Why join us? - Environment Agency

Why join us?


Your Environment Your Career

You’ll do vital, purposeful work that influences and protects lives, places and communities now and in the future. We’ll invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. We’ll encourage and empower you to collaborate and embrace the opportunities this brings.

What’s more, you’ll have access to our great benefits package, including generous annual leave, an excellent pension, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to be part of a variety of staff networks.

We’ll also look after your wellbeing. Our wealth of resources covers everything you need to work well and live happily, from our employee assistance programme, shopping and leisure discounts, and interest-free loans for bikes and season ticket loans.

Happy Employee
Employees working together

Your career development will be safe in our hands too with excellent training and learning opportunities to help you progress. These include our apprenticeship scheme and an array of personal and professional development options.. We never stop learning at the Environment Agency and this is reflected in everything that we do.

Above all, it’s your environment, so we want you to play a role in its protection. This is your opportunity to make a real difference, not only in the landscape but also to people’s lives.

Join us today,
change tomorrow

Join us today

  • Basic Salary

    Based on skills and experience, in which salary ranges are subject to review each year as part of the pay award.

    Pension Scheme

    A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme. Contributions are based on your full time equivalent pay, ranging between 5.5% and 12.5%.  The EA contribution is currently 19% of your pay.


    Annual holiday entitlement starting at 25 days plus statutory bank holidays (pro-rata for flexible workers). We also offer up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year

    Enhanced statutory policies

    Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave, and sickness absence provisions.

  • Performance Management

    Individual performance plans, learning and development matched to your agreed career objectives and progression plans.

    Learning & Development

    A range of training courses, leadership development initiatives and access to L&D materials are available, covering technical, managerial and personal skills.

    Examination Leave

    Paid leave for exams and revision for approved studies.

    Professional subscriptions

    We will pay the membership fees for one relevant professional association.

  • Flexible Working

    Flexible working patterns including job share.

    Travel & Transport Benefits

    A range of travel and transport benefits. Discounts on Haven Holidays and HotelStay.

    Shopping & Leisure Benefits

    A variety of discounts at online stores and leisure experiences available via Mylifestyle.

  • Occupational Health

    Access to Duradiamond Healthcare advisory service.

    Eye Care

    Free eye tests.

    Employee Assistance Service

    Access to Workplace Wellness available to you and your family

    Sports & Social Club

    Opportunity to benefit from a wide range of subsidised events and discounts.

    Health Discounts

    Optional discounts provided by a number of external providers and health clubs

    Local Benefits

    These vary from region to region.

  • Interest Free Loans

    For season tickets, bicycles and safety equipment.

    Special Leave

    Additional paid leave is available for employees taking part in public duties, trade union activities, special/trained forces and for health & safety representatives.

    Financial Education Club

    Providing guidance on how to manage your finances including information on credit scores, pensions, buying your first house and getting debt-free.

    Tenancy deposit loan scheme

    Access to an interest free loan to pay for some, or all of a deposit on a privately rented home.

    The following benefits only apply to eligible roles:

    Lease Car Scheme

    Relocation Assistance

    Free Car Parking

graphic image in green and white reading "your environment, your career"