making skills
You will also need to work at pace, manage competing priorities and deliver high standards of quality in every work area.
Desired qualifications
Successful candidates who do not have a GCSE grade C in maths or English (or equivalent) will be required to undertake level 2 functional skills as part of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider
BEIS has an apprentice network of around 60 apprentices, and a HR Apprenticeship Team who, alongside your manager, will be available to support you through your apprenticeship.

Non civil servants will be expected to start at the salary minimum if successful.

Civil servants appointed on level transfer will retain their existing salary. Civil servants applying on promotion will usually be appointed to the salary minimum or within 10% of existing salary.


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Leading and communicating
  • Changing and improving

Civil Service Competency Framework



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks .

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using the Civil Service Competency Framework . Guidance on writing competency examples is available: A brief guide to competencies

Should a large number of applications be received, the initial sift may be conducted using a lead
competency. This will be the competency which is listed first in the job advert.
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the essential role requirements within the application competency responses.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
Please note that your personal statement should be aligned to the four questions on the application form.

Candidates invited to interview will be expected to complete a case study exercise. Details to be confirmed
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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