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Engineering Assistant – Flood Risk

Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils
Civic Centre, Pershore
£26,421 - £33,024 per annum
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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Engineering Assistant – Flood Risk

37 Hours per week - £26,421 - £33,024 per annum

Applications are invited from keen, motivated individuals looking for an opportunity to work with a well-established team in a friendly office environment. 

The Engineering Services team undertakes functions for neighbouring authorities under a partnership arrangement, which includes management of flood risk in relation to new development sites. This is a new role which will focus on flood risk management via our consultee role on planning applications. Extent of autonomy and grade will depend on the successful applicant’s knowledge and previous experience. The post will initially be based full-time at the Civic Centre, Pershore although the post will predominantly deal with flood risk management in the Malvern Hills District and Worcester City. There is a satellite office in Malvern and so the role will be split between the two locations. 

About you 

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • A background in flood risk management.
  • Experience of working on surface water management strategies.
  • Knowledge of national planning policies in relation to flood risk and proposed development sites.
  • Experience of working with flood groups.
  • Experience of working in a technical office environment.
  • Ability to use GIS mapping systems.
  • Be computer literate with experience of using and analysing electronic data.

What we can offer 

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  So, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:

  • Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with options to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Committed training programme and development opportunities.
  • Onsite nursery with 20% staff discount.
  • Discounted Gym and swim membership.
  • Health and Wellbeing support and a Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE and the Kaarp discount scheme.

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Andrew Fell on 01386 565360.

Closing date: 21 April 2024

Interview date: 1 and 2 May 2024

Please note if we experience a high intake of applications, we may close the role and interview for the position sooner than advertised.

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Working for us

Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are rewarding places to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working for us. Located in south Worcestershire, both districts boast beautiful natural environments, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. The districts are ranked the top two best rural places to live in the West Midlands and are amongst the top 30 in the country.

We pride ourselves on being progressive organisations spending time, energy and investment on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like supporting our town centres and rural communities, creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, reducing our carbon footprint, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Working with you

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit and develop the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as providing a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as agile working for the majority of roles, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

We value skills and an ability to do a great job over identifying personal information and that’s why we anonymise all our recruitment until we reach interview stage. What you can offer us and how you will uphold our values and behaviours is really important to us and that’s what we look for during our recruitment process.

Our staff are our driving force, and it’s important our workforce reflects the communities we serve. More than 50% of our Senior Management Team is female, as is the majority of our Heads of Service.

We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and support the movement of change, to think differently about disability and apply this to how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

We value all our staff and are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, promoting equality of opportunity, and fostering good relations between people from a diverse range of backgrounds.


Want to know more?

The two councils have a shared Chief Executive and a joint senior management team.  Whilst they retain their own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services, collaborative working  and partnership arrangements with each other,  with other councils and with key stakeholders

Whichever council you work for, you can be sure it will be an enjoyable place to work, you will feel valued and appreciated and have an opportunity to develop your career in line with your potential and expectations. Please click for more information on  or Malvern Hills District Council or Wychavon District Council

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