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Senior Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Officer

Employer
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£37.722 - £40.869
Closing date
20 Dec 2021

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Sector
Regeneration and Local Economies, Planning, Housing, Community Services
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Making sure the Royal Borough of Greenwich is prepared for a major incident or emergency is a priority for the Council.

We work in partnership with the emergency services and other London boroughs to develop plans that will ensure a coordinated response in the event of an emergency.

Partnership working is vital because the actions of one organisation in an emergency could impact on all of the others involved.

The Council is looking for a dynamic, forward thinking and innovative resilience professional who is able to coordinate on contingency plan preparation, emergency planning, business continuity, training and exercising on behalf of the Council.

The successful candidate will be required to respond to operational requirements as may be necessitated by an emergency. You will participate in the agreed duty officer scheme and manage incidents for the Borough out of office hours as required. Previous experience and knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and the multi-agency approach to emergency planning required.

As well as having excellent presentation skills, the successful candidate will demonstrate sound verbal and written communication skills and have a good understanding of Microsoft office packages.

Closing date 20th December 2021 at 11:59pm

Interviews scheduled on 7th January 2022

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Irma Palubeckiene;    irma.palubeckiene@royalgreenwich.gov.uk     07711 768981   

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.

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Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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