Staffordshire County Council

Flood Risk Management Technician

Lichfield, Staffordshire
£27,041 -  £31,346 per annum
22 Dec 2021
17 Jan 2022
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Flood Risk Management Technician

Salary:  £27,041 -  £31,346 per annum

 37 Hours per week – Permanent

About the role

Increased prosperity and a vibrant economy are at the top of the County Council's objectives and the Highways and Built County team has a central role in supporting this agenda.

We are looking for a person with experience in the use of GIS and other ICT systems who is technically minded and who is a good team player, able to form sustainable relationships and partnerships . You will provide technical support, guidance, advice and training relating to the activities of the Lead Local Flood Authority role including flood investigations, assessment and data management, securing funding for schemes, sustainable drainage systems, planning processes, budget management and land drainage enforcement and consenting. You will manage our GIS system and website. During a flood emergency, the post holder may be required to take part in major incident response.

The Flood Risk service has a proven track record and is nationally recognised for its work and excellent achievement of delivering priorities including the provision of a flood risk management service to several neighbouring Lead Local Flood Authorities

Ideally, you will have some experience of the day-to-day activities of flood risk services and working with other partner organisations and highway services that  promote joined up and efficient flood risk management.

What you’ll bring

You will have a degree in GIS/ Spatial Data Management or an Environmental discipline (with modules in GIS) or significant (2/3 years) demonstrable capabilities in the use of GIS. You should be technically minded and be able to demonstrate skills in ICT. You should be a team player and demonstrate that have the right skills and behaviours to form long-lasting partnerships. You will have a good working understanding of the principles of flood risk management and ideally will have undertaken previous work in a flood risk management-related post.

You will provide technical assistance, advice and support to the Flood Risk Management Team. You will have expertise in Geographical Information Systems and have a sound, applied knowledge and understanding of wider information technology systems, programs, tools and processes.  Ultimately, you will help us continue to deliver to reduce flood risk in Staffordshire through effective planning responses, flood investigations, information dissemination, and project delivery.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Closing Date: Monday 17th January 2022

Interview Date: Interviews to be held in February

For more information about the role please contact: Jamie Cooper on 07964 330395

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:



  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts



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