The Interim Office for Environmental Protection will be set up as a division within Defra, although operating as independently as possible. Until the OEP is legally established Defra is supporting the recruitment of staff.
Successful candidates in this campaign will initially be employed by Defra in the Interim OEP until the OEP is legally established. Once the OEP is legally established, we intend that the successful candidate’s employment will be transferred over to the OEP on their existing T&Cs and they will become public servants.
The OEP will be a non-departmental public body sponsored by Defra. This means it will operate independently from Defra and will not be part of the UK Civil Service.
Current vacancies are listed on the Defra Jobs site.
You can find our vacancies advertised on Civil Service Jobs website. By signing up for job alerts, you can ensure you hear about new opportunities at the OEP as soon as they are available.