Flood Risk Management Officer - 9668

South West
Blandford Forum
Rivers House Blandford
Staff Grade 3
Fixed Term
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Risk Management, Statistics
£22,792 (pro-rata)
The Partnerships and Strategic Overview (PSO) team develops an understanding of, and manage, flood and coastal erosion risk by working flexibly in partnership in ways that are good value and benefit communities and the environment where it is most needed. In fulfilling our strategic overview, we will be developing our knowledge of risk of flooding from all sources, so we can help landowners, local authorities and others understand how we can work together to reduce flood risk from single sources and in combination.

The PSO team will work with all authorities to specify, plan, fund and create assets to achieve outcomes, including influencing the location and flood management of new development through spatial planning and flood risk activity permitting.

Working with colleagues in other local offices this role will lead on the provision of flood risk data and information to a variety of internal and external customers. The data and information are in a variety of formats such as technical reports, flood models, databases and other data storage formats and will be provided to deadlines set out in our customer charter. The role also requires the successful candidate to support our incident response responsibilities.
Now is an exciting time to work in flood risk management in the Environment Agency. We have set ourselves some ambitious goals for protecting people and property from flooding over the next three years.

It is important that the PSO teams work with internal teams across operational boundaries to provide a seamless service to our customers.
We are looking for individuals with good communication skills and great customer focus, who can work in partnership with other organisations and our internal teams to ultimately achieve our main goal of protecting people and property from flooding.

We require a team member that can lead on our use of Geographic Information Systems as well as providing and managing our flood risk data and information.

As a member of the PSO team, you will be engaging with others to form effective partnerships that deliver environmental and flood risk outcomes as well as delivering the flood risk activity permitting process.
Closing Date: 18th January 2019 at 23:55 hours

Matt Akers, Partnerships and Strategic Overview Team Leader on 07810 757932 or by email matt.akers@environment-agency.gov.uk

18/01/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Ends 31st March 2020
Achieves Results
Describe how you have set and delivered high work standards, demonstrating the drive to meet targets, and how you have prioritised and organised tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.
Data and Information Management
Describe how you have collected, analysed, interpreted, and shared data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.
Works in Teams
How have you worked cooperatively as part of a team to achieve common goals?
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.

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