Senior Technical Funding Officer (Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project)

£32,798 - £36,371 yearly
  • East Suffolk Council
  • 04 May, 2022
Full time Flood Management

Job Description

East Suffolk Council, Melton, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, and Cromer

Senior Technical Funding Officer (Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project)

£32,798 - £36,371 per annum (pro rata)

37 hours per week

Fixed term until August 2024

Closing date: 1pm, 20 May 2022

Reference: 4934

Coastal Partnership East brings together coastal expertise across three local authorities to build expertise, capacity and resilience and meet the challenges and opportunities of working on the coast. We have a great track record for delivery and are considered national exemplars for coastal work. We are innovative in our approaches and form strong collaborative ways of working with our communities and partners.

This post offers opportunity to join our multi-skilled funding team at an exciting time. Coastal Partnership East (CPE) brings together the coastal management expertise from three local authorities into a single team. East Suffolk Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and North Norfolk District Council, and face significant, diverse but also common challenges of a dynamic coast – one of the fastest eroding in Europe.

In this unique role in the funding team, you will support the delivery of the significant Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project (LFRMP) - a crucial nationally recognised project that will secure the future for the UK’s most easterly town and essential offshore energy hub.


You will manage the funding programme and provide technical specialist support and strategic funding advice to the Head of Partnership and Strategic Funding Manager. You will also play an active role in supporting and enabling project development, notably the LFRMP, including the identification and recommendation of appropriate funding streams, supporting lobbying to central government and the development and delivery of funding business cases.


In addition, you will:

  • be responsible for co-ordinating over £67m of secured funding, reporting to key local and national partners and supporting the wider project team to ensure efficient project delivery
  • manage the funding programme and provide technical specialist support and advice to the Head of Partnership and Strategic Funding Manager
  • help co-ordinate the wider Partnership’s capital and revenue budget programme
  • support the funding campaigns for other projects across the Norfolk and Suffolk coast
  • contribute to reducing the impacts of climate change and sea level rise to many of the 352,000 people living in the coastal zone of Norfolk and Suffolk.


If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all of the essential requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Please visit to find out more about Coastal Partnership East.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work (YouTube at

Some of the main benefits

  • Great opportunities for training and development
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office) 
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Please see our benefits brochure for further information (PDF). 

To find out more

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Sharon Bleese via emailing:

How to apply

To apply, please visit our website:

Closing date: 1pm, 20 May 2022.

Interview date: w/c 30 May 2022.