Catchment Officer – Asset Performance Team

Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent
12 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Catchment Officer – Asset Performance Team

Asset Performance Team (APT)

Base location: Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent

Our assets are a diverse range of flood defences, earth banks, walls, pumping stations, flood storage reservoirs, sluices and control structures. They need constant management, maintenance and replacement. Asset Performance identifies, plans and commissions work to a range of teams to deliver, from contractors to our own workforce.

As a catchment officer you will have first-class communications skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders. It’s advantageous to have a project/programme management and/or a customer-oriented background too. For the following roles you are required to have experience in at least one of the following areas:

• Have a good working knowledge of health and safety
• Be skilled at managing multiple priorities and competing demands 
• Be able to show where you’ve worked with others to deliver success
• Be an intelligent problem solver too, with a methodical work approach
• Have an engineering or science background and, ideally, a relevant degree (or equivalent) or professional qualification 

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:

• Inspecting flood defences and other flood risk assets 
• Delivering projects
• Planning projects
• Engaging with local communities and businesses

The team assesses our asset conditions, recording and managing that data to create programmes of work. Asset Performance talks directly with communities, landowners and partners informing and discussing the work we do with them. The team will plan the work so that it can be delivered safely, within budget and on time.

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.