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Logo: Stroud District CouncilStroud District Council

Rural SuDS Project Officer   

£30,756 p.a.  

37hrs per week, 24-month FTC (Possible extension subject to funding)  

 

Stroud District is renowned as an area not only of extraordinary natural beauty but also of exceptionally diverse environments, from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, via the flood plains of the Severn to the ports of the Bristol Estuary.   

 

The Stroud Rural SuDS project was established in May 2014 as a partnership between SDC, the Environment Agency and the local community. It has established an award winning reputation as an exemplar Natural Flood Management (NFM) project, delivering over 400 NFM interventions working with a wide range of landowners and stakeholders.  Further information on the project can be found on our website.  The post is currently funded by the English Severn & Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee until October 2020, but it is our intention to seek additional funding to enable the project to be extended.   

 

We are looking for a Project Officer who has the skills and qualities to build on the success of the project and contribute to securing its long term future.   You will need to have:  

 

  • experience of working with community groups and in partnership with other stakeholders including landowners, statutory agencies and NGO’s
  • the ability to communicate effectively across a range of media and audiences
  • a passion for rural development and environmental protection
  • an understanding of the principles of Natural Flood Management/RSuDS
  • experience of environmental project delivery

   

The 37-hour working week is flexible between 7am and 10pm, Mon-Sun, and the role will involve frequent out-of-hours and weekend work.  

 

For an informal discussion please contact Maria Hickman, Housing Renewal Manager, on 01453 754454.  

 

To find out more, and to apply, visit:  www.stroud.gov.uk/jobs  

 

Closing Date:                Midnight Sunday 23rd September 2018      

Interview Dates:             Friday 5th October 2018  

 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

 

 

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