Resilience Advisor - Business Continuity

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£36,618 - £44,598 per annum
07 May 2021
19 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective, and efficient. Following the Grenfell tragedy, we undertook a major review of the way we handle contingency planning, both within the council and through working with multi-agency partners. Our Resilience Team is collaborating closely with our communities to ensure clear and effective plans are in place for responding to major emergencies.

The Role:

This is a role that you can make your own by generating ideas and bringing about positive change. Although collaborative working with different service lines and external partners is key, you’ll operate largely autonomously, setting your own priorities and managing projects from start to finish. From assessing risks and making thorough plans, to training and advising others, you’ll ensure we have business continuity plans in place and are able to maintain vital services during periods of disruption.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You’ll have expert knowledge of contingency planning legislation for the public sector and significant practical experience in a business continuity role. Highly organised, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, you’ll also be an effective communicator, able to work with different service areas in making plans, and in delivering training and advice. You’ll also be calm under pressure, and ready to undertake some weekend and work out-of-hours working.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.

Additional information

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.

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.

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 do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, 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.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: