Environment Agency wants new voice for Lincolnshire flood committee

THE Environment Agency is looking for a new member for its Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) which covers Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and is keen to hear from people wanting to join.

The RFCCs play an important role in deciding local priorities for flood and coastal work. They have a critical role supporting the Environment Agency and local authorities to work with communities and other partners to help bring in more funding.

The Environment Agency is looking for someone who would like to play a part in helping to develop plans to work closely with partners and communities. Applicants will ideally have experience of community engagement and empowering people to take action.

The new member will have a contact within the Environment Agency who they can work closely with to ensure they have a good understanding of the issues and discussions taking place at committees and who will be happy to answer any queries.

RFCC members are all appointed as impartial individuals in their own right and not as representatives of any particular organisation. It is important that the committees represent the communities they serve. We make all public appointments on merit, following a fair, open and transparent process.

Members would be expected to attend four committee meetings per year and are able to claim expenses.

If you are interested in helping to make a difference in your local area please contact Amy Inman on 01733 464389 or amy.inman@environment-agency.gov.uk to find out more or request an application pack.

Closing date for applications is September 7 with interviews taking place on September 28.