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Flood Risk and Network Resilience Specialist - Guildford

  • Reference: 100010152
  • Published on: Mon 16/04/2018 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 11/05/2018 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £38,888 per annum for 36 hours per week
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Merrow Complex, Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey
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£38,888 per annum for 36 hours per week Monday to Friday based at Merrow Complex, Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ.

Flexible working is supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave on joining Surrey County Council, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. There may be an option to work from home on occasions or working in one of our offices in Kingston-upon-Thames, Godstone, Redhill and Leatherhead. The option of part time hours, term time working or job sharing may be also be available. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your career in flooding?

The Highways and Transport Service is part of the Environment & Infrastructure Directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC). It is responsible for ensuring the effective management, maintenance and improvement of all highway and transport assets including those related to flood risk.

SCC is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for the County of Surrey and our duties under the Flood and Water Management Act (2010) are delivered and coordinated by the Strategic Network Resilience (SNR) Team. SNR consists of two teams delivering our responsibilities as LLFA:

  • Flood Risk Asset Planning & Programming Team
  • Flood Risk Management Strategy & Partnerships Team

The SNR Team is responsible for managing local flooding issues and producing a programme of capital improvement work to reduce flood risk. We also have responsibility for managing the risk of flooding from ordinary watercourses, surface water and groundwater in partnership with other Risk Management Authorities including the Environment Agency, Thames Water and Borough and District Councils.

As LLFA we have a further duty to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a strategy for managing local flood risk. Having published a refreshed strategy in 2017, the Flood Risk Management Strategy and Partnerships Team is responsible for the implementing the changes set out in this refreshed strategy by engaging and working with partner authorities, local communities, Councillors and MPs.

To manage these key areas of work we are looking for someone to fill the role of Technical Specialist in our Flood Risk Management Strategy and Partnerships Team.

You do not have to be an expert in flood risk management to be our Technical Specialist, though a broad understanding of the subject area is welcome. Familiarity with political organisations and partnership development are key attributes to this role as well as project management skills and experience of working with the public. You will lead the implementation of our flood risk management strategy, develop our strategic partnerships and coordinate the County Council’s engagement with community flood groups. You will manage the strategy’s action plans by coordinating activities between our partners and reporting progress to Surrey’s Flood Risk Partnership Board.

To be shortlisted for interview your CV and personal statement* will clearly evidence experience and/or knowledge of;

  • Reviewing and influencing strategic plans or policies and leading their effective implementation (ideally, but not essentially, in relation to flood risk)
  • Developing partnerships within an organisation and across several organisations.
  • Managing projects with multiple partners and/or beneficiaries.
  • Providing advice to the public and other organisations on their role in delivering project outcomes.
  • The legislative context behind flood risk management strategies and the authorities involved in delivering them.
  • Coaching, developing and line-managing staff.

For more information on this position please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert prior to applying. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Tor Peebles (Flood Risk Management Strategy and Partnerships Team Leader) on 02085417546 or

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th April 2018.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 14th May 2018.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.

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Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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