We’re looking for a person who is persuasive and able to influence change, who is used to making difficult decisions, and who can make a positive difference to communities, the environment and the local economy in the face of a changing climate. Never has it been more important to bring together all those who can help reduce the risk of flooding to the thousands of people who live in the area.
The Government is committed to improving the diversity of the boards of public bodies so we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds irrespective of race, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, religious beliefs or similar philosophical belief, age, gender re-assignment or community background. Defra operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for people with a disability. All public appointments are based on the principle of merit. For more information and to apply please email PublicAppts@defra.gsi.gov.uk quoting reference number PAPPT 248-14. For a confidential discussion, please contact our advisers Carol Tidmarsh on 020 7238 6332 or Siobhan Sherry on 020 7238 5273. The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 19 September 2014. Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 20 October 2014.
In many ways the chair of this committee will be a sounding board for professional opinion – acting as an adviser and critical friend to the Agency. The person will need to understand how flood and coastal risk affects local communities, be used to operating at the highest level, and have the credibility to work closely with the public and private sectors to deliver results. This is highly satisfying work and an outstanding opportunity for a person of very high calibre.