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Emergency Planning Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

The Councils’ Emergency Planning Unit is looking to recruit a forward-thinking, motivated and passionate individual to the role of Emergency Planning Officer. 

The Emergency Planning team ensure that plans are in place for the Councils to respond effectively to any external or internal incident. This requires detailed planning, delivery, testing and exercising of plans and response structures to ensure they are fit for purpose in the event of a major incident.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to lead the Emergency Planning team in meeting its responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, maintaining and improving its contingency planning and business continuity work.

The Emergency Planning Unit sits within Environment and Community Services and is primarily based in Wandsworth, with hot-desking facilities being available in Twickenham.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Environment and Community Services, you will be responsible for embedding the Resilience Standards for London within Richmond and Wandsworth, while working to maintain and improve the emergency planning and business continuity arrangements across both boroughs.

You will:

  • Review, develop and amend the Councils’ Corporate Resilience Plan and Emergency Call-out Procedures booklet. 
  • Liaise with police, fire service, health services and others on aspects of emergency planning and business continuity, including designing and delivering training and exercises
  • Present to staff and contractors on the work of the Council with regard to emergency planning and/or business continuity.
  • Be required to participate in the Councils’ 24-hour response rota by being on-call standby at specific times.

Please review the attached Job Profile for the full responsibilities of this varied role.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Working knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
  • A clear understanding of the aims and objectives of emergency planning and business continuity, including experience implementing these in a relevant setting.
  • Familiarity with the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) and experience of maintaining good relationships with stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to empower decision making within the team
  • Confident in managing a team through project delivery and rapidly changing priorities
  • Experience of using the Microsoft Office packages including, but not limited to, Word, Excel and Power Point.

If this is the right next step for you and you’d like to join our team, we look forward to receiving your application.

How to apply?

Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at  recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community who are keen to join our team.  We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone.

Why choose us?

We can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. We’re very supportive of staff development and learning opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 17th October 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 18th October 2021

Interview Date: W/c 25th October  2021

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority.

Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We recognise that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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