Hours of work: 37 per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 2 October 2022
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Nick Claxton - Team Manager Flood Risk Management on 07881282710
About the role
East Sussex County Council’s Flood Risk Management Team is recruiting for two roles: Flood and Land Drainage Officer and Flood Risk Management Officer. These cover the investigation of land drainage issues and flood events. The roles focus 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.
The successful candidate 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 good 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.
We would expect the post holder to operate at a high level of autonomy and independence and be capable of engaging in other projects and work streams within the team.
We also have a vacancy for Flood and Land Drainage Officer which can be found on the below link:
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.