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Emergency Planning and Resilience Officer

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  • Post Ref: FF7025
  • Department: Financial Services
  • Division: Audit & Management Assurance
  • Section: Emergency Planning and Resilience
  • Salary details: £23,866 - £26,470
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date: 25 November 2018
  • Interview date: 18 December 2018
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An opportunity has arisen for a full-time emergency planner within the Emergency Planning and Resilience Team. 

The Councils' (Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole) shared Emergency Planning and Resilience Team leads on resilience work comprising the functions of emergency planning and business continuity in order to help the Councils fulfil their statutory duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA).

The post is suited to an emergency planning professional with some previous emergency planning experience or someone with a positive, can-do attitude wishing to enter the profession who can evidence relevant emergency planning/response experience.

The postholder will be responsible for assisting with the development and maintenance of the Councils' emergency planning and business continuity arrangements, over time taking on the lead on certain projects and emergency plans, providing input into the various safety advisory groups as well as contributing to a range of Dorset Local Resilience Forum groups and emergency plans. The role also includes being a member of the Duty Emergency Planning rota and responding to any emergencies or disruptive challenges that may arise.

The post will be employed by Borough of Poole at the Civic Centre in Poole although the post holder will at times also work from the Bournemouth Borough Council office at Bournemouth Town Hall. This follows the shared services agreement which is in place. There will also be requirements to work with partners at various locations across Dorset.  

This is an exciting time to join the shared team as it works more closely together across Bournemouth and Poole and prepares for the new unitary authority of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole that will come into being on 1st April 2019. It is a chance to join an evolving team and organisation and to shape the future resilience arrangements of the new Council serving about 400,000 residents across the conurbation. 

For further information and an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alyson Whitley, Emergency Planning and Resilience Manager on 01202 451281.

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