Decision details

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Service structure

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A new Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) staffing structure is required after a Dorset Council change of direction with shared partnership line management.
Formation of an independent BCP Centre of Excellence is recommended, building on existing reputation and allowing delivery of collaborative working opportunities.
The business model changes to FCERM over the last couple of years have demonstrated the ability to deliver more projects, increase income, attract quality staff and reduce reliance on consultancy support. Not only does this direction achieve more on the ground, it will result in longer term savings.


RESOLVED that: -

(a)     Approval be given for the proposed FCERM service structure; and

(b)     Support be given to the principle of a ‘Centre of Excellence’ approach and taking up requests to support neighbouring authorities and FCERM delivery bodies for the South West region.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Environment, Cleansing and Waste


To allow formation of an independent FCERM service in BCP Council, no longer recognising a single line management structure across BCP and Dorset Councils, but facilitating a collaborative working arrangement.

To enable decisions to be made to take on additional external income related work for regional authorities and the Environment Agency.

Report author: Alan Frampton

Publication date: 03/09/2021

Date of decision: 01/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/09/2021

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