We are looking to recruit a Flood Risk manager to ensure that Brighton and Hove City Council meet their statutory responsibilities as a Lead Local Flood Authority, as defined by the Floods and Water Act 2010.
You will have responsibility for the strategic management, improvement and development of the city’s flood risk activities and assets. The role will include managing the flood risk team.
About the role
To have responsibility for the strategic management and ongoing improvement of our flood risk management strategies and plans, developing and improving our existing flood risk management strategies structures.
The role will require working with other divisions within the council to achieve a wholistic approach to sustainable flood risk management. The role will expect the candidate to secure funding for, and the delivery of schemes to ensure that the city of Brighton and Hove can effectively manage flood risk. The role will oversee the management and delivery of a program of flood risk management projects and ensure these projects delivery are to time, cost and meet our high quality targets.
If you are passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live, then we would like to hear from you if you meet the selection criteria and qualifications for the role. This is an exciting opportunity to join a service that has a direct influence on supporting residents and elected Members in the city of Brighton & Hove.
To work across a broad geography and with a wide range of partners, stakeholders and disciplines in order to ensure that sustainable flood management remain key elements of all policies, strategies and projects that involve, or affect, the city.
Join us in Brighton and Hove – a unique, energetic, diverse centre for culture in the South East and an exciting place to develop your career.
It’s for good reason that the City of Brighton & Hove has been named as one of the happiest places in the UK. With its stunning location between the sea and the South Downs National Park, excellent connections to the capital, vibrant culture, rich heritage, and diverse communities, there is something for everyone. Working for Brighton & Hove City Council means that you are able to play your part in making the city a fantastic place to live, work and visit.
The city places emphasis on high-quality, forward-thinking, sustainable development and environmentally aware solutions. As a council we are committed to creating a more liveable city in which residents and visitors feel healthier, safer, more socially connected and included.
You will be based in our modern, open plan offices in Hove Town Hall and benefit from flexible working, including homeworking. Joining an enthusiastic and supportive team, you will collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields, working closely with Transport Project teams to deliver transport changes across the city.
This role is part of a newly expanded team that will respond flexibly and efficiently to the growing development demands of the city.
We offer great terms and conditions including the Local Government Pension Scheme, excellent training and development, generous annual leave and staff discounts.
Hours: Full Time, 37 per week
This post is politically restricted.
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Nick Bean - Engineering Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.