Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management Officer

Stroud District Council

Stroud, Gloucestershire / Hybrid
£36,648 - £42,403 pa depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Sunday, 21st July 2024   5 days left

Stroud District, like most of Gloucestershire suffered the effects of severe flooding in July 2007 and there have been more significant events since.

The Stroud Valleys Natural Flood Management project was established in May 2014 as a partnership between SDC, the Environment Agency and the local community as a response to the flooding. It has established an award winning reputation as an exemplar Natural Flood Management (NFM) project, delivering to date almost 700 NFM interventions working with a wide range of nearly 60 landowners and stakeholders. Further information on the project can be found on our website here.

This is a permanent post with SDC which is currently funded by the English Severn & Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. With funding currently confirmed until March 2027. For a person with the right skills and experience a secondment from their current place of employment would also be considered for a fixed term of 2 years.

We are looking for a Project Delivery Officer who has the skills and qualities to build on the success of the project and have the vision to develop it further and contribute to securing its long-term future. Training will be provided for the person with the right transferable skills.

You will need to have: 

  • experience of working with community groups and in partnership with other stakeholders including landowners, statutory agencies and NGO’s
  • the ability to communicate effectively across a range of media and audiences
  • a passion for rural development and environmental protection
  • an understanding of the principles of Natural Flood Management/RSuDS
  • experience of environmental project delivery 
  • experience of delivering NFM projects is desirable

The 37-hour working week is flexible between 7am and 10pm, Mon-Sun, and the role will involve some out-of-hours and weekend work. This is a front-line role which will require working out on site in the Stroud District with limited capacity for remote working.

For an informal discussion please contact Maria Hickman, Housing Renewal Manager, on 01453 754454.

Interview date: 29th July 2024

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm we provide a range of staff benefits please click here for more information.

It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and people with disabilities. 

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies

Stroud District has an energy unlike any other place. It’s green and dynamic, climate conscious and motivated, creative and collaborative, rural and urban, and unapologetically ambitious. To find out more about what makes our place, our people and our businesses so special, please follow the link to our dedicated website: Stroud District – The Natural Place

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