Vacancy -- Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee Appointment of Member (Welsh Desirable)
Function of body
Section 81(1) of the Environment Act 2016 provides Welsh Ministers with the power to establish a Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee (the Committee).
The purpose of the Committee is to advise Welsh Ministers on all flood and coastal erosion risk management matters in Wales, including awareness raising, preparation and community resilience to flooding. The Committee will provide high level advice on the strategic direction of flood and coastal erosion risk management in Wales, working closely with Risk Management Authorities and the Welsh Government.
It is envisaged that the Committee will support the provision of advice to Welsh Ministers through a programme of advisory activity that may reflect both immediate and longer-term national priorities, including responding to consultations, identifying research needs and highlighting best practice in Wales and elsewhere.
Role description and person specification
Role and responsibilities
Members will be expected to:
- Attend and take an active role in Committee meetings; members will be expected to commit to attending two to three committee meetings per year and take forward actions arising.
- Keep abreast of paperwork and issues relating to the work of the Committee.
- Attend and/or chair sub-committee meetings or meetings with stakeholders.
- Contribute to any reports or documents produced on behalf of the Committee, as required.
Welsh language skills
To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet the criteria for appointment.
A good understanding and appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of flood and coastal erosion stakeholders and relevant legislation and policy.
Expertise in or around the field of flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM). This may include:
Technical expertise within the field of engineering, planning, geographic information systems (GIS).
Coastal and environmental management.
Operational response to flooding or supporting flood recovery.
Academic or wider FCERM experience.
Skills and behaviour
Effective interpersonal and communications skills including a demonstrable ability to both engage with stakeholders and to contribute to, and influence, committee meetings.
Demonstrable ability to analyse, debate and communicate flood issues with specialists and non-specialists alike, and to see the bigger picture on a Wales-wide scale.
An understanding of diversity and equality issues.
As the Committee is intended to cover a wide cross section of views and experiences candidates aren’t required to satisfy all of the desirable criteria.
Knowledge and experience
Knowledge of Welsh Government funding and mechanisms.
Understanding of potential investment opportunities outside Government funding.
Understanding of Shoreline Management Plans in coastal risk management.
Understanding of natural flood risk management.
Ability to analyse data and research to inform recommendations.
Ability to write reports.
How to apply
To apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply’ button below. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to complete a registration form for the Welsh Government’s online application system. You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep yourself updated on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form. To apply you will need to submit two supporting documents. The first, a document outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the criteria for the role as outlined in the information for candidates. This document should be no more than 2 sides of A4. Your application may be rejected if you exceed this limit. The second document is a full, up to date CV. The two documents should be uploaded to the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.
In your application, you will also be asked to provide details of any activities which have helped you to develop skills that would be useful in a public appointment role, and list the organisations for which you undertook these activities. We also need to know about any political activity that you’ve undertaken over the last 5 years.
It is recommended that you register for an account and access the application form as soon as possible so that you see how the application form is structured, before starting to prepare your evidence. You don’t have to complete the application form all in one go. You can save your responses, and log in and out as required, until you’re ready to submit – just follow the guidance in the application form.
If you’d like to apply for this opportunity in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.
If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please contact the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments Team on PublicAppointments@gov.wales.
For further information about Public Appointments in Wales, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments
This vacancy is closed to applications.