Flood Mitigation Officer (Senior or Principal)

  • Contract
  • Oxford
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

Oxford City Council


Does being at the leading edge within Oxford, the City of dreaming spires, with its beautiful
architecture, history and culture sound exciting? A fantastic opportunity has become available
to join Oxford City Council and play a key role in reducing, managing and mitigating flood risk
in Oxford.

We are looking for a dynamic, pragmatic, solutions-focused and partner-orientated professional
to join our Environmental Quality team. You will be the Principal Flood Mitigation Officer for
Oxford City Council, working in the Environmental Quality team, part of Environmental

This is a great opportunity to work with a range of Council services, private developers and
partners to deliver the Council’s responsibilities on flood management and provides
opportunities to work with a range of stakeholders and partners to reduce the risk of flooding
in Oxford.

Your primary responsibility will be to review and provide technical and specialist advice on
flood risk management, sustainable drainage systems and flood risk assessment in relation to
planning applications and consented developments within the city boundaries.

A key element of the work is to support partnership work with stakeholders to deliver flood
protection, management and mitigation, and to advise and educate in order to manage flood risk.

You will be responsible for coaching and contributing to the professional development of an
Environmental Sustainability Support Officer within the team, as well as providing oversight of
their work.

What Hybrid looks like in this role: Typically you will spend one day a week
in our Town Hall offices the rest of the time you will be working from home. You will be
required to attend site visits and Meetings when required.

Currently we have one role available, a Senior Flood Mitigation Officer with a career path to
move into a Principal Flood Mitigation Officer role in the future. Alternatively if you have
the relevant skill and experience you can apply for the Principal Flood Mitigation Officer
role. Please state which role you would like to apply for in your supporting statement.

About us

Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city
for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council
housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and
wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing
biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.

We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new
ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability
for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting
time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a
fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.

  • Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.
  • We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service
  • We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development
  • An above average pension offering
  • Plus other great benefits

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure
that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and
vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List
check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an
application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

We usually do1st interviews online but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For
hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure
that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to
undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 31 May 2024

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): TBC

For an informal discussion about the post please contact James Barlow at [email protected] or Tina Mould at [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We are striving to become a more inclusive employer and to represent the
communities that we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and
employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would
particularly welcome applicants from ethnic and minority communities. All applicants will be
given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds
of any protected characteristic. 

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