Flood and Coastal Risk Management Support Officer

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

Flood and Coastal Risk Management Support Officer,

Partnership and Strategic Overview (P&SO),

 Kent South London and East Sussex area

Base location: 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.

As a flood and coastal risk management support officer you will act to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do.  We work with government, local councils, businesses, civil society groups and communities to make our environment a better place for people and wildlife.

It’s an exciting time and we need your help to ensure we’re prepared for any future flooding.

This role is extremely varied and draws upon a diverse range of transferrable skills. Working closely with other teams, you can expect to be involved in any of the following:

  • Supporting our flood defence maintenance programme
  • Planning projects
  • Collecting and analysing data
  • Working closely with communities, residents and businesses

We’re ideally looking for people that are degree qualified in a Science or Engineering discipline (or equivalent qualification/experience). The key things we’re looking for are transferrable skills and capabilities – do not be put off applying if you don’t have a degree and/or you don’t have experience in this sector

Excellent communication skills are a must as you’ll be working with a diverse range of people. You’ll also have:

  • An understanding of the impact of flooding
  • An ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
  • Delivered work by planning, tracking, gathering and maintaining data/information
  • Worked under your own initiative and as part of a team to make decisions and achieve planned outcomes
  • Good organisational skills and an ability to use MS Office

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 £22,211.

For further information and to apply for the role please click the apply button.

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.