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Flood Risk Management Team Leader OCC593830

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (South East) - UK
Town/City County Hall, Oxford
Salary Additional Information £55,932 - £59,050 per annum / Permanent
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 27/09/2022
Company Name Oxfordshire County Council
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Salary range: £55,932 - £59,050 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 27th September 2022

Interview date: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October 2022

About us

We have an exciting opportunity for a Flood Risk Management Team Leader to develop and lead the council’s flood risk management function. The team will play a central role in meeting one of the key environmental challenges that the county is expected to face as a result of climate change – wetter winters and more high intensity rainfall events.

Adapting to and helping our communities become more resilient to these challenges is essential to the long-term social, environmental and economic well-being of the county.

About the role

Through the development and management of a team of flood risk management professionals, policy and community engagement officers you will ensure that the council is meeting its statutory duties as Lead Local Flood Authority, reducing the risk and impacts of flooding on people and communities, within allocated resources to a high professional and environmental standard.

Partnership working is key for coordinating with partners in minimising the impact of flooding on our communities. The team develop strategies and policies, review flood events, develop communications such as the Flood Toolkit, develop and maintain a register of assets, update flood risk policies and studies and develop, manage and monitor flood risk mitigation schemes with partner organisations.

The team also provide technical advice to Planning Authorities on planning applications to ensure that new development does not increase flood risk.

About you

We are looking for someone who has a degree or equivalent experience, who is experienced in managing a team and at working in partnership and has good knowledge of flood and water legislation and climate change issues.

You will need to be able to multi-task, manage and prioritise your workload, have excellent communication skills with the ability to work on your own initiative, operate to deadlines and have a keen interest in flooding and in both your and your teams professional development.

Rewards and benefits

  • Culture of flexible working.
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • 29 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

Our Values

Our organisational values underpin everything we do and say and are supported by policies, processes and guidance. In short, our values describe ‘the way we do things here’ so that we deliver great services for our residents. Our values are:

  • Always learning
  • Be kind and care
  • Equality and integrity in all we do
  • Taking responsibility
  • Daring to do it differently

Everyone that works for us demonstrates their commitment to these values.  We will ask you to demonstrate your commitment to these values, and their associated behaviours, throughout the application process.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view Job Description and Selection Criteria

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Nick Mottram, Environment and Heritage Manager on 07733 002171 or via email at Nick.Mottram@Oxfordshire.gov.uk

Application Procedure

To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking here. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

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If you experience any technical difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Guaranteed interviews

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

We are open to discussions about flexible working.

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