Staffordshire County Council

Flood Risk Planning and Projects Officer

Lichfield, Staffordshire
Salary: £32,234 to £36,922 per annum
23 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
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Salary:  £32,234 to £36,922 per annum

37 Hours per week – Permanent

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 an experienced, enthusiastic, pro-active professional to work on a range of Flood Risk Management projects, studies and schemes. You will support the development and implementation of policies, systems and processes in support of the Lead Local Flood Authority role including flood investigations, assessment and data management, securing funding for schemes, sustainable drainage systems, planning processes and land drainage enforcement and consenting. 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 a number of neighbouring Lead Local Flood Authorities

You will have experience of the day to day delivery of flood risk services and working with other partner organisations and highway services to promote joined up and efficient flood risk management.

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:  22 March 2021
Interview Date: w/c 29th

For more information about the role please contact: Jamie Cooper, Flood Risk Manager (07964 330395, )

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

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

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:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • 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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