Resilience Advisor - Business Continuity

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Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£33,600 - £45,400 per annum
08 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services.

Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks. The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline. 

If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.

The Role:

Our Resilience Team is looking for someone with demonstrable knowledge of business/service continuity associated legislation and guidance in addition to local government responsibilities with regard to Civil Protection. As a Resilience Advisor for Business Continuity, you will report to the Resilience Manager focusing on business continuity projects and assisting in delivery of key work streams to improve the resilience for council services and the businesses within the Borough.

In this vital role, you will also work with partners in the Borough Resilience Forum (BRF) and other external partners to promote business continuity within the Borough.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

This is a public-facing role, so you’ll need to demonstrate your fluency in speaking and writing English. Our ideal candidate should be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people at all levels by telephone, face to face and in writing in a diplomatic and persuasive manner and to gain commitment from people.

It is vital that you have demonstrable organisational skills – able to manage periods of heavy and conflicting demands and plan workload to meet strict deadlines, reacting urgently and being able to work flexibly with the possibility of working during evenings and weekends as required. We do ask that you have a relevant qualification or equivalent experience and training.

If you think you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Role Requirements:

To be the lead practitioner for business continuity for the Council and as such, will assist the Executive Management Team (EMT) and Directors with corporate and directorate business planning.

Ensuring continuity in businesses processes before, during and after a major emergency and working collaboratively with individuals from all departments, activating business continuity plans in order to ensure that the Council can continue to deliver essential services during periods of disruption.

Manage the implementation and day-to-day functions related to creating Business Continuity Plans and Procedures, while also managing Disaster Recovery operations within the Council.

Take all necessary actions to minimise and control the impact on the Council from a major business disruption occurrence.

Maintain the Council’s Business Continuity policy, the Council’s Business Continuity Plan, its Business Continuity Corporate Risk Register, the Corporate Business Impact Analysis and Priorities and in doing so work with and give advice to, the EMT.

Assist the Resilience Manager in coordinating the Council’s business continuity planning programme, reflecting the general principles of ISO22301, and to provide advice and assistance on business continuity planning and management to local businesses and voluntary organisations in accordance with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.