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Adaptation Officer/Technical Support Officer-Coastal Management

£19945 - £35934 per annum

Job Title: Coastal Adaptation Officer / Coastal Management Technical Support Officer

Location: Cromer, Norfolk


Adaptation Officer – Up to £35,934 per annum

Coastal Management Technical Support Officer – Up to £19,945 per annum

Job Type: Full time, Fixed Term

Adaptation Officer – 3 Years

Coastal Management Technical Support Officer – 2 Years

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 12th April 2019

Interview date:

Adaptation Officer – 25th April 2019

Coastal Management Technical Support Officer – 30th April 2019

The partnership is at the forefront of coastal management initiatives and are seeking to implement coastal change solutions on a local basis and influence the national coastal agenda.

The persons they are seeking will be enthusiastic about the coast, be able to investigate, plan and develop new ideas, actively engage with communities and have a drive to deliver a bright future for their coastline.

North Norfolk is an attractive rural District with beautiful coastline, fantastic landscapes and big skies within easy reach of the fine City of Norwich.

The Role:

Working as part of a specialist, cross authority coastal management team, they are looking to appoint enthusiastic persons to play a key role in working with communities to plan and develop innovative, UK leading approaches to adapting communities to coastal change.

Job Duties:

Adaptation Officer

  • Taking a leading role in the development and delivery of innovative local coastal adaptation plans and projects
  • Researching and identifying approaches and opportunities for managing the impacts of coastal change
  • Preparing and deliver an ongoing and sustainable engagement process with coastal communities affected by coastal change in order to develop coastal adaptation approaches
  • Identifying and secure funding opportunities to deliver coastal adaptation schemes
  • Overseeing a project budget for the development of approaches and make recommendations for the allocation of wider capital funds
  • Working with members of the partnership to expand the understanding and awareness of the issues faced on the coast, and shape how this information is captured and analysed
  • Liaising with the Planning Department and other relevant bodies in order to identify, shape, fund and deliver opportunities
  • Inputting into the discussion with national government, including DEFRA in the development of integration of coastal adaption into the national risk management approach
  • Being an active member of the partnership
  • Supporting the Coastal Manager and the partnership in delivering the aims and objectives

Technical Support Officer

  • Developing a system for applying, monitoring and administering compliance with Marine Licences and planning consents across the partnership’s frontage
  • Responding to planning consultations for coastal development across the partnership and develop and administer a standardised approach (where practicable) across the partnership
  • Supporting the partnership in the preparation of a range of web-based publicity and educational material to explain coastal processes, Shoreline Management Plan policies and processes for the coast
  • Assisting in the collection and interpretation of coastal monitoring data, identification of potentially useful sources of additional data and undertaking site visits and inspections
  • Providing technical administrative support for the partnership for example through taking minutes of meetings, dealing with public enquiries, filing and archiving and undertaking research on coastal matters and best practice
  • Providing GIS assistance where required and assist with developing the a partnership approach to GIS

Key Requirements:

  • Qualified to drive and access to vehicle
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good analytical skills

Adaptation Officer

  • Experience of working with local communities in the delivery of plans and projects
  • Experience of developing projects from inception to completion
  • Good standard of general education to A level or equivalent

Technical Support Officer

  • Demonstrates an understanding and interest in coastal management
  • Experience of regularly using computers and knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Undergraduate degree in Environmental Science/Geography/Geology or related subject

To apply for the role please click the APPLY button and further information will be sent to your email.

The Council is committed to equality and diversity in employment and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

They offer employees a friendly working environment, flexible working hours, a career average pension scheme and take pride in achieving Investors in People Gold standard.

Candidates with experience of: Coastal Improvement Officer, District Environmental Officer, Planning Technical Support Officer, Ecologist, Data Analyst, Geologist, Environmental Protection Officer, Geotechnical Engineer, Information Analyst, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Enforcement Officer, Coastal Protection Officer, Technical Support, Environmental Planning Officer may also be considered for this role.