Merseyside Flood Risk Coordinator

£35,745 - £38,890 yearly
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Wirral, UK
  • 07 May, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description


  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £35,745 to £38,890
  • Location: Agile
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 29/05/2021 at 23:58
  • Reference: NS/21/150282

36.00 Hours per week

Band PO6


Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.


We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.


This is a role through which you will coordinate the delivery of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) across Merseyside and the wider north west. You will work with officers and elected members, supporting the local Merseyside FCERM partnership, work with other coordinators in the north west in helping to deliver FCERM tasks defined by the Environment Agency's Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) and you will also support the four Merseyside Lead Local Flood Authorities in the delivery of their legislative duties. You will also have opportunities to work with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to ensure the FCERM agenda is fully integrated into their work.

You will be an excellent communicator, with a degree in a relevant discipline, who is able to enthuse, inspire and influence which is reinforced by your contemporary knowledge of FCERM.


You will ensure our Merseyside FCERM Strategic Partnership is forward thinking and plays a key part in the regional FCERM issues through the RFCC. You will support the Partnership by developing and monitoring the delivery of our Annual Business Plan based on our Merseyside priorities for FCERM.


You will have a detailed knowledge and experience of legislation and requirements relating to flood and coastal risk management. You will have experience of working with external agencies and multiple partners. You will have excellent relationship management skills and use these to influence, inspire and enthuse. You will be able to communicate at a high level whether verbally or through written reports and presentations. You will be able to work independently whilst managing your own workload and you will have experience of working in a flood or coastal risk management environment. You will have a degree in a subject that includes or is related to flood and coastal risk management.


Above all you will be looking to improve the way we deliver flood and coastal risk management across Merseyside and the north-west region for the benefit of our residents to ensure they  as they are at the heart of everything we do.


This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home. In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.


Should you wish to discuss informally, please contact Neil Thomas on 07867545656 or email


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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

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