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Flood Risk Management, Technical Policy Adviser

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Job summary

Salary £36328 - £43923
Location Edinburgh
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 08 May 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC69056 E
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Flood Risk Management - Technical Policy Adviser within the Scottish Government based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

You will work closely with SEPA, Scotland’s national flood warning authority and advisor on flood risk management, responsible authorities including local authorities and Scottish Water, as well as other interests such as community groups and the insurance industry. Specifically you will bring technical flood risk management expertise to the team, actively advising the team on all aspects of flood risk management and coast protection. Whilst being the technical expert in the team, you will also be involved in every aspect of the team’s work, including policy development and a wide range of Ministerial support work.

Qualifications Required
A degree in civil engineering would be advantageous, however in the absence of a degree candidates will have to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Specialist technical expertise in flood risk management.
2. Ability to take ownership of specific pieces of work and use own initiative to develop solutions, resulting in successful policy delivery.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and influence a range of internal and external policy colleagues.
4. Highly effective written communication skills, with attention to detail.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Antje Branding on 0131 244 0159 or by email antje.branding@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact recruitment on 0131 244 7719 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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