Press release

Call for committee members to help shape future flood plans in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire

The Environment Agency is looking for new members to join the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) covering large parts of Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

The RFCC plays a critical role in deciding local priorities for flood and coastal risk management, raising local levy funding, and helping influence the future of the environment. It supports the Environment Agency and local authorities to create partnerships that fund and deliver projects for communities at risk.

The Anglian Northern RFCC works with key schemes across the area – for example the Humber strategy, Louth & Horncastle improvements, Boston tidal barrier scheme and Nether Heyford flood alleviation scheme.

Individuals are encouraged to apply if they have skills or knowledge in one or more of the following backgrounds:

  • Agriculture and land management
  • Community engagement and/or flood incident management
  • Partnership funding and contributions, infrastructure and the economy
  • Media, public relations and communications

Applicants do not need to be technical experts in flood and coastal risk management, though some understanding of the processes and impacts of flooding are desirable. They should be able to think strategically, know how to engage and influence individuals, communities and networks, and understand the need for innovation and efficiency.

Members would be expected to attend 4 committee meetings per year and may be asked to attend others. The positions are voluntary but members are able to claim reasonable expenses such as travel.

RFCC members are appointed as impartial individuals in their own right and not as representatives of any particular organisation. It’s important that members represent the communities they serve.

More information and details about how to apply can be found on the Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee page. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 17 May 2016.

If you have further questions, please email the Anglian Northern RFCC Secretariat or call 02030 255877.