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Programme Manager - Flood and Coastal Innovation Programme
  • Employer: Wyre Council
  • Reference: Env/21/173648
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 16:20 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,890 - £40,876
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Lancashire

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Programme Manager - Flood and Coastal Innovation Programme

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of natural flood risk management on the North West Coast.  You will be leading a programme of activity which will shape the future of coastal management. 

Your role will be to lead and direct one of the 25 pioneering projects awarded by DEFRA under the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) to test new approaches to tackle the threat of flooding and improve coastal resilience. 

We are looking for a skilled and energetic professional who is a champion for natural flood management. 

You will work with a range of partners in local authorities, local NGOs, academia, and consultancy. 

You should have experience of;

·         Managing complex projects with multiple work packages

·         Co-ordinating external partnership delivery, contract management and stakeholder engagement

·         Work with Flood Risk Management Authorities.

We are looking for someone with; 

·         Excellent negotiation skills

·         The ability to building strong collaborative relationships with external partners

·         Practical understanding of community and landowner engagement

·         Drive, resilience and the commitment to get things done. 

This programme, called Ecological Community Owned Coastal Buffer Strips (ECO-CoBS), seeks to;

·         Improve the effectiveness of natural coastal habitats such as sand dunes and saltmarshes to bolster coastal and flood resilience

·         Test innovative approaches including monitoring and practical resilience actions

·         Gather evidence on costs and benefits

·         Share the learning to inform future approaches to flood and coastal risk management.

In return we can offer you a salary up to £40,876, great work life balance with flexible working arrangements (including homeworking by agreement), up to 28 days annual leave subject to length of service, employer pension contribution of 18.3%, free onsite parking, discounted gym membership, access to occupational health and wellbeing services, extensive training and development opportunities and a supportive workplace culture that allows you to develop and grow.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Carl Green, Head of Engineering Services on 01253 887215.

Interviews will be held on 31 January 2022 and 1 February 2022.

There is further background information on the programme in the attached documents


1 – Background to ECO-CoBs
2 – Presentation on the Programme
3 - EOI to FCRIP
4 – FCERM7