Emergency Planning & Resilience Officer

Southwell House, Hindlip Park, Worcester, WR3 8SP
£29,055 - £30,756 per annum
14 Jan 2019
12 Feb 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Scale SO2: £29,055 – £30,756 per annum

37 hours per week

Hindlip Park, Worcester

The Role

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Operational Policy department, based at Service Headquarters, Hindlip Park.

The role of Emergency Planning & Resilience Officer is to assist with the development and implementation of emergency preparedness arrangements, within the remit of Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Authority.

The post holder will liaise with all internal and external members on behalf of the Authority ensuring that key players can fulfil their operational roles and responsibilities. In addition to this, the role will assist with the development and implementation of all those involved in Risk and Business Continuity preparedness.

Key Requirements & Experience

Ideal applicants will have:

- Degree or recognised relevant professional qualification in Emergency Planning/Civil Protection or recognised relevant professional qualification or relevant experience in the field.

- Relevant experience in the delivery of Fire Service Operations

- Good working knowledge and awareness of Fire Service and other Emergency Services operational/ organisational Emergency Planning issues, processes and procedures within a local government setting.

- Be able to support all aspects of Business Continuity with the Fire Service and demonstrate an understanding of the organisational and operational needs of a Fire and Rescue Service.

- An understanding of Policy, Planning and Project Management.

- A thorough understanding and knowledge of legislation affecting Risk, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity, as well as the legislation that governs a Fire and Rescue Service.

Key Skills

The applicant must be able to demonstrate:

- A high degree of political sensitivity and be able to work with, advise and guide Senior Officers and Members of the Fire & Rescue Authority.

- The ability to interpret operational priorities within and Emergency Planning and Business Continuity environment.

- The ability to communicate orally both clearly and concisely, with a range of people at all levels, both within and outside of the Fire & Rescue Authority, including presenting complex reports.

- The ability to communicate effectively in writing in a clear, concise manner, including the analysis and interpretation of data drawn from various sources and service areas.

About Us

Every day we're helping to save lives and keep the community safe - and not only by fighting fires. Behind the scenes at Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, there are lots of other roles that people don't see, helping to provide vital functions to keep us an efficient and effective Fire and Rescue Service.

Reasons to Join Us

- 28 days annual leave entitlement increasing to 33 days after five years’ continuous service (plus bank holidays).

- Access to a local government pension scheme.

- Flexi-time scheme allowing you to have an element of flexibility over your working hours.

- Free car parking

Additional Information

If you would like any further information about the role or to visit Service Headquarters, please contact Group Commander James Banks (07884 111 158) or Station Commander Jon Laight (07827 990 405).

The successful applicant for this role will be required to be vetted to NPPV Level 2.

Graduate applications welcome.


Closing date for applications is Sunday 10th February 2019.

Supporting documents
Emergency Planning Resilience Officer JD.doc
Candidate Guidance Notes 2018.pdf