The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum based on working 36 hours per week.
Surrey County Council is the Lead Local Flood Authority for the County of Surrey and is responsible for developing and implementing a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy to reduce the effects of flooding on the County’s communities.
Surrey County Council’s Flood Risk Management Strategy Team can deliver ambitious objectives in our strategy and implement the lessons learned from recent flood events in ways that are good value and benefit communities and the environment where it is most needed.
In reviewing and implementing the strategy we will be developing our knowledge of risk of flooding from all sources, so we can help landowners, local authorities, Internal Drainage Boards and others understand how we can work together to reduce flood risk from single sources and in combination.
The Flood Risk Management Strategy and Partnerships team is a group of 5 officers whose role is to review and maintain the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and other strategic plans for managing flood risk. Working as part of a small team who are responsible for investigating flood incidents and work to deliver the local Flood Risk Management strategy's objectives.
You will also be required to develop relationships with partners and the public and investigate instances of flooding and work to suggest recommended action.
Typical work this role will cover includes:
- Developing effective and efficient partnerships with other Risk Management Authorities and internal partners.
- Engaging community groups and individuals to investigate flood incidents, identify flood mitigation opportunities and improve community resilience.
- Protecting properties and infrastructure from flooding by implementing coordinated investigation, maintenance and engagement work to compliment the capital work programs.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Some knowledge of the flooding and drainage legislation or similar.
- Experience of site investigations or field work.
- Able to communicate effectively to a varied audience.
- Ability to manage a workload of multiple projects and priorities.
- Experience of identifying and delivering actions unsupervised.
- Able to respond to a changing and demanding political and customer environment.
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For more information, please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 8th August 2022.
Interviews will take place late August 2022 and will be face to face unless otherwise requested.
For an informal discussion contact Guy Whittaker, Andrew Treasure or Tor Peebles by e-mail at email@example.com between Monday and Thursday.
If emailing, please include "Flood and Climate Resilience Officer Post" in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.