Flood Risk Management Officer
Warwickshire County Council
4d ago

Warwickshire County Council are adding to their Flood Risk Management team and we have several positions within the team we are looking to fill.

Are you interested in helping the local community and to mitigate flood risk in Warwickshire? Then this is the team for you.

About Us and the Role

  • Warwickshire County Council’s role as Lead Local Flood Authority is delivered by the Flood Risk Management team. Some of our key duties and responsibilities are to;
  • Provide advice to Local Planning Authorities on surface water drainage for all major development proposals
  • Regulate activity on Ordinary Watercourses through the consenting of alteration works, and enforcement where likely to cause significant flooding,
  • Support the emergency response to larger flood events by using knowledge of the local catchments and historic flooding, whilst recording and mapping flood reports,
  • Investigate significant flood reports in a prioritised way,
  • Work with communities to help them to understand the local risk and become more resilient to flooding,
  • Bid for funding to deliver flood alleviation schemes in the highest risk communities.
  • As an intermediate role within the team, the post holder will be given the opportunity to work on tasks across the team to develop experience and an understanding of the breadth of responsibilities of an LLFA.

    The postholder will play an important role in engaging with our communities, supporting team members on our planning and consenting functions and provide input during flood events.

    The post holder will also provide support to others in the team and will have a good level of ICT skills to ensure that our team data sets, records, GIS maps, and reporting statistics are accurate and up to date.

    The Flood Risk Management Team sit within the Planning Delivery group in Environment Services. The group facilitates sustainable development across Warwickshire through regulatory and statutory activities.

  • Other teams within the Planning Development group are;
  • Planning & Highways Development Management

    Ecology, Historic Environment and Landscape

    Archaeology Warwickshire

    The Flood Risk Management Team are currently advertising four roles at different levels within the team.

  • Flood Risk Management Engineer
  • Flood Risk Management Officer
  • HS2 Senior Flood Risk Management Engineer
  • Flood Risk Management Apprentice
  • If you feel that you have the relevant skills and experience, and would like to be considered for more than one role within the team, please search for and apply to each of the roles that are suitable on the WCC jobs page.

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