Closing date: 21 March 2021
Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.
We are looking for an experienced flood or water management professional to lead our
national Flood Forecasting team. This is an exciting opportunity to both deliver strategic
improvements to our forecasting services as well as manage their operational delivery.
Natural Resources Wales has a statutory duty to provide a flood warning service to communities at risk of flooding in Wales. Our flood forecasting service makes a crucial contribution by informing the decisions we make on communicating developing flood risk to professional partners; issuing warnings to the public and operational management of our assets.
The Flood Forecasting team is responsible for delivering the flood forecasting service by:
The Team Leader will manage a team of flood forecasting specialists to continue the
delivery of an effective, resilient, sustainable and professional flood forecasting
service for locations at risk of river and coastal flooding across Wales.
They will lead the team to ensure our flood forecasting service is risk-based, efficient
and tailored to the needs of internal customers, professional partners and local
communities in Wales. They will also secure, maintain and improve the delivery of
business-critical services we deliver in partnership with other UK flood agencies.
Over the next 5 years, the Team Leader will also oversee the strategic development
of the service, drawing on lessons learnt from recent severe flooding, ensuring that
the service continues to be resilient whilst incorporating technological advances,
improvements in scientific understanding and improved communication of forecast
As well as managing the flood forecasting team, the Team Leader will be expected to
contribute directly to our 24/7 flood forecasting and warning service delivery through joining
our Monitoring and Forecasting Duty Officer rota. This rota provides a flood forecasting
service for river and coastal flooding across Wales which is used to inform our flood warning
decisions and our operational response on the ground.
Qualifications and Skills
To apply, please visit our website.