Press release

Help plan the future: join the flood and coastal committee

The Environment Agency is looking for members to join the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) which covers the River Great Ouse catchment.

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Would you like to have your say on local flood and coastal management plans?

The Environment Agency has opportunities to start in January 2017, April 2017 and July 2017, covering the River Great Ouse catchment, including large parts of the Fens, part of the Wash and North West Norfolk coast.

The RFCCs play an important role in deciding local priorities for flood and coastal work. They have a critical role supporting the Environment Agency and local authorities and work with communities and other partners to help bring in more funding.

The Environment Agency is looking for people who would like to play a part in helping to develop our plans, to work closely with partners and communities. Someone who has effective communication skills, can think strategically and bring enthusiasm, expertise and new ideas, using their particular skills and experience to advise and provide opinions during committee meetings.

The RFCC has a specific vacancy for a member with coastal expertise and focus. Someone able to network nationally and help develop innovative ideas with partners and communities. The RFCC has a varied and vulnerable coastline that extends from the west of King’s Lynn through to Hunstanton cliffs.

The Environment Agency also has a vacancy for general members and would in particular welcome applications from people with knowledge and experience of community resilience, agri-business, land drainage or strategic planning.

New members will have a contact within the Environment Agency who they can work with closely to ensure they have a good understanding of the issues and discussions taking place at committees and who will be happy to answer any queries.

RFCC members are all appointed as impartial individuals in their own right and not as representatives of any particular organisation. It is important that the committees represent the communities they serve. We make all public appointments on merit, following a fair, open and transparent process.

Members would be expected to attend 4 committee meetings a year and are able to claim expenses.

So if you are interested in helping to make a difference in your local area then do get in touch to discuss further with paul.burrows@environment-agency.gov.uk or telephone 0782 4431597.

Download an application pack or contact Stephanie North on 02030 251938 or email AnglianRFCCs@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is 13 November 2016. Interviews will take place 2 December and 7 December 2016 at:

Environment Agency
Bromholme Lane
Brampton
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE28 4NE

Published 19 October 2016