Flood Risk Analysis Team Leader
Closing date: 10 April 2023 | Salary: £41,150 - £46,147 (Grade 7) | Location: Buckley
Contract type: Fixed Term appointment until 20 December 2023
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week. Part Time or Compressed Hours considered - discussions at interview stage welcome.
Post number: 200269
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the NRW location stated in this advert, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with either existing team leader experience or someone with a detailed knowledge of flood risk management looking to develop team leader experience to lead the flood risk analysis team for 9 months.
Reporting to the Flood Risk and Water Resources Manager this role will lead, manage, direct and motivate a team of specialist technical staff bringing a high level off influence, knowledge and operational experience to the team.
The Flood Risk Analysis team play a vital role in helping understand flood risk. The evidence and information produced by the team is used to update our published flood maps, influence planning applications for developments in flood risk areas, evaluate options for flood risk alleviation schemes, identify flood warning areas and trigger levels, assess performance of our existing flood assets and more.
Your responsibilities include:
- Lead and manage the delivery of an effective strategic risk-based communities at risk register used to direct flood risk investment decisions.
- Provide technical advice and guidance to enhance risk-based decision making internally, with other Risk Management Authorities, Planning Authorities and Welsh Government.
- Lead NRWs oversight role, guiding, checking, influencing and coordinating the Lead Local Flood Authorities
- Present evidence at complex inquiries to ensure that the environment, people and the nation’s critical infrastructure is protected from inappropriate and dangerous development.
- Provide a lead flood modelling advisory role to NRW and as part of project teams delivering NRW’s flood risk capital programme, identifying potential opportunities to deliver SMNR.
- Provide expert advice at Strategic and Tactical Command with multi agency response teams.
- Participate or lead project groups to deliver National flood risk information to be used by Government, partners, stakeholders and the public in Wales.
- Ensure all work programmes are delivered without risk to any team or individual, putting health and safety at the heart of what you do and lead your team to develop a safety-conscious culture.
- Required to take part in incident response activities.
Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Educated to degree level or equivalent in a science/engineering discipline or significant related vocational experience
- Chartered Member or working towards membership of a relevant professional body such as Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)/Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
- Well-developed customer relation skills, with a broad knowledge of our duties and responsibilities to meet customer’s needs.
- Ability to understand, challenge, lead and represent NRW at all levels in technical and non-technical situations. Be able to influence and decisions to protect and enhance the environment in Wales.
- The ability to work collaboratively with other team leaders throughout the organisation and proactively brief senior management teams on problems and solutions.
- Must have full UK driving licence.
Welsh Language Requirements:
Essential Level 1 – able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Please note - Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Decision Making Autonomy
Communication and Relationships with Others
Responsibility for People
Responsibility for Resources
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and Flexible Working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days Annual Leave, rising to 33 days
- Generous Leave entitlements for all your life needs
- Health and Wellbeing Benefits and Support
- Weekly Well-being hour to use at your choice
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to Apply
Please send a completed Application form to firstname.lastname@example.org using the post number as the email reference
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Application closing date 10 April 2023
Interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Sara Pearson at email@example.com or Richard Weston at Richard.Weston@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
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