The Joint Emergency Planning Unit, which covers Bracknell Forest, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and West Berkshire Councils, has an exciting opportunity to recruit a number of new members as part of a recent restructuring.
The unit has recently been restrucutred therefore this is an ideal time for applicants to be involved and develop the work the unit does to ensure the Councils are robust in their approach and are resilient to respond to any emergency and/or business continuity incident affecting the Council areas.
These Councils offer a wide range of interesting challenges by way of community risks including REPPIR, COMAH, MACR sites, several military locations, rural and urban environments, a number of significant rivers including the River Thames, large reservoirs large-scale events including 3 race courses and significant Royal events and Business Continuity Management for the Councils.
The unit works across all Council areas in generalist roles but with the opportunity to undertake specialist areas of work in order to develop areas of interest. This can lead to work at local, regional and national levels.
We are currently looking for two Emergency Planning Officers who would be offered an initial 2-year contract with the potential to be extended or made permanent subject to funding.
In particular, we are looking for someone who has qualifications and/or proven experience in Business Continuity management and willing to work across the emergency planning and business continuity spectrum of work.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
This is a fixed term position for 24 months.
Please contact Carolyn on 01635 519105, Jonah on 01635 503481 or Nathan on 01635 503478 for an informal chat about these roles.