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Flood Risk Manager

Brighton and Hove City Council
Brighton, East Sussex (GB)
£41,591 - £44,624
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

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Job introduction

We are looking to recruit a Flood Risk manager to ensure that Brighton and Hove City Council meet their statutory responsibilities as a Lead Local Flood Authority, as defined by the Floods and Water Act 2010.

You will have responsibility for the strategic management, improvement and development of the city’s flood risk activities and assets. The role will include managing the flood risk team.

About the role

To have responsibility for the strategic management and ongoing improvement of our flood risk management strategies and plans, developing and improving our existing flood risk management strategies structures.




The role will require working with other divisions within the council to achieve a wholistic approach to sustainable flood risk management. The role will expect the candidate to secure funding for, and the delivery of schemes to ensure that the city of Brighton and Hove can effectively manage flood risk. The role will oversee the management and delivery of a program of flood risk management projects and ensure these projects delivery is to time, cost and meet our high-quality targets.

If you are passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live, then we would like to hear from you if you meet the selection criteria and qualifications for the role. This is an exciting opportunity to join a service that has a direct influence on supporting residents and elected Members in the city of Brighton & Hove.

To work across a broad geography and with a wide range of partners, stakeholders and disciplines in order to ensure that sustainable flood management remain key elements of all policies, strategies and projects that involve, or affect, the city.

Join us in Brighton and Hove – a unique, energetic, diverse centre for culture in the Southeast and an exciting place to develop your career.

It’s for good reason that the City of Brighton & Hove has been named as one of the happiest places in the UK. With its stunning location between the sea and the South Downs National Park, excellent connections to the capital, vibrant culture, rich heritage, and diverse communities, there is something for everyone. Working for Brighton & Hove City Council means that you are able to play your part in making the city a fantastic place to live, work and visit.

The city places emphasis on high-quality, forward-thinking, sustainable development and environmentally aware solutions. As a council we are committed to creating a more liveable city in which residents and visitors feel healthier, safer, more socially connected and included.

You will be based in our modern, open plan offices in Hove Town Hall and benefit from flexible working, including homeworking. Joining an enthusiastic and supportive team, you will collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields, working closely with Transport Project teams to deliver transport changes across the city.

This role is part of a newly expanded team that will respond flexibly and efficiently to the growing development demands of the city.

We offer great terms and conditions including the Local Government Pension Scheme, excellent training and development, generous annual leave and staff discounts.

This post is politically restricted.

For an informal discussion, please contact Nick Bean - Engineering Manager on

Interview date: Week commencing 31st October 2022

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.


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