Press release

Join your local flood and coastal committee

The Environment Agency is looking for new members to join the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) which covers all or part of Oxfordshire, Swindon, London and Essex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Hampshire.

The RFCC decide on local priorities for flood risk management and members play a critical role in delivering projects for communities which are vulnerable to all sources of flooding.

Simon Moody, Deputy Director from the Environment Agency said:

This is a really exciting opportunity to support all the authorities involved in flooding to really make a difference. As a member of the RFCC you will help create partnerships that fund and deliver projects for those communities at risk of the devastating effects of flooding.

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

  • local community flood forums or action groups
  • engineering and construction
  • spatial planning
  • finance and accountancy
  • asset management
  • managing resilience and recovery
  • conservation
  • farming and land management
  • the business community

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 make all public appointments on merit, following a fair, open and transparent process.

Members would be expected to attend 4 committee meetings per year. The position is voluntary, but members 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 find out more or request an application pack.

Contact Karen Jouny for further information: email thamesrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk or telephone 07788 304608.