18 May 2021 | Environment

Vacancy – Lancashire County Council – Flood Risk Officer

Title – Flood Risk Officer

Location – Bamber Bridge, South Ribble

Salary £29,577-£33,782 per annum

Pay Basis – Yearly

Type – Permanent, Full Time

Hours – 37 hours per week

Reference – 2100011B

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Flood Risk Management Team in Lancashire. The team leads Lancashire County Council’s role as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), delivering local flood risk management in Lancashire, working with partners to reduce the risk of flooding and to improve the water environment and acting as a statutory consultee for surface water in planning applications.

There are vacancies for two Flood Risk Officers to help the Council deliver their LLFA responsibilities. The role will deliver their statutory consultee duty for planning in responding to consultations for planning applications and pre-application enquiries as well as supporting Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) with the development of their Local Plan policies and evidence base documents such as the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment. The role involves processing land drainage consents and will also support the delivery of objectives within our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and supporting the Council’s other functions as LLFA.

The role requires working collaboratively with internal and external partners through multi-agency flood meetings, engaging with flood investigations and supporting our other functions as LLFA as required. The role will also require answering enquiries from customers, stakeholders and developers and providing general advice internally and externally.

This post will suit someone with knowledge and experience of planning, flood risk management/hydrology, engineering or landscape/ecology. You will need to be able to work independently and manage your own workload. You must have confidence in dealing with the public, and be capable of communicating complex technical matters clearly. You must be computer literate with experience of using Microsoft Office, with experience of planning, drainage and other relevant software desirable.

There is a requirement to represent the LLFA at some meetings or community engagement events that will occur out of normal office hours.

You must have a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle as this is an essential user post.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Laura Makeating on 07966 779948.

Lancashire County Council do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, they may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

Lancashire County Council reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if they receive sufficient applications.

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date – 13 June 2021