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Strategic Flood Management Graduate

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Salary Additional Information £28116 - £29558 per annum + generous pension, agile working + more
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 31/07/2022
Company Name Buckinghamshire Council
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Do you want to help us, our partner organisations, and our communities to better manage flood risk? We have a great opportunity for a Strategic Flood Management Graduate to gain experience in the delivery of statutory flood management duties of the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), including land drainage consenting, enforcement, responding to enquiries, developing our asset register, and undertaking flood investigations.

About the role

Are you keen to be involved with delivering a wide variety of the duties of the LLFA duties, focusing on working with internal and external stakeholders on delivering statutory responsibilities such as undertaking flood investigations, land drainage consenting and enforcement, providing flood management advice to customers, and improving our asset register?

This is an exciting opportunity for someone keen to begin their career and develop in the area of Flood Management, and who wants to be involved in a proactive and exciting part of the Council. This work will be delivered through working with internal and external stakeholders, members of communities and other Risk Management Partners to manage local flood risk.

As wider context, the Strategic Flood Management Team are part of the wider Planning, Growth and Sustainability Directorate, which works with partners to help shape the future of Buckinghamshire. We deliver services on planning, economic growth, regeneration, strategic infrastructure, transport and property. The key priorities of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability Directorate include developing the economic narrative for Bucks, creating more jobs and delivering the right infrastructure to help businesses and residents thrive. We also aim to provide a proactive planning service that is responsive, whilst making the best use of the Council’s land and property portfolio. This will in turn support community services and create housing, jobs, regeneration and income to support public services.

It’s a great time to join one of our teams. As part of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability function you will not only get to help shape the economic future of Buckinghamshire; you will support us to deliver the results that our residents and businesses deserve.

The role will require site visit work out on site or in the community, such as collecting observations and investigating flooding issues, engaging with stakeholders and assisting with providing flood management advice.

About you

You will be joining a friendly and supportive team of thirteen with a passion for making a difference in our communities by reducing the risk of flooding to people and property through a wide variety of work. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our team and help improve the management of flood risk within Buckinghamshire. You’ll be supported in developing your skills and experience through a broad range of flood risk management work, focusing on but not necessarily limited to the statutory duties listed above.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work in a dynamic team to deliver the statutory duties of the LLFA (including consenting, enforcement, and responding to enquiries), with a particular focus on being out in the community where flooding has occurred
  • Work with a diverse range of partners (internal and external) and members of the community to manage local flood risk
  • Visit sites of flooding and communities where there are flooding issues and undertake flood investigations (e.g under Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010) to establish the causes of flooding and determine potential mitigation

Skills & Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or relevant experience and technical skills in a flood or water management role
  • Knowledge of roles and responsibilities of the Lead Local Flood Authority
  • Good understanding of flood risk and drainage principles
  • Ability to manage and prioritise work to meet deadlines

Please note that a driving licence and access to your own vehicle will be an essential requirement of this role. However, we may consider interviewing suitable candidates who plan to take their driving test in the near future and who can demonstrate a commitment to obtaining their own vehicle.

Other information

Closing date: 31st July 2022

Interview will take place w/c 8th August 2022 and/or w/c 15th August 2022.

Interview-type / process: In person at Walton Street Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1UA.

For additional information or an informal conversation about this role, please contact Andrew Waugh (andrew.waugh@buckinghamshire.gov.uk; 01296 382621).

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.


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