Flood Risk Officer

The role:

We are seeking a part-time (three days a week) Flood Risk Officer with suitable experience and qualification who is able to help proactively manage and reduce flood risk in our District. This is a new role and you will have the opportunity to influence how the service is provided working with our Building Control Manager, our planning and environmental staff, and liaising with the County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority. The job involves both desk-based work and out in the field assessing watercourse conditions. You will advise internal and external customers on maintenance, drainage improvements and infrastructure enhancements.

The Person:

You will have a strong knowledge of hydrology and fluvial hydraulics and possess experience in the management of “ordinary watercourses.” In addition, you will be the custodian of our records regarding watercourse locations and conditions. You will therefore have good IT skills relating to Excel spreadsheets and GIS

The Benefits

The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.

  • A generous annual leave entitlement

  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme (after one years’ service)

  • Incremental pay award (awarded annually in April after one years’ service)

Closing date: Monday 16 November 2020

Interview date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Hours: 22.2 hours per week, permanent