Flood and Coastal Risk Management Officers

London and Addington, Kent
07 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Flood and Coastal Risk Management Officers,

Partnership and Strategic Overview (P&SO),

Kent South London and East Sussex area

Base location: London, Addington, Kent

At the Environment Agency, our Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) department plays a huge part in the work we do, helping to reduce flood risk to people and property.  Within FCRM sit our Partnership & Strategic Overview teams, who are responsible for setting the strategic direction for all flood and coastal risk management activities. In this role, you’ll play a major part in helping to protect the homes and lives of residents from flooding.

We work with partners and communities to mitigate the risk of flooding, through raising awareness and using our regulatory powers. Initiating new civil engineering projects to protect households from flooding.

We have 5 vacancies a mix of permanent and fixed term contracts and if successful you’ll work as part of a team developing an understanding of flood risk in your patch. You’ll work with internal and external partners to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property and influence sustainable development as part of our regulatory role. Your role will include the development and delivery of FCRM projects, with a focus on working with professional partners and communities to secure partnership funding. Influencing the work of key professional partners, such as Lead Local Flood Authorities. You'll lead the identification of communities at greatest flood risk and work with those communities to deliver flood risk and environmental outcomes.

Ideally, you’ll have gained excellent knowledge of flood risk management from working in a flood risk management authority, or consultancy. And whether your background’s in engineering or water management, you’ll definitely have strong communication skills and a great customer focus. Confidence building relationships with external partners and internal teams, you’ll be committed to working collaboratively to achieve our goals. You’ll also have a can-do attitude and be dedicated to driving your own professional development. Knowledge of using outputs from flood risk models would also be advantageous. 

A full UK driving licence is essential.

In addition to your degree (or equivalent) in an environmental or engineering discipline, it is desirable that you are a member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) or equivalent (or be committed to achieving this).

There are opportunities to get involved with incident management when flooding occurs. We have a flexible range of roles you can volunteer for and you’ll get all the training and support you need.

We offer fantastic benefits for our employees including for this role an annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays.

We also offer up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year. These give you the opportunity to take part in community activities with a clear environmental outcome for people and wildlife.

We also offer up to 12.5% pension contributions and an employer contribution of 18.5% which is an incredibly generous scheme.

The starting salary for this role is £26,869.

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We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.