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Interim Development and Flood Risk Officer

Salary: £150 - £200 per day
Location: Essex


The Development and Flood Risk Officer will log applications, assessing, deciding and informing the Planning Authority whether proposals are supported or objected to, on the basis of flood risk and inclusion of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). This is part of the Lead Local Flood Authority's statutory consultee role for major planning applications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for responding to major planning application consultations and chargeable pre-application enquiries within required timescales, updating the applications database/case management system.
  • Work collaboratively with partners to address technical issues arising, to resolve quickly with no impact on response times.
  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date knowledge of leading edge practice national legislation and guidance, determining effective practical application across the Council

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
  • Working knowledge of water and drainage asset management, including:-general knowledge of SuDS guidance and legislation, principles of sustainable development and best practice in the application of SuDS, basics of water-related law, regulation and policy, statutory planning and SuDS Approval processes.
  • Knowledge of applying a risk-based approach to asset management.
  • Experience of SuDS, from an approval perspective is desirable.

Connect2Staff/Connect2Kent, part of Commercial Services Trading/Kent Ltd, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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