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Flood Innovation Project Manager

Central Bedfordshire Council
Shefford, Bedfordshire (GB)
£38,112 - £42,980 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2022

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About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a keen interest in flood risk management to join our team in the role of Flood Innovation Project Manager. The role will take the lead on delivering a grant funded project to apply innovative approaches to delivering flood risk management, community resilience and environmental improvements. Project funding for the initiative ‘Managing flood risk using information technology in the Pix Brook catchment’ runs until 2027/28 however the role is permanent and will remain with the council to continue to deliver flood innovation across our area. To find out more about the project see Flood and coastal resilience innovation programme - GOV.UK (

In the role, you will provide the day to day management and set the strategic direction for a project team of consultants, flood risk professionals, academics and a wide range of stakeholders. You will be responsible for working with others to research and embed new approaches to achieve resilience actions with a strong focus on the use of flood technologies and integrated water management techniques.

We are looking for someone who has the technical skills to deliver this high-profile role, with the tact, diplomacy and communication skills essential for effective partnership working. Knowledge of flood risk management would be a benefit but is not essential if transferrable skills can be demonstrated.

The post reports to the Flood Risk Team Leader and sits within the Council’s Flood Risk Team which together delivers the role of ‘Lead Local Flood Authority’ and its functions. We are an agile team which supports home working while also providing space to work from the office as well as from partner offices. Central Bedfordshire Council recognises the importance of supporting employees to balance their home and work life and has a range of policies to give employees the flexibility to manage work duties alongside personal lifestyles and responsibilities.

Key duties of the role

Lead point of contact and responsible for the implementation of the council’s flood innovation project work.
To co-ordinate partners and take an active role in stakeholder and community engagement. With support from third parties: business case development, project planning and implementation, monitoring and reporting on project aims and objectives.

Overseeing finances of the project, procurement and spend.


  • Professional development training and the opportunity for further training to secure appropriate qualifications.
  • Flexible working patterns.
  • Ability to work from home.
  • IT and office equipment.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Access to discounts and benefits available to Central Bedfordshire Council Staff.
  • Leave entitlement of 24days (pro-rata), continual additional public service will be applied.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack.

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The role or for an informal discussion: contact Alys Bishop (Flood Risk Team Leader) at

The recruitment of this vacancy: contact The Recruitment Team at

The Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme: see the site (

Please note

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’. Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.

We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process. To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: Central Bedfordshire

Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community

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