City Improvement and Environment Environment Officer (Flood Risk Management)

Job Description

We are looking for an Environment Officer with flood management experience to deliver a rolling programme of flood mitigation and biodiversity improvement projects across Gloucester City and into neighbouring districts.

The post holder will actively engage with the local community as well as other stakeholders to help manage surface water and riparian flooding for the wider benefit of local residents, business and wildlife.

Gloucester is a leader in the ‘Asset Based Community Development’ (ABCD) model of service provision; as such the post holder will be expected to work with the community and stakeholders to help deliver flood management and biodiversity schemes.

It is a challenging but exciting time to be working in Gloucester as we have just been awarded significant funding through the European Structural Investment Fund (confirmed irrespective of Brexit) to increase the biodiversity, amenity and flood management potential of open areas in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. Gloucester is the managing authority and the post holder will be the project manager. The post will therefore entail working closely with other authorities as well as the University of Gloucestershire and the MHCLG.

There is also a rolling capital programme and other improvement works from a myriad of funding streams including a Rural SuDS project and EA funded riparian restoration works.

The post holder will also be responsible for an on-going stream maintenance budget to ensure that the streams and brooks that flow through Gloucester are well managed and do not lead to localised flooding. They will also need to provide flood management and drainage consultee advice to Development Control officers, as well as investigate and resolve flooding and water pollution incidents.

The post sits within the City Improvement and Environment Service alongside a diverse team of professionals that includes tree officers, countryside managers, waste/recycling managers and more general city improvement officers. The team is part of the wider ‘Place’ service that includes a broad range of built environment professionals.

The post holder should have at some water management experience and be working towards (or be willing to) a formal membership of the Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental Management.  

The role will involve working with numerous external stakeholders so the post holder will be expected to be a good networker and be capable of negotiating on behalf of the City Council. Experience of funding streams and funding applications would be an advantage. 

The whole City Council is about to move into refitted bespoke offices at County Hall where agile working (hot desking and home working) will be the norm. 

Applications to be received by 09.00 on the Thursday 4th April.

Interviews will be held unless otherwise stated on the 11th April for further information please contact Meyrick Brentnall on 01452 396829 or email in


This post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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