We are looking for a new conservation member to join the Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC). The Committee area stretches from Oxfordshire and Swindon to London and Essex, and from Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to Surrey and Hampshire - an area particularly vulnerable to the risks of flooding from multiple sources; rivers, tidal Thames, surface water, reservoirs and ground water.
The Committee has an important role in deciding local priorities for flood risk management and ensuring a joined up approach among partners. Members are involved in a wide range of work, from planning far ahead for the successor to the Thames Barrier to supporting rural communities in managing their local brook. Being a member of an RFCC is an exciting opportunity to play an important local role in guiding flood risk management activities within catchments and along the coast.
We are looking for an enthusiastic new member to help manage flood risk throughout the south east and make a real difference to people’s lives and to the environment we live in.
The Thames RFCC is looking for a member to represent nature conservation and wider environmental issues. You will need to provide technical expertise in conservation matters relevant to the work of the committee relating to freshwater wetlands, riverine and riparian systems or estuaries. The Committee are also looking for experience in partnership working to deliver conservation projects. The successful applicant will also deliver an environmental perspective at meetings, helping the Committee to understand the conservation impact of specific plans or projects.
Our members are all appointed as impartial individuals in their own right and not as representatives of any particular organisation. We want to ensure our committees represent the communities we serve and we welcome applicants from all walks of life. We make all public appointments on merit, following a fair, open and transparent process.
So if you are interested in helping to make a difference in your local area then do get in touch to find out more or request an application pack.
The closing date for applications is 22nd September 2019 and interviews will take place on 9th October 2019.
Contact Karen Jouny for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org