Community Flood Engagement Team Leader

£40,478 - £44,539 yearly
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Lichfield, UK
  • 15 May, 2023
Full time Flood Risk Management Flood Management Environmental Management Environmental Health

Job Description

 Community Flood Engagement Team Leader

 Contract Type: Permanent Full time

Salary: £40,478 - £44,539

Working Hours:37

Location: Lichfield Surveyors Office, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, WS13 6EU

Job Category: Highways/Transport/Traffic

Directorate: Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Business Unit: Highways & the Built County

The Flood Risk Management Team at Staffordshire County Council are currently setting up a new Community Flood Engagement Team and are recruiting to 4 permanent full-time posts and this is one of them.

This new team will help in making the priority of making Staffordshire more sustainable and encouraging good health and wellbeing, resilience and independence a reality.

The Flood Risk Management Team also provide a similar service to Black Country Authorities and comes under the wider remit of Highways and the Built County.

You will largely carry out the powers and duties of the Lead Local Flood Authority function as described in the Flood and Water Management Act (2010) in addition to managing a large portfolio of flood alleviation schemes.

We have been awarded funding for the project under Defra/Environment Agency's Flood & Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme. The project is called the FAIR Project (FAIR standing for flood aware, informed, resilient) and covers the Staffordshire and Black Country Authorities' area. More detail of this project and its context can be found here:

A FAIR Approach to Community Flood Risk | Engage Environment Agency (

Main Responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity for you to be at the cutting edge of local flood risk management. Some of the main responsibilities of the role include:

  • you will manage a small team consisting of officers, flood charity staff, and active academic researchers and will report to to overlying governance structures. The role will be supported by the Flood Risk Manager.
  • lead a project on community engagement and innovation, ensuring the aims and objectives of the project are met.
  • working with others, including other internal teams, communities, other risk management authorities, Councillors, Black Country Authorities, and project partners.
  • helping to nurture a culture of effective community engagement and innovation into the team with the aid of the Flood Risk Manager

The Ideal Candidate

What you need to bring to this role:

  • engineer or equivalent qualifications in a Civil Engineering, Construction or a Flood Risk Management related topic
  • post qualification experience in flood risk management/environmental profession and/or community engagement/liaison
  • project management skill
  • knowledge and understanding of the administrative, statutory and legal procedures of flood risk management including the responsibilities of risk management authorities
  • ability to manage a small team
  • experience in using ICT (e.g. GIS)
  • working knowledge of policies & design standards in relation to flood risk management
  • working knowledge of innovation and/or community engagement

For further information about this role please contact Jamie Cooper

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too.

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Closing date: 5 June 2023.

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