£30,000 - £36,000 yearly
  • Water Management Alliance
  • Norfolk, UK
  • 28 Apr, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Sustainable Development Officer (Planning) to join the Sustainable Development Team at the Water Management Alliance (WMA) Group of Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs).

The Water Management Alliance is a group of like-minded Internal Drainage Boards (“IDBs”) who are responsible for controlling water levels across some 150,000 hectares of Eastern England, Although the entire area is at considerable theoretical risk of flooding, the actual risk is substantially reduced by the work that we do.

The Sustainable Development Team within the Water Management Alliance engages with the planning process and uses each Board’s permissive powers (under the Land Drainage Act 1991 and the Board’s Byelaws) to meet the team’s key purpose of ensuring that development is carried out sustainably and will not increase flood risk within the Internal Drainage District.

As our Senior Sustainable Development Officer for Planning you will be responsible for leading the WMA’s engagement with the overall planning process and for building relationships with Local Planning Authorities operating within the WMA’s area. You will also assist in providing leadership to your fellow team members.

The successful candidate will likely have experience working in a technical or regulatory role within the Water Industry, a Local Planning Authority, the Environment Agency a Lead Local Flood Authority (“LLFA”).

The appointment offers a competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience, together with access to BUPA and the Local Government Pension Scheme, and the opportunity to progress as the business develops. Applications from those looking to work part-time will also be considered.

For more information about the WMA and this position please click the apply link or contact Cathryn Brady (Sustainable Development Manager) on 01553 819600.

The job specification and application forms can be found when clicking the apply link. Please return your completed application by email to or alternatively to the Board’s office at (FAO Cathryn Brady), Water Management Alliance, Kettlewell House, Austin Fields Industrial Estate, King’s Lynn, PE30 1PH, Norfolk

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on 21 May 2021.

We look forward to receiving your application.