Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC)

The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) is a committee established by the Environment Agency under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 that brings together members appointed by Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) and independent members with relevant experience for 3 purposes:

  • to ensure there are coherent plans for identifying, communicating and managing flood and coastal erosion risks across catchments and shorelines
  • to encourage efficient, targeted and risk-based investment in flood and coastal erosion risk management that represents value for money and benefits local communities
  • to provide a link between the Environment Agency, LLFAs, other risk management authorities, and other relevant bodies to build understanding of flood and coastal erosion risks in its area

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Members

Member Organisation
David Jenkins Chairman
Anthony Bradford Environment Agency appointee (general issues)
Anne Fraser MBE Environment Agency appointee (general issues)
John Harris Environment Agency appointee (Inland flooding issues)
Paul Heathcote Environment Agency appointee (Inland flooding issues)
Vincent May Environment Agency appointee (coastal processes)
Rosie Dilke Environment Agency appointee (coastal processes)
Sarah Nason Environment Agency appointee (nature, conservation & wider environmental issues)
Janette Ward Environment Agency appointee (nature, conservation & wider environmental issues)
David Martin Environment Agency appointee (water and utility companies)
Mark Shelford Bath and North East Somerset Council
Philip Stanley-Watts Bournemouth Borough Council
Fi Hance Bristol City Council
Cherry Brooks Dorset County Council
Peter Burden North Somerset Council
Ray Bolton Hampshire County Council
Michael Hewitt Wiltshire Council
David Hall Somerset County Council
Matthew Riddle South Gloucestershire Council
John Rampton Poole Borough Council
Phillip Awford Gloucestershire County Council

Chairmen of Coastal Groups invited to attend meetings (Not Voting Members)

Chairman Coastal Group
John Cocker Chairman, South West Coastal Group
Patrick Goodey Chairman, Bristol Channel Strategic Coastal Group
Neil Watson Chairman, Southern Coastal Group

Recruitment

We are recruiting 3 independent members to join the WRFCC to represent coastal process and other relevant interests. Applicants do not need to be experts in flood and coastal risk management, but some technical understanding would be beneficial.

Applications are welcome from individuals with an active interest in flood risk management – from a diverse range of backgrounds which might include interest or experience in:

  • Coastal process
  • Agriculture, farming and/or land management
  • Conservation
  • Partnerships and collaborative projects in infrastructure and growth
  • Finance and business
  • Planning, economics, development and/or regeneration
  • Engineering and construction
  • Asset Management
  • Managing resilience and recovery

RFCC members are all appointed as impartial individuals in their own right and not as representatives of any particular organisation. It is important that committees represent the communities they serve. We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive committee, and we welcome applicants from all walks of life. We make all public appointments on merit, following a fair, open and transparent process.

The committee meets four times a year at locations within the Wessex Area although the successful candidate may also be asked to attend additional meetings. The role is unpaid, but reasonable expenses, including travel, can be claimed.

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 November 2018, and interviews will take place on Friday 23 November or Monday 26 November 2018.

Application form 2018

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Information pack for applicants 2018

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Papers

Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee Strategy for 2017-2021 and beyond

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Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee agenda, 9 October 2018

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Members of the public and press are welcome to attend as observers. To attend a meeting or request copies of agendas and papers email wessexrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk or telephone 03708 506 506.

Contact details

wessexrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk