For an informal discussion, please contact Nick Claxton - Team Manager Flood Risk Management on 01273 481407
East Sussex County Council’s Flood Risk Management Team is recruiting for a Land Drainage and Flood Officer. This role focuses on meeting the County Council’s obligations under the Land Drainage Act and the Flood and Water Management Act, by processing applications for watercourse consent, investigating and resolving non-consented works and, when necessary, undertaking enforcement action, responding to enquiries from the public and investigating flood incidents.
This will require a range of skills and abilities including an understanding of how the various agencies and organisations involved in the management of water interact with each other, a sound knowledge of drainage techniques and a demonstrable ability to deal with members of the public with tact, diplomacy and empathy.
In addition to this, the post holder will contribute to the team’s response to major planning applications by advising colleagues on impacts of development proposals on drainage systems and the need for consent under the Land Drainage Act. Negotiations with land owners, the Highway Authority and other agencies will feature in this aspect of the role and so a familiarity with the planning system and the development process would be advantageous.