Channel Coastal Observatory Manager P01749
The Coastal & Public Facilities Service is seeking an experienced, scientific-minded and enthusiastic individual to manage and take forward the role of managing the Channel Coastal Observatory (CCO) team based at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. This appointment will be for an initial period of 3 years to March 2021.
The CCO team delivers the Southeast Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme as well as co-ordinating with regional partners on the delivery of the Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes around England. This is a rare opportunity to take on the management and leadership of this widely regarded team and programme.
The current Southeast programme has an annual budget of around £1.5m and is funded until March 2021. A priority aim of the new post holder will be to work towards securing future funding for the National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes, through working with our other regional partners and the Environment Agency. You will have the opportunity to work closely with partners and organisations from across the coastal engineering community enabling you to further promote the coastal monitoring programme and drive future development and delivery, taking account of changing technologies and flood and coastal erosion risk management policies.
The Southeast programme collects and delivers monitoring data through a number of sources, including bathymetric and topographic surveys, hydrodynamic instrumentation and aerial photography, and undertakes analysis and reporting. The CCO team consists of 12 coastal scientists, all working out of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
The successful candidate will be required to liaise and work with other partner local authorities, including the Environment Agency and will be required to have a good understanding of coastal processes along with the experience of Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management procedures. A relevant qualification in Oceanography, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science or similar will be required.
Good communication skills are essential as well as excellent team working and management skills.
What we can offer in return is a great place to work, where we believe that all employees make a valuable contribution to the work of the Council and that is why we encourage a trusting and open culture where each employee is supported and respected equally, ideas are actively sought and self-development promoted
Benefits include: -
- 27 days leave plus an additional 5 days for 5 years local authority continuous service
- Monthly car allowance of £189.55
- Local Govenerment Pension scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees)
If you are interested in this role we would like to hear from you. For further information or an informal discussion regarding the position, please contact Steve Cook on 023 8028 5588.
Closing date: 9th March 2018
Interview Dates: 29th & 30th March 2018