Local Resilience Forum Co-ordinator

Cumbria County Council
Penrith, Cumbria
£28,226 - £29,174
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, Administration, Communications, IT, Regeneration and Local Economies, Business, Planning
Job role
Officer, Operative
Contract Type
Full time

We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our team as a Local Resilience Forum (LRF) Coordinator. This post is offered on a fixed term basis and is perfect for someone who is interested in emergency preparedness and is looking to develop their career, working alongside an experienced and dedicated team.

As the LRF Coordinator, you will support the LRF Manager to deliver efficient and effective co-ordination of Local Resilience Forum activity and compliance with the Civil Contingencies Act and Resilience Standards. You will focus on supporting the Sub Groups, the Executive and Programme Board Meetings, and representing the Cumbria Local Resilience Forum. The role will require excellent administration skills and attention to detail, as working with key documentation including Emergency Plans.

The role will involve working closely with the Local Resilience Forum Partnership and in particular the Executive and Programme Board Chair. You will be required to support the multi-agency response to emergencies.  You will also provide advice and ensure procedures are in place   You will acti as LRF partnership liaison, ensuring working knowledge of all LRF plans though training and exercising.

The post will also be required to undertake security clearance and the ability to travel within and outside of Cumbria is needed.

The ideal candidate will have proven organisation and communication skills and will have experience in delivering excellent customer service and developing efficient processes and procedures to support delivery of service. Knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004(CCA) is essential, and you will be ICT competent.

We are able to accommodate both in person and virtual interviews. If virtual, your interview will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Please read the Supporting Information:

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