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Flood, Coastal and Drainage Risk Manager

An exciting and important role has become available to manage a small team of professionals to help deliver proactive flood and coastal erosion risk management throughout the stunning landscape of Cornwall.

Working as part of a larger team, the role will ensure appropriate advice is provided relating to Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDs), flood risk and coastal erosion in relation to new development, in order to minimise future risk.

The role will call upon the individual’s technical knowledge, expertise and experience to manage flood and coastal erosion risk assets that fall under Cornwall Council’s remit, provide a consenting and enforcement function with respect to works around ordinary watercourses and to facilitate a capital programme of new civil engineering schemes to maximise community resilience within available budgets.

The right individual will have a clear ability to communicate at all levels with various people including other Cornwall Council colleagues, politicians, Parish Councils, Environment Agency, South West Water etc. as well as members of the public. With over 700Km of coastline and 3600Km of ordinary watercourses in Cornwall, there are ample opportunities to get involved in helping to combat the impacts of climate change by mitigating flooding and coastal erosion risk on the communities of Cornwall.

Cornwall Council are reviewing how we pay and reward our staff and reward items are subject to change from October.  We will continue to keep you informed on any impacts that may apply to you as this progresses. 

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. 

Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application.  Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.  

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.   

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.  

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process. 

We are open to discussion about flexible working. 

Additional Information

  • Interview Dates: Tuesday 19th July 2022
  • External Closing Date: 7 Jul 2022
  • Advertised Salary Range: £39,660 - £47,664 (Subject to pay and grading review)
  • Job Type/Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours per week: 37

Flood, Coastal and Drainage Risk Manager

Cornwall Council
Cornwall, UK
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 14 Jun 2022

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