North West RFCC - Environment Agency

North West RFCC

Regional Flood and Coastal Committees

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North West RFCC

North West RFCC runs from the Scottish border in the north to Cheshire in the south. Its western border is the Irish Sea and eastern border is the Pennines. Around seven million people live and work in our region.

Our region has an incredibly diverse environment. From industrialised and urban areas in Manchester and Liverpool to the beautiful countryside of the Lake District, rural Lancashire and Cheshire.

Around 370,000 people are at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, and over 600,000 people at risk of flooding from surface water. There is a history of flooding with the major events of 2015 and 2020 having particularly significant and widespread impacts.

We’re committed to reducing flood risk in our area, making communities more resilient and adapting to the challenges of a changing climate. We can’t do this without our RFCC members. By joining our committee, you can help us achieve these goals.

We’re looking for candidates who:

  • have an active interest in flood and coastal risk management
  • can represent the interests of communities across our region
  • come from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • are impartial and not representatives of any particular organisation
  • have a real enthusiasm and commitment to your local community

Read our candidate pack which tells you more about being an RFCC member.

Our vacancies and how to apply

“The risk of flooding from rivers, the sea and surface water are present in the North West all year round. Joining our RFCC is great way to help reduce that risk and manage the very clear further impacts from climate change. If you have something to contribute, we’d love to hear from you”.

Adrian Lythgo, North West RFCC Chair

We are recruiting for 3 vacancies. You can apply by filling out our simple online application form.

Vacancy 1 – conservation member

We have 1 vacancy for an independent member with a background in conservation. This role starts on 31st December 2023. The closing date to apply is 12 November 2023.

Conservation members should:

  • have knowledge of nature conservation and wider environmental issues, environmental legislation and relevant plans and strategies
  • provide an environmental perspective at committee meetings and help the committee understand the views of the conservation community
  • provide a link between the committee and Natural England and other conservation organisations in the committee area

Vacancy 2 – independent member, coast

We have 1 vacancy for independent member with an interest in the coast, coastal processes and the way that the coast is managed. This role starts on 31 December 2023. The closing date to apply is 12 November 2023.

As part this role, you’ll help to:

  • Maintain strong links between the RFCC and the North West and North Wales Coastal Group.
  • Ensuring coastal issues and the coastal risk management programme are central to the work of the RFCC.
  • Inform the approach to collaboration between stakeholders in the coast, including the organisations involved in the RFCC.

Vacancy 3 – independent member, communities

We have 1 vacancy for an independent member with an interest in communities. This role starts on 31st December 2023. The closing date to apply is 12 November 2023.

As part of this role, you’ll help to:

  • represent the needs of communities that have flooded or who are at risk of flooding or coastal erosion
  • provide insight in working with the wider public on surface water flood risk, and coastal communities who in time will need to adapt to a changing coastline
  • sponsor the community focussed work in the RFCC’s business plan