The Environment Agency is inviting applications to sit on the Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, the body which overseas flood and coastal management throughout the Thames area.
The vacancies are for independent appointments to work alongside elected members from Local Authorities.
The Thames committee’s area stretches from Oxfordshire and Swindon to London and Essex, and from Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to Surrey and Hampshire.
The committee meets five times a year and its work includes planning for the successor to the Thames Barrier and supporting rural communities.
Amanda Nobbs, Thames RFCC Chair, said: “We’re looking for people who are persuasive and able to influence change, who are used to making difficult decisions, and who can make a positive difference to communities, the environment and the local economy in the face of a changing climate.
“It has never been more crucial to reduce the risk of flooding to the thousands of people who live in the south east – the most densely populated area of Britain, and the most vulnerable to climate change.”
Applications are welcome from anybody with an active interest in flood and coastal risk management but the Agency says it is particularly people interested or experienced in:
- engineering and construction
- planning and development
- water industry
- freshwater fishing
- negotiating project funding
- asset management
- local community flood forums or action groups
- managing resilience and recovery
- land management.
To request an application pack or further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0118 953 5732.