Flood and Coastal Risk Management Officer - 9737

East of England, London, South East
Welwyn Garden City
Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 3
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management, Risk Management, Science, Knowledge & Information Management, Other
As a member of the Flood Risk Management Team in Hertfordshire and North London you will provide support to our flood incident management and warning services, contribute to flood resilience engagement with local communities, manage flood risk information in line with current Environment Agency process, and provide information to customers in a timely manner. Working in either our Flood Resilience or Partnership and Strategic overview teams, your varied workload will support other members of the team to:

- ensure systems and resources are in place to enable duty staff to respond to incidents
- maintain flood incident procedures and deliver training and exercising to staff
- maintain our flood warning systems to ensure data is accurate and up-to-date
- engage with local communities to improve their resilience to flooding
- respond to statutory consultations for works that may cause an increase in flood risk
- support the development and delivery of our flood risk capital programme
- respond to requests for flood risk data and information
Our Flood Resilience team ensures we are resilient and ready for flood incidents by maintaining our flood warning and incident management systems and procedures; delivering training and exercising to staff, and working with comminutes and partners to prepare for floods. Our Partnerships and Strategic Overview teams’ role is to understand and manage flood and coastal erosion risk through responding to planning applications, sourcing funding for projects, providing flood risk data and permitting activity near rivers.
You will:
- have an understanding of flood risk and incident management
- be well organised, with attention to detail to ensure tasks are completed on time and to a high standard
- be self-motivated, working well as part of a team and individually
- have an understanding of customer needs and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
- have competent IT and data skills; experience of GIS software would be beneficial
Closing: 03/02/19 at 23:55 hours
We have one permanent vacancy in our Flood Resilience Team and two 12 month temporary positions in our Partnership and Strategic overview teams.
For further information please contact:
Chris Roe, Flood Resilience Team Leader: Christopher.roe@environment-agency.gov.uk
Liz Berry, Partnership and Strategic Overview Team leader: liz.berry@environment-agency.gov.uk

03/02/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Works in Teams
Works co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.