Sustainable Development Officer x2

Water Management Alliance

Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire (Based in King's Lynn, Norfolk)
£22,000 - £26,000 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent [email protected] 07881 384290 Cathryn Brady

Sectors: water & hydrology, environmental management, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 12th March 2021  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Sustainable Development Officers to join the Water Management Alliance (WMA) Group of Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs). 

The 6 WMA Member IDBs are responsible for controlling water levels across some 150,000 hectares of England, situated in and around South Lincolnshire, Norfolk and East Suffolk. Although the entire area is at considerable theoretical risk of river flooding and inundation from the sea, the actual risk is substantially reduced by the work that we do in partnership with Local Authorities, the Environment Agency, Natural England and local community groups.

As a Sustainable Development Officer you will assist in ensuring that development is carried out sustainably within the Boards’ Drainage Districts and upland catchment areas and you will support the efficient working of the drainage/water level management systems in order to mitigate local flood risk. 

While you will be working across the team’s three core areas of work, it is expected that the majority of your time will be spent working within either the 'compliance' or 'consenting' areas, depending on which position you apply for. For more information about the WMA, these positions and the team's three core areas of work please see the information packs available at

While experience working within the water, civil engineering or flood risk management industries would be desirable, we recognise that these roles may attract candidates from across a number of disciplines.

The appointments offer a competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience, together with access to BUPA and the Local Government Pension Scheme, and the opportunity to progress as the business develops. Applications from those looking to work part-time will also be considered.

The application form can also be found at  Please feel free to contact Cathryn Brady (Sustainable Development Manager) on 01553 819600 with any questions.

Please return your completed application by email to [email protected] or alternatively to the Board’s office at (FAO Cathryn Brady), Water Management Alliance, Kettlewell House, Austin Fields Industrial Estate, King’s Lynn, PE30 1PH, Norfolk

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on 12 March 2021.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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