An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Planning/Enforcement Officer for the Water Management Alliance (Eastern) Internal Drainage Boards. The Boards are responsible for controlling water levels across some 47,500 hectares of England, situated in and around the Broads in East Anglia. The area is home to around 70,000 people, a thriving local economy and a hugely popular tourist destination that attracts visitors from around the globe. Although the entire area is at considerable theoretical risk of river flooding and inundation from the sea, the actual risk is substantially reduced by the work that we do in partnership with Local Authorities, the Environment Agency, Natural England and local Community Groups.
As the Planning/Enforcement Officer you will be responsible to the Catchment Engineer for ensuring that development is carried out sustainably within the Boards’ Drainage Districts and upland catchment areas and that developers pay the contributions and commuted sums due for any development which would otherwise affect the efficient working of the drainage systems. You will also be responsible for ensuring that all planning applications comply with the relevant Board’s Byelaws. You will also be required to provide planning/enforcement advice and support to the Pevensey and Cuckmere Water Level Management Board, located in East Sussex, as and when required.
You should have, or be working towards an RTPI qualification and be an experienced Planning Officer, preferably within a Local Planning Authority or other Risk Management Authority, or have experience working in a technical/engineering role within the Water Industry. You will have sound interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work effectively within a small technical support and engineering team, and liaise effectively with Local Authority Planners and developers.
The appointment offers a competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience, together with access to BUPA and the Local Government Pension Scheme. Applications from those looking to work part‐time will also be considered.
For more information about the WMA and this position please visit our website: www.wlma.org.uk or contact Giles Bloomfield (Catchment Engineer) on +44(0)7795 312628.
An application pack can be downloaded from our website by clicking apply and the closing date for receipt of applications is noon on 17 July 2017.
Please return your completed application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively to the Board’s office at Kettlewell House, Austin Fields Industrial Estate, King’s Lynn, PE30 1PH, Norfolk. We look forward to receiving your application.