Southern RFCC  - Environment Agency

Southern RFCC 

Regional Flood and Coastal Committees

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Southern RFCC

Southern RFCC  covers coastal and inland areas from the Thames barrier to the New Forest – with London boroughs, large counties and a number of unitary city authorities among our members. We receive among the largest amounts of government money of any region (£100m this year) and deliver more property protection than any other region. We also have internationally important aquatic habitats such as the chalk streams and sea kelp.

By most measures we have the largest coastline in Britain with high risk of coastal flooding and erosion, and we also face also major issues with flooding from surface and ground water and from smaller rivers.

We’re committed to reducing flood and coastal 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

You don’t have to be a technical expert or have specific qualifications to be a member. It’s your enthusiasm and commitment to your local community that is most important. However, interest or experience in the following areas would be useful in the role:

  • local community flood forums or action groups
  • climate change and associated flood risk
  • spatial planning, engineering, transport or construction
  • business and economics
  • asset management
  • managing resilience and recovery
  • conservation
  • farming and land management

Our vacancies and how to apply

You can apply by filling out our simple online application form.

Our independent members play a very important role on the committee. Our meetings cover some very diverse issues and are we are therefore looking for people who can bring wider experience to the table. Although knowledge of flooding is always useful it is not essential. We offer full induction and the chance to visit flood schemes/problems a couple of times a year.

Martin Hurst, Southern RFCC Chair

Vacancies 1 & 2 – Independent members

We have 2 vacancies for general independent members. One role starts in May 2024, the other in June 2024. The closing date to apply is 26 November 2023.