Flood Risk Management Officer

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Warwick, Warwickshire
£27,041 - £29,577 pro rata
12 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
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Warwickshire County Council are adding to their Flood Risk Management team and we have several positions within the team we are looking to fill.

Are you interested in helping the local community and to mitigate flood risk in Warwickshire? Then this is the team for you.

About Us and the Role

Warwickshire County Council’s role as Lead Local Flood Authority is delivered by the Flood Risk Management team. Some of our key duties and responsibilities are to;

  • Provide advice to Local Planning Authorities on surface water drainage for all major development proposals
  • Regulate activity on Ordinary Watercourses through the consenting of alteration works, and enforcement where likely to cause significant flooding,  
  • Support the emergency response to larger flood events by using knowledge of the local catchments and historic flooding, whilst recording and mapping flood reports,
  • Investigate significant flood reports in a prioritised way,
  • Work with communities to help them to understand the local risk and become more resilient to flooding,
  • Bid for funding to deliver flood alleviation schemes in the highest risk communities.

 As an intermediate role within the team, the post holder will be given the opportunity to work on tasks across the team to develop experience and an understanding of the breadth of responsibilities of an LLFA.

The postholder will play an important role in engaging with our communities, supporting team members on our planning and consenting functions and provide input during flood events.

The post holder will also provide support to others in the team and will have a good level of ICT skills to ensure that our team data sets, records, GIS maps, and reporting statistics are accurate and up to date.

The Flood Risk Management Team sit within the Planning Delivery group in Environment Services. The group facilitates sustainable development across Warwickshire through regulatory and statutory activities. Other teams within the Planning Development group are;

Planning & Highways Development Management

Ecology, Historic Environment and Landscape

Archaeology Warwickshire

The Flood Risk Management Team are currently advertising four roles at different levels within the team.

  • Flood Risk Management Engineer
  • Flood Risk Management Officer
  • HS2 Senior Flood Risk Management Engineer
  • Flood Risk Management Apprentice

If you feel that you have the relevant skills and experience, and would like to be considered for more than one role within the team, please search for and apply to each of the roles that are suitable on the WCC jobs page. 

For full Job Description and Person Specification click link here


Additional Information

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Jagjit Mahal, Delivery Lead – Flood Risk Management on 01926 412104 or jagjitmahal@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 9th August 2021

Interview date: weeks commencing 30th August and 6th September 2021

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application. 

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification. 

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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