Catchment Management Coordinator

Southern Water are seeking to appoint a Catchment Management Coordinator to join the Catchment Risk Management team, with responsibility to help deliver the Company's catchment management programme. This programme of work is focused on catchment risk evaluation, incident response and delivery of long term mitigation measures.

It is an exciting time to work for Southern water and be part of our Catchment First initiative, shifting our focus from traditional engineering solutions to working collaboratively with partners to create long-term sustainable improvements within our catchments. Catchment First is the way we are delivering this innovative approach to safeguard our current and future water supplies and the health of our rivers, water environment and seas. It’s an approach we see as an essential part of our role to build a resilient future for water in our region.

The role holder will lead the team of four Catchment Officers, working with catchment stakeholders, to deliver catchment schemes on the ground to reduce the risks to drinking water quality.
As part of the role, you would be required to work across the business and externally across different sectors to address catchment risk. A large element of the role focuses on addressing catchment water quality risks from the agricultural sector, alongside risks from other sectors such as urban and amenity.

Suitable candidates will have a catchment management / agricultural background or a good understanding of key agricultural drivers and constraints to define integrated catchment management plans and experience and a keen interest in sustainable farming practices for soil and water to develop mitigation schemes for wider roll out. This role includes the direct line management of the Catchment Risk Management delivery team.

If you are a current Southern Water employee, please confirm within your application that you have informed your Line Manager that you are applying for this role.

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Southern Water are committed to creating an inclusive environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months). If you do not meet these criteria your application will not be considered.

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