Sheffield is a growing and ambitious city with a really good story to tell. We’re not like everywhere else, we do things differently and we’re fiercely proud of that. The city we call home is beautiful, vibrant and independent. At the same time, the city we work in is an industrial city, a producer, a maker. Sheffield has seen significant renewal over recent years, constantly reinventing itself and changing almost beyond recognition in the past three decades.

To build on this continuing change the Strategic Transport, Infrastructure and Sustainability Service is looking to recruit a Development Officer to expand our Flood and Water Management Team to play a pivotal role in in creating a city more resilient to future flood risk reducing the risk of harm to people, the environment, and the economy.

The successful candidate will provide technical and professional advice in the Council’s Lead Local Flood Authority role as a statutory consultee to the planning process for new development and future plan making. You will support the wider Flood and Water team in undertaking duties relevant to the Council’s statutory roles and responsibilities and contribute towards projects in related work areas to given timescales, costs and specifications.

You will have a key role in the promotion and the use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) serving new and built development across Sheffield and in achieving the city’s flood resilience goals. You will contribute to the development and implementation of policies and processes that enable the sustainable development and growth of the City, in accordance with current legislation and Council policies. 

You will bring the ability to utilise information and communications technology, including in GIS formats, to access, manipulate and communicate information effectively. We want you to use your experience of developing and maintaining professional knowledge and intelligence on best practice to support service improvements and enable a more climate resilient city.

You will have the confidence to work within a complex organisation, dealing with a wide variety of public, private and third sector stakeholders. 

Experience of working in a political environment; knowledge of current best practice in Flood and Water Management or a related area of statutory responsibility; the ability to resolve challenging project issues; being able to communicate effectively through various methods and collaborate effectively with colleagues across a range of Council services is essential.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council. 

If the above appeals to you and you meet the qualification requirements, then we want to hear from you!

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