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Principal Flood Risk Manager
  • Employer: RBWM
  • Reference: WM0591-2111
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 14:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,358 – £51,791 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead , Berkshire, Berkshire

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Principal Flood Risk Manager

The Infrastructure, Sustainability & Economic Growth service has an exciting vacancy working within Sustainability & Climate Change team. Joining a growing team in a priority area of our new corporate plan, we are seeking proactive and ambitious applicants with a ‘can do’ attitude who will thrive in this varied and challenging environment. 

This is an exciting time to be joining the Royal Borough with ambitious plans for creating a borough of opportunity and innovation, part of a team delivering sustainable economic growth through a its economic recovery plans alongside meeting our target of being a net zero borough by 2050. 

The role will work closely with colleagues and partners to develop plans to manage flood risk, ensuring the future needs for climate adaptation are built into our plans and that an ambitious capital programme is delivered. 

The main purpose of this post is to fulfil the role of Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), which includes managing flood risk in the borough (and across boundaries), developing a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and discharging consenting and enforcement powers for ordinary watercourses. The LLFA is also a statutory consultee for surface water drainage for major development (SUDS). With the support of delivery partners this role is responsible for delivery of the council’s flood risk management/drainage capital programmes and will be representing the borough at local and regional flood risk forums/committees. 

We offer flexible working and a range of other benefits, and with Royal Ascot, Legoland, Windsor Castle and a host of other local attractions we can provide a vibrant and diverse working environment and a place to grow and develop your career. There are excellent transport connections to London and the West of England with the new Elizabeth Line opening in Maidenhead soon. 

If you would like to join a forward thinking Local Authority and think that you have the right blend of ability, skills and experience for this post then we would like to hear from you. 

For an informal discussion about the role please call James Thorpe, Service Lead – Sustainability & Climate Change on 01628 682949 or email

Closing date: 5 December 2021

Interviews: w/c 13 December 2021