FCERM Officer, shoreline Management
This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of the North West Coast and the response of coastal communities to climate change. The post will lead the Shoreline Management Planning process at this critical time, bringing together the various stakeholders and partners to deliver co-ordinated, sustainable management of the coastline.
The Shoreline Management Plan has recently undergone a refresh to ensure that it continues to drive sustainable decision-making on the coast that is based on current evidence and policy. As the North West Shoreline Management Plan Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the delivery of the Shoreline Management Plan Refresh in the North West and supporting local authorities as they prioritise action and investment on the coast.
You will be working closely with all North West local authorities, the Environment Agency, Natural England, the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) and the National Coastal Group Network to make the necessary updates to the Shoreline Management Plan and ensure that processes and procedures are in place to support its ongoing delivery.
Coastal management is a creative and diverse sector to work in, linking the response to climate change with land use planning and resilient infrastructure. It is receiving significant attention from national Government and the post holder will play an important role in shaping this agenda. We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to deliver the ambitions of the National FCERM Strategy at the local level and to support and promote the wider work of the NWNW Coastal Group
Experience and skills required
We are looking for a driven, motivated individual with excellent communication skills to facilitate and co-ordinate partnership working across the North West coast and promote the North West Shoreline Management Plan at local, regional and national forums.
You will need strong organisational skills and an ability to manage your workload effectively to meet deadlines. You will be an approachable, key point of contact for the NWNW Coastal Group that is capable of translating complex information into clear and consistent messaging to a variety of audiences. You will be a confident decision-maker that is able to identify solutions to overcome barriers and blockers to delivery, and able to manage the delivery of these solutions through others.
An understanding of Shoreline Management Plans and the wider political setting of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management is highly desirable.
This is a full-time fixed term post funded until 31/03/2026 that is based within the Green Sefton service at Sefton Council.
The role will involve some travel and overnight stays across the region and sometimes nationally when required.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).
Please fully complete the online application form.