Salary: £27041 – £32910

Shift hours: Full Time

Coventry is a city that is changing fast – and we’re looking for skilled people to join our team and help take us into a bright new future. 

We are a city that is going places – with an inspiring, world-famous history and exciting times ahead. 

We are the UK City of Culture 2021; home to award-winning universities, top level sport and concerts and famous brands such as Jaguar and Severn Trent. We are a part of the ‘Midlands-Engine’, the home of the UK motor industry and a proud multicultural city. 

Major developments are taking shape around the city, including a new-look shopping centre, a water park, new business quarter, restaurants and a modernised rail station. More and more firms and families are relocating to our city as they see what we have to offer. 

Coventry is a great place to live and work and it’s getting even better – and having the right infrastructure is vital. 

That’s why we are looking for people who can help provide the very best and this is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced Flood Risk Management & Drainage Team, with opportunities for training and further career development.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?

This is an exciting and sustainable career opportunity which will allow you to use you experience and knowledge as well as continuing to develop your skills by being part of a dedicated, supportive and integrated flood risk management & drainage team.  

As the Flood Risk Engineering and Strategy Officer you will key to ensuring that, as the Lead Local Flood Authority, Coventry City Council meets the statutory requirements of the EU (European Union) Floods Directive, the Land Drainage Act 1991, the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 and the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. You will assist with continued development of policy, strategy and key documents relating to flood risk. You will be responsible for the investigation of flooding incidents within the city and ensure all data, surveys and reports with regard to flood and surface water management is maintained.

A major part of the role will be to propose solutions, prepare designs and agree modifications to drainage improvement and local flood risk mitigation schemes. Including, preparing works orders for drainage improvement and flood risk mitigation schemes, monitor and review costs and agree final accounts for authorisation and to be responsible for the Highways Drainage budget.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with knowledge of Flood Risk Management, complex drainage projects and the maintenance of highway and land drainage networks including the legislation covering these areas. The Ability to negotiate, influence and work successfully with contractual and risk management partners and developers is key to this role. It would be an advantage to have experience of working for or with Local Authority highways maintenance sector, drainage or the flood risk sector.  

As a successful candidate you will need to have a full current UK driving licence. You will have the ability to use and understand IT systems in an office-based environment including basic CAD, GIS/MapInfo and MS Office programs. You will have good communication skills and have the ability to work to deadlines and work under pressure.


When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include the following:

  • Details of your experience and ability to use and understand IT systems in an office based environment including basic CAD, GIS/MapInfo and MS Office programs as this is a key skill requirement for this post.
  • In this role you will need to work successfully across teams, services, partners and organisational boundaries to deliver high quality services for local and outcomes will rely on your ability to negotiate with and influence them. From your experience can you provide an example of your ability to do this and how you achieved a positive outcome?
  • Coventry City Council as LLFA investigates all flood incidents reported on a priority basis. These investigations follow a set format. From your experience please can you describe what form this type of investigation would take?

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

Interview date(s): 28th July 2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There’s a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you’re happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We’ve created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Reference: VPE563E94B

Location: Coventry, CV3 4AR