The starting salary for this role is £31,2973 per annum for a 36 hour working week.
As an Emergency Management and Resilience Officer you will need to have direct experience of working with emergency services and local authorities. You will need to be able to work with a minimum of supervison as part of the Emergency Management and Resilience Team providing an emergency planning service to all stakeholders in Surrey so that Surrey responds to a major emergency effectively.
A good understanding of the aims and objectives of emergency planning, business continuity and the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles will be essential in this role. You will be expected to provide advice and support to designated stakeholders in all aspects of integrated emergency management, working collaboratively to improve and report on their levels of preparedness.
You will work as part of the Emergency Management and Resilience Team to ensure the wellbeing of residents and communities during an emergency and to protect the economic prosperity of the county during periods of disruption. To do this, we are responsible for:
- working with partners in the Surrey Local Resilience Forum to ensure a coordinated response to emergencies
- ensuring the resilience of the council services by maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management System to protect critical services to residents
- working with organisers of major events to ensure that safety requirements and the needs of residents are addressed as part of the event planning
On occasions, the Emergency Management and Resilience Team has to respond immediately during and outside of working hours to the demands of a crisis. During an emergency, the Emergency Management and Resilience Officer will advise and support senior officers in the County and District Councils on their response to a disaster.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:
- Educated to ‘A’ level, HND standard, or equivalent or able to evidence ability at an equivalent level
- Knowledge of relevant legislation, practices and policies applicable to the specialist area
- Excellent IT skills, including MS Office and database management systems.
- Ability to undertake technical work relevant to the role
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to build sound relationships with customers
- Ability to apply specialist knowledge to respond to complex enquires from a range of stakeholders
- Previous experience processing, analysing and reporting data
- Previous practical experience in a relevant field
- Ability to manage a range of projects through to completion
- Effective interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 10/10/2021.
Interviews will take place week commencing 18/10/2021.
For an informal discussion please contact Helen Doherty on 079717 92223 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.