Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes
Our Vision: Making Teignbridge a healthy and desirable place where people want to live, work and visit.
Our Values: Communicative, Respected, Purposeful Conscientious.
This post is fixed term until 31 March 2021.
What it's like to work here:
With its diverse mix of coast, countryside, seaside resorts, market towns, villages and moorland, Teignbridge is a great place to work and live.
The South West Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme is an exciting project which is being managed and led by Teignbridge District Council in partnership with other South West maritime Local Authorities and the Environment Agency. The South West Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme is one of six such Programmes operating in England.
The Programme has been providing a standard, repeatable and cost-effective method of monitoring the coastal environment in the South West since 2006. The programme extends from Portland Bill in Dorset to Beachley Point on the Welsh border, including the Isles of Scilly. The output from the project will be the basis for the ongoing strategic management and response to storm or erosion events and the design of future coastal defences in the region. This is of considerable importance to everyone especially in the South West, particularly in view of rising sea levels and climate change.
For this role:
You will be part of the Economy and Assets team and will be based at both Teignbridge District Council offices in Newton Abbot and at Plymouth University, within the Plymouth Coastal Observatory.
You will be mostly office based with some business travel across the South West region and occasional national attendance at co-ordination and strategic meetings within England or Wales. You may also undertake remote site working, surveying and walking substantial distances.
What you'll be doing:
Your main responsibility will be the strategic and operational management and delivery of the South West Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme (SWRCMP). This will include working with the Plymouth Coastal Observatory (PCO) team and the Channel Coastal Observatory to deliver and develop the technical and scientific direction of the programme and ensure strong links to partners. The post holder will continue to establish SWRCMP and PCO as a strong regional coastal advisory service and secure future funding opportunities of the programme.
Who we're looking for:
The successful candidate will have sound project management and financial planning experience (together with experience of Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management procedures) with good understanding of coastal processes, coastal surveying and analysis. The candidate will have experience of staff management skills with the capability to manage external consultants and contractors together with liaising with project partners.
To be successful in this role you will need
- Degree or equivalent with at least 5 years appropriate experience.
- Membership of an appropriate professional institution at post-graduate level such as CIWEM, IMAREST or similar knowledge and experience in oceanography, marine science, geography and environmental science.
- Sound technical understanding of coastal processes, coastal surveying and analysis.
- A good understanding of the Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management strategic and operational processes, procedures and practices.
- Project management and financial planning experience with a good standard of staff management skills.
- Good standard of communication and presentation skills.
We value our staff and offer an excellent working environment, employee rewards and benefits include;
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Generous annual leave
- Family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements
- Childcare Vouchers
- Discounted gym membership at Teignbridge District Council Leisure Centres
- Cycle Scheme
- Career development through professional learning and development
As an Investors in People Gold Award holder and a Disability Confident Employer, we value diversity and celebrate individuality across our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service provision and are only interested in your ability to do the job.
Our Vision: Strong communities with a bright future
Our Values: Ambitious, Open, Together, Proud
What it's like to work here: With easy access to the heritage coast, countryside, seaside resorts, market towns and villages as well as nearby Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan is a great place to work and live.
The Wales Coastal Monitoring Programme is an exciting project which is being managed and led by a consortium comprising the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Gwynedd Council, Conwy County Borough Council and the Wales Local Government Association with funding provided by the Welsh Government.
The programme extends from Beachley Point in the Severn Estuary to the River Dee in the north. The outputs from the project will be the basis for the ongoing strategic management of the coast in Wales, assisting maritime risk management authorities in the delivery of flood and coastal erosion risk management duties.
For this role: You will be part of the Environment team and will be based at the Alps Depot, Wenvoe, which is the data management centre for the Wales Coastal Monitoring Programme.
You will be mostly office based with some business travel across Wales which may include remote site working, surveying and walking substantial distances.
What you'll be doing: Your main responsibility will be to manage delivery of the WCMC monitoring programme, including supervision of two Coastal Process Scientists.
You will develop, coordinate and deliver a strategic monitoring programme for Wales in partnership with the coastal groups, including and facilitating the procurement of monitoring services such as topographic survey work. You will prepare and present technical reports or evidence to partners, including an annual report on monitoring results and key findings.
You will also look to develop and foster collaborative and professional relationships with all Maritime Coastal Authorities (MLAs), Coastal Groups, principal clients such as the Welsh Government and other interested parties including universities with a view to developing a holistic and integrated approach to coastal monitoring and management in Wales.
Who we're looking for: The successful candidate will have the capability to manage programme delivery, including the management of external contractors and project partners. You will also be capable of reporting programme outputs to a range of audiences and actively promoting the role of the Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- Honours degree in civil or maritime engineering, oceanography, environmental science or similar plus five years’ relevant experience;
- Project management, procurement and contract management experience;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
Knowledge and experience of the coastal environment, underlying processes at work and associated monitoring techniques are essential requirements for this role.
We value our staff and offer an excellent working environment, employee rewards and benefits include:
- Local Government Pension Scheme;
- Generous annual leave;
- Family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements;
- Childcare Vouchers;
- Career development through professional learning and development.
For an informal discussion, please contact Clive Moon on 029 20673277.
Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification to inform your application.