Flood Risk Planning Officer

  • £28,925 - £38,913 per annum (salary dependent on experience)
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Kent County Council

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Flood and Water Management Team in Kent. The team leads KCC’s role as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), delivering local flood risk management in Kent, 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.

We have a vacancy for a Flood Risk Project Officer to help us deliver our LLFA role. This role will support our statutory consultee duty and provide drainage and flood risk input in the development of Local Plans, Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, Local Flood Risk Management Strategies and other strategic documents. You will also help to assess flood risk in the county, to investigate incidents of flooding and to record flood risk data. The role will help to deliver the objectives of our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and our other functions as LLFA.

The role requires collaborative working with County, District and Borough Council officers within engineering, emergency resilience and planning departments as well as external partners such as the Environment Agency, Water Companies and Internal Drainage Boards. 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 drainage and surface water management, particularly in a planning or an engineering context. 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 spreadsheets and databases. Experience of GIS software is required.

The grade and salary available for this appointment covers two grades, and the successful candidate will be appointed to the appropriate grade according to their experience.

To apply please visit www.kent.gov.uk/jobs to complete an online application form. The vacancy reference number is 19005355. For an informal discussion or should you require any further information, please contact Bronwyn Buntine on 03000 413341.

The closing date is Midnight on 9th December 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 6th January 2020.

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