The Environment Agency are Recruiting – Job Opportunity!

The Environment Agency is currently recruiting for two new independent members for the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC).  The Trent RFCC meets four times a year at locations within the River Trent catchment. Successful candidates will be required to attend additional meetings, including an induction session.

The RFCC will play an important role in deciding local priorities, raising local levy funding and approving flood and coastal risk management work across the region. Committee members also have a critical role in supporting the Environment Agency and Lead Local Flood Authorities, by working with communities and other partners to identify and bring in funding.

The ideal candidate will be persuasive and be able to influence change, and is used to making difficult decisions. The Environment Agency is looking for enthusiastic members who can make a positive difference to communities, the environment and the local economy in the face of the challenge of our changing climate. This is an unpaid role, but reasonable expenses, including for travel, can be claimed.

The Committee needs a balance of skills, knowledge and experience across its membership, such as an understanding of surface water flooding; agriculture, farming and land management; PR & Communications, Finance and experience of engagement with local community flood forums or action groups. The Environment Agency is also very keen to hear from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds in a bid to better reflect the rich multicultural mosaic of the West and East Midlands.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 20th July. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 14th August at the Environment Agency’s Trentside offices in Nottingham.

To request an application pack, which can be sent by email or post, or for an informal chat, or more information, please contact Dhiren Katwa on 0121 711 5861 or email Dhiren.Katwa@environment-agency.gov.uk