Salary: £33,920 - £41,735 per annum (pro rata)
Fixed Term Contract
22.5 Hours per Week
Are you a sharp and engaged flood risk professional looking for a new challenge? Are you looking to develop your skills and knowledge further whilst working on crucial projects in the borough?
As a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), Thurrock have the responsibility for reducing the risk of flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses. As the Senior Flood Risk Officer, you would take the lead in ensuring that we adhere to these standards for both our commercial and local residents.
We are seeking someone with a sound background in flood risk management, particularly in sustainable drainage and Lead Local Flood Authority statutory duties to join the transport development team as a Senior Flood Risk Officer. With the scale of our local agenda comes a unique opportunity for developing professional skills and expertise.
The role will be varied and exciting, with an opportunity to contribute to all aspects of supporting the authority in managing its statutory flood risk management duties within the borough. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with experience in reviewing sustainable drainage plans as part of the development management process, and willing to get involved in developing and processing new projects.
About the role:
As the successful candidate, you role will include:
- Supporting the authority in delivering its Statutory LLFA duties;
- Reviewing and advising on Sustainable Drainage matters as part of the Development Management process;
- Issuing Watercourse and Land drainage consents, and any other relevant consents;
- Leading collaboration with key stakeholders including the Environment Agency, water companies, neighbouring LLFA's and the boroughs residents;
- Supporting flood risk related investigations and maintaining the relationship with landowners and stakeholders affected;
- Working to develop flood management schemes and engaging with key funding partners
- Help support the development of any statutory strategic policy documentation.
The post will be offered as a two-year fixed term contract working 22.5 hours per week and we are happy to consider alongside the successful applicant as to the working arrangements of how the role is delivered. The applicant will work within the Transport Development team, but will focus on the delivery of flood risk management, and collaborate with our Local Levy funded Environment Agency officers.
We take pride in the way we deliver our service, and are one of the few organisations to have been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard. In addition, flexible and remote working arrangements assist staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.
To discuss the role further, please contact Navtej Tung on 01375 652006
Closing Date: 1 December 2019
We reserve the right to withdraw the role at any time - Candidates may be invited to interview upon submitted complete application.
Our vision - An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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