Assistant Flood Risk Management Officer

Assistant Flood Risk Management Officer


  • Location: Witney/Cirencester/Forest of Dean/Cheltenham
  • Salary: £22,000 - £24,800 per annum
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 20 January 2021
  • Interview Date: 01 February 2021

Would you like to support the Environment to reduce flood risk and make a difference?

Do you have transferable skills you can bring to another part of the organisation?

We are looking for someone with interpersonal skills and experience dealing with local residents across multiple locations. If this is something you can offer, we would love to hear from you!

This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team where we put our people first.

About the role…

This role will enable you to significantly contribute to the success of the flood risk management service, which has a direct impact on residents, developers and is a priority for the Councils.

You will also carry out the delegated function of the Land Drainage Authority, which involves the processing of applications to work on watercourses as well as carrying out the enforcement of the Land Drainage Act.

Additionally, you and the team will deliver a reactive service in response to reported flooding incidents, which can lead to the team designing and delivering flood defence schemes to prevent homes from future flooding.

Who are we…

Four partner Councils (West Oxfordshire District Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, Forest of Dean District Council and Cotswold District Council) have created Publica Group Ltd to deliver more efficient and improved services. The Councils will continue to be responsible for the standard of services that are provided as well as setting strategy, policy and making decisions. 

Publica is a unique place to work – we’re a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer-focused organisation driven by real user needs.

Please visit our Benefits package to see why it’s great to work with us!

You will need…

  • Civil Engineering knowledge
  • Knowledge on the organisation
  • Ability to be able to withstand cold and wet periods outside (occasional).
  • Ability to communicate with different people in different environments and methods (office, telephone, site and meetings).
  • Sole or lone working to meet deadlines

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

Special Conditions…

  • Use of a car for work purposes

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Laurence King on Laurence.King@publicagroup.uk

Please note that we are receiving high levels of applications and we may close this advert before the advertised closing date.

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page. Alternatively, please email us at join-us@publicagroup.uk or contact the recruitment team on 01285 623079/70

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Please note that if you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date shown on the advert, unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.


Do you consider that you have a disability?

Publica has signed up to 'Disability Confident' commit to encourage applications by offering an interview to those who declare they have a disability, if the person meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined on the person specification.

Please indicate on your covering letter if this applies to you.


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