Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Assistant Permitting and Licensing Manager


Job Description:

About the role:

The Permitting and Licensing team performs key functions under the Coal Industry Act 1994 on behalf of the Coal Authority. Discharging statutory responsibilities in relation to managing access to our underground property and licensing. The team is part of the Development Department that includes the Planning and Property Teams.

We issue around 2100 permits per year, providing permission for investigation and remediation of coal mining legacy including mine entries, mine workings and unworked coal. We also licence underground and surface coal mines in Great Britain and regulate agreements to access our underground property for other purposes.

This role is fixed term 12 months

You will be a technically minded and team-focussed individual. Able to use your own initiative whilst working at pace and maintaining an eye for detail. You will need to be consistent in your methodology, with careful consideration of established policies, procedures and guidance. Having excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong negotiating skills.

You will have:

* Experience of reading and interpreting data, maps and plans
* Experience of geotechnical engineering and site based drilling works
* Experience of interpreting and reporting on mining legacy data
* Experience of dealing with difficult situations and people
* Experience of geotechnical risk assessments
* Qualified within Geology, Mining or Geotechnical disciplines
* A commitment to progress your professional development in this area

We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK - as long as you're able to be in the Mansfield office for a minimum of 1-2 days a week and attend our regular team meetings in person, we embrace a hybrid working model as much as possible.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of wonderful benefits that you'll access being a part of our inclusive team including 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), an option to work in a hybrid way, a great civil service pension scheme, generous gym membership contribution, and support for your professional membership.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other