Jobs Guide

View the latest career opportunities across the entire water level management industry in our new Jobs Guide feature.

Whether searching for a starting role in the industry, aiming for career progression or even if you need to fill that all important vacancy in your own organisation, make use of this new resource brought to you by ADA.

From temporary work placements, through to the appointment of a new Chief Executive, ADA members use our job-search facility to help fill their vacancies. If you are an ADA member, and have a vacancy you need to fill, send your details through to us and we will post details here. If you are not yet a member, join us here.

Latest Vacancies

Senior Technician

Organisation: Bedford Group of IDBs

The Bedford Group of Drainage Boards manage water levels and flood risk in the Upper River Great Ouse catchment, through north Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire to Huntingdon.

Role: You will need to be suitably qualified with knowledge of land drainage and flood risk management. It would be an advantage to have experience of consenting, GIS and Sustainable Drainage Systems

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: 16 October 2017

To apply, please follow the below link and complete the application pack: 


Chief Executive

Organisation: Axe Brue IDB and Parrett IDB

Role: Chief Executive to Axe Brue and Parrett Internal Drainage Boards. Axe Brue and Parrett Internal Drainage Boards are statutory public bodies. The two Boards work together under a joint services agreement entitled the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium.

Location: Based at the Consortium offices in Highbridge, Somerset. The successful candidate will be required to live in or relocate to the area.

Closing date: Noon on Friday 27 October 2017

If you’d like further information on the role and would like to access to the downloadable application form, please follow the below link: 

GIS and Environmental Technician

Organisation: Black Sluice IDB

Role: Managing, maintaining and developing the GIS systems.  Leading on all environmental schemes and projects.  Day to day assistance to The Operations Team in the delivery of all relevant aspects of GIS and Environmental matters whilst undertaking their annual maintenance and capital improvement works.

Closing date: 9 am on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | Interviews are to be held Thursday 30th November 2017

For more information on the role, please download the PDFs:

Job Advert | Job Description

Interested applicants are invited to submit a CV, outlining skills and relevant experience, together with a supporting application letter. Please submit written applications to the following address marked:

Private – FOA of Paul Nicholson

Black Sluice IDB, Station Road, Swineshead, Boston, PE20 3PW

or, alternatively, email your applications to –

Project Engineer

Organisation: King’s Lynn Drainage Board

Role: The Board is looking to appoint a Project Engineer with sound engineering/technical knowledge and strong project management experience to promote and deliver its capital programme. Experience of managing capital projects, together with a proven track record of delivering across the full project life cycle is essential.

Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk 

Closing date: 20 October 2017

For more information and to apply please visit our website to download an application pack: