24 Jul
  • By National Flood Forum
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VACANCY – Flood Engagement Officer – Cambridge/Lincolnshire

Number of jobs     1

Region                   Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire

City/Town              N/A

Post Type               Permanent

Working Pattern    Full Time – 37.5 hours per week.

Role Type               Operational delivery

Salary Range         £24,500 – £25,500

Security checks     DBS check required

Additional information

  • This position is home based but with extensive travel within Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire and will involve occasional travel across England & Wales while training
  • A full driving licence and access to a car is essential for the role
  • The role requires time flexibility including evening and occasional weekend work

Job description

This is an exciting role for someone who has experience working at community grassroots or who is passionate about people and working with communities. We have been engaged to work with people that are at flood risk in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.  The aim is to develop a people-centric approach to flood risk by working to support the creation of Flood Action Groups. We give flooded people tools to advocate and speak for themselves and we want someone who is passionate about community empowerment.

We want someone who is passionate about community empowerment, confident, articulate, and able to facilitate in partnership discussions Does this sound like you?

Key skills required are:

  • exceptional verbal communication at all levels (grassroots & professional bodies)
  • exceptional personal strengths i.e., warm, approachable, patient & genuinely compassionate
  • exceptional listening skills
  • confidence and enthusiasm when introducing & using NFF methodologies
  • confidence in speaking and guiding Flood Action Groups
  • self-motivated
  • ability to take the initiative in driving work forward

You will need to be proactive at managing projects and writing reports, in a timely manner. You will be responsible for enhancing and promoting the NFF’s reputation with pride. Being able to work in a team is essential and will involve help and support to the NFF team when and where needed.

About The National Flood Forum

  • The National Flood Forum is a charitable organisation that puts flooded people at the heart of their policies and the work they strive to achieve. We are the only organisation dedicated to issues around flooding. We give support to people at risk before, during and after flood catastrophes and work to achieve a voice for those at the grassroots of flood risk. Exceptional time is given to engagement to create lasting relationships for those that need to reduce their flood risk. Support to those at flood risk is an everyday work expectation and we also provide bespoke services as tools to extend this support. The National Flood Forum gathers from flooded grassroots, common issues faced in flooding and utilises these to work with Government for change. Engagement – Flood Action Groups (a bespoke NFF initiative now identified internationally)
  • Networks – bringing people together, communities & professional bodies.
  • Flood recovery – Going into the heart of flooded communities to support & guide people through a plethora of issues that they face.
  • Flood exhibitions – of resilience and resistance advice and information
  • Insurance – advice & information
  • A Helpline – a guiding, supporting, listening service


For further details about the role or informal discussion please contact Amanda Davies on Amanda.Davies@floodforum.org.uk or 01299 403101

To apply please provide the following:

  • Your CV (maximum 2 sides)
  • Accompanying supporting statement (maximum 1 side) demonstrating how you meet the requirements and why working for the National Flood Forum appeals to you.
  • Please also complete the Equal Opportunities form via this https://forms.gle/p6ZbPYyPdGfthvZ56

Please tell us how you heard about this position on your application.

Send to Jean Timmins,  jean.timmins@floodforum.org.uk or post:

National Flood Forum, PO Box 7643, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 9BL

Closing Date:   Sunday 13th August  17.00 hrs.