Flood Warning & Informing Advisor

£27,003 - £30,688 yearly
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Flexible within South Wales
  • 15 Jun, 2022
Full time Flood Modelling Flood Risk Management Drainage Engineering Flood Management Water Management

Job Description

  • Location: Flexible within South Wales
  • Grade & Salary: £27,003-£30,688
  • Post number: 200294
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Work pattern: full time

Closing date: 30 June 2022

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.

Role Purpose

The Advisor role involves ensuring that all aspects of NRWs flood warning service are maintained, all duty officers are trained and exercised and that we communicate effectively with our target audiences.  The Advisor wil be responsible for many day to day activities as well and being involved in longer term projects to help deliver improvements to our flood warning service.  There is scope to develop in many areas of work from technical work relating to critical river levels and issuing warnings to more effective communications with our stakeholders to ensure the impacts of flooding are minimised. 

Role Purpose

  • Contribute to Flood Event Management by participating in the identification and development of business/work plans in order to reduce and manage flood risk.
  • Support Health and Safety best practice by actively promoting awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices to comply with NRW’s policy and standards.
  • Promote the efficient and effective use of resources in order to ensure activities are completed to time, and to cost and quality targets.
  • Participate in cross team working and seek to influence customers and establish local partnerships to deliver common NRW’s objectives.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the flood warning service so that the area, it’s partners and the public are prepared to respond to flood events.
  • Provide input to incident plans and procedures with external partners and test through exercise in order to ensure the area is prepared for flood events.
  • Coordinate and administer internal procedures to ensure that the area is capable of responding effectively during a flood event. 
  • Incident Response requirements: Required to take part in incident response activities


Qualifications and Skills

  1. Degree in relevant scientific subject. (e.g. physical geography, environment science or civil engineering)
  2. Graduate member of appropriate professional body. (e.g. CIWEM, ICE or IRM) 
  3. Ability to demonstrate a basic understanding of a wide range of flooding related issues e.g. data management, Flood Incident Management process including warning, informing and response by the public and professional partners.
  4. Computer literate.
  5. Ability to demonstrate acceptable communication, numeracy and computer literacy skills.
  6. Experience of coaching/mentoring people.
  7. Must have a full UK driving licence.

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