Join the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

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We are looking for new members to join the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), which covers Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Environment Agency is looking for enthusiastic people from all walks of life to fill vacancies and help manage flood risk throughout the south west, making a real difference to people’s lives and to the environment we live in. Being an RFCC member is an exciting opportunity to help guide local flood and coastal management across the whole region.

We are recruiting for the following members:

  • one member to represent Coastal Processes

  • one member to represent Nature, Conservation and wider environmental issues

The successful applicants will play an important role in deciding on local priorities, approving programmes of work, and supporting us and lead local flood authorities in working with communities and other partners as well as promoting the consideration of climate change impacts in local decision making. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to become involved in this important work.

A key role will be ensuring the aims of the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy are embodied within the committee’s decisions and to ensure consistency between strategic and local plans.

RFCC members are all appointed as impartial individuals in their own right and not as representatives of any particular organisation. It is important that the committees represent the communities they serve. We make all public appointments on merit, following a fair, open and transparent process.

As a minimum, members would be expected to attend 4 committee meetings per year and are able to claim expenses. The roles are voluntary.

For further information or to request an application pack please contact Zoe Smith at swrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 6 December 2020.

***This week is the Environment Agency’s  #FloodActionWeek.  Find out more about the campaign by following the link below. Prepare. Act. Survive.

https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood

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