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Resilience and Emergencies Officer/Senior Resilience and Emergencies Officer

North Yorkshire County Council
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£30,451 to £35,745
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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Regeneration and Local Economies, Planning, Regeneration
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Full time
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Our Team

The Resilience and Emergencies Team is responsible for ensuring the County Council is able to support the communities of North Yorkshire in responding to major incidents.  We work together with multi-agency partners to enable Council and other public services to respond effectively to emergencies.    

We coordinate the County Council’s arrangements for compliance with the Civil Contingencies Act and provide policy and secretariat support to the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum.    We are also responsible for an emergency planning service under service level agreements to six District Councils in the county to support and advise them in their emergency planning duties.   

The role

We are looking for either a Resilience and Emergency Officer or a Senior Resilience and Emergency Officer to join our Resilience and Emergencies Team. You will be responsible for supporting and maintaining the effective delivery of a high quality strategic and professional emergency planning and business continuity capability across the County Council. You will ensure the County Council as a category one responder complies with statutory requirements in accordance with the Civil Contingencies Act and other relevant legislation and provide resilience in delivery of its day to day activities and work with partner agencies to maintain the safety of communities in the event of an emergency incident.

Resilience and Emergency Officer

To be successful you must hold a degree or graduate capability, have a working knowledge and understanding of the statutory requirements relevant to the Civil Contingencies Act and have knowledge of issues relevant to business continuity. Ideally, you will have a working knowledge of relevant EP standards (COMAH, ISO, BS), and understanding of the structure and work of Local Resilience Forums and national, regional and local risk assessment, but this is not essential as training will be given. You must also have exceptional interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills and have a proven track record in collating information and preparing and presenting reports to a variety of audiences as well as participation in briefing and advising senior managers and others on relevant issues.

Senior Resilience and Emergency Officer

To be successful you also need to be able to demonstrate a high level experience within an Emergency Planning and evidence of leading projects as well as providing solutions for problems with multiple resource implications.

Both roles require you to have the ability and willingness to:

  • be part of the County Council 24-hour / 365-day Resilience & Emergencies Duty Officer rota which will require work outside of normal hours including weekends, evenings and public holidays, for which an additional payment will be made
  • travel throughout the county without reliance on public transport.

Working for us

As an organisation, we strongly believe in promoting a work life balance, with flexible working opportunities and modern technology. You may also benefit from homeworking with the occasional requirement to work from the office. You will have access to some great benefits via our everybody benefit’s scheme such as shopping discounts, home technology and green car salary sacrifice schemes, financial wellbeing and health assured and our employee assistance programme to assist with your health and wellbeing. You will also have access to our local government pension scheme, a generous plan for your retirement with the option to increase your monthly contribution if you so wish. For more information on the benefits we offer please see our Total Rewards Brochure. 

Contact and Apply

For further information about the role please contact Head of Resilience and Emergencies Matthew Robinson on 07891587365

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Key dates:

Closing date: 8th August 2021

Interview date: week commencing 23rd August

We do not accept CVs from agencies


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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