Regional Flood and Coastal Committees
South West RFCC
South West RFCC covers Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly. We bring together the principle authorities responsible for managing flood and coastal erosion risk in the South West Region. Together, we take an overview of flood and coastal erosion risk management across the South West. We also seek to promote investment and encourage innovation which is good value for money and benefits communities.
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
We can’t ignore the increasing impacts that flooding and coastal erosion are having on our region, and we must continue to seek solutions and prepare ourselves to adapt to the effects of climate change.
It’s essential that the Committee represents the communities we serve, and we’re seeking enthusiastic people who have an interest and experience in any aspect of farming, agriculture, or land management and nature and conservation.
This is a valuable opportunity to help guide flood and coastal management across the South West, and make a real difference to people’s lives and the environment we live in.
Philip Rees, SW RFCC Chair
Our vacancies and how to apply
You can apply by filling out our simple online application form.
Vacancy 1 – Conservation Member
We are looking for an independent member with a background in nature and conservation. This role is available now. The closing date to apply for this vacancy is the 12th November 2023.
In addition to the general interests listed above, 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
- to sit on and work with members of the SWRFCC Environment sub-group
Vacancy 2 – Independent members, Agriculture
We are looking for a general member with a background in agriculture. This role is available now. The closing date to apply for this vacancy is the 12th November 2023.
In addition to the general interests listed above, agriculture members should:
- provide a land management perspective at committee meetings
- help the committee understand issues affecting inland communities, landowners and farmers and how this impacts on river process and the coast
- provide a link between the committee, land management and farming groups
- advocate good soil management with the farming sector to benefit flood risk and reduce diffuse pollution