Resilience and Safety Officer

Closing Date:         Sunday 14th July 2024

Interview Date:      Monday 29th July 2024

Salary:                           Grade 5 SCP 33-41 (£41,418 - £49,498) subject to job evaluation

Term:                             Full Time – Fixed Tern until 31st March 2027

Politically Restricted:  No  

Welsh Language essential: No

About the Role

The position involves a multifaceted role in managing a grant-funded Programme with responsibilities ranging from overseeing a budget, development of business cases for funding continuation, and the delivery of associated work programs. The role extends to advising local authorities on statutory duties and fostering service improvement and consistency.

The core policy area covered by the post is flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) In this area the postholder is required to collaborate closely with the Welsh Government Flood Branch (Grant Body) to support the development and delivery of policies, the National FCERM Strategy. Part of this role is also about engaging at senior level within local government to troubleshoot issues arising in this field and promote change.

The postholder is also required to be a member in key committees and boards overseeing flood and coastal risk management capital programme and advising ministers on flood related matters Flood & Coastal Erosion Committee (FCEC), and WG’s FCERM Capital Programme Board. Additionally, responsibilities include chairing the Wales Coastal Groups’ Forum.

The post holder will also be required to work closely with colleagues delivering the WLGA’s Climate Change Support Programme and broader team members, including planning lead.

The postholder is also expected to input into the coal tip safety policy area by supporting the RSD Director as part of the Coal Tip Safety Task Force and being actively involved in relevant meetings and workshops leading to the implementation of the new legislation on coal tip safety.


Apply Now!

For an initial discussion about the role and the organisation, please contact Jean-Francois Dulong, Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Policy Officer on 07436034914.

To apply, please send a covering letter with a completed application form by the closing date of Sunday 14th July 2024 to:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams on Monday 29th July 2024.

Shortlisted applicants may be requested to undertake a task before attending for interview, as well as pre-interview tasks on the day, followed by an interview with a selection panel.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the UK. 


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