Contract Type: Permanent Full time
Permanent: Full time
Salary: £34,723 - £39,493
Working Hours: 37
Location: Lichfield Surveyors Office, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield
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 (engagementhq.com)
This is an exciting post that will put you at the cutting edge of local flood risk management.
With the support of the Community Flood Engagement Team Leader, your main responsibilities are to:
In addition, you will have the Community Flood Engagement Team Leader and will work with flood charity staff, active postgraduate students and others in the County Council. This includes colleagues in the wider flood risk management team, highways and emergency planners. You will also be working in Black Country Authority areas.
The Ideal Candidate
What you need to bring to this role:
About Staffordshire County Council
We are no ordinary county council:
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.
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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