Emergency Planning and Response Manager

Recruiter
LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY
Location
London
Salary
47304.00 - 48237.00 GBP Annual + (PO6)
Posted
04 Jul 2018
Closes
25 Jul 2018
Job Type
Contract

Emergency Planning and Response Manager

PO6, Salary GBP47,304 - GBP48,237 pa (Plus an on call allowance of approx. GBP3,000 pa)

Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week

Hackney Council is looking for an experienced emergency planning professional for a new role. As Emergency Planning and Response Manager, you will ensure staff across the Council are prepared to support our Civil Protection Service in times of emergency. This is an important part of our work to make Hackney a safer place for everyone.

Our Civil Protection Service brings together Hackney's emergency planning and public space surveillance functions. Helping prepare for emergencies, counter crime and support community safety, we provide a 24/7 response. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team with an excellent reputation. We have a well established and productive relationship with our partners as well as solid infrastructure and an ambitious and proactive approach. We are determined that Hackney will be prepared to meet any challenges ahead.

The Emergency Planning and Response Manager role was created following a review of the service. You will identify key staff across the Council to support our business continuity and emergency response functions. This will involve negotiating their release and making sure they are trained and have opportunities to practice ready to step in as needed. You will provide effective leadership for these supporting staff, as well as motivation and guidance for your dedicated team.

You will have responsibility for writing emergency plans and ensuring pan-London plans fit our unique arrangements for response. You will design a strategic change management plan, negotiating and influencing stakeholders to build consensus and implement plans successfully.

We need someone with the gravitas to deputise for the Civil Protection Service Manager when required. Representing Hackney to ensure we influence emergency planning and business continuity developments at a regional and national level. You will also take on other responsibilities to ensure we meet our obligations as set out in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

We are looking for someone with relevant experience in a local authority, fire service, police, military or other statutory body. Ideally you will have a degree in emergency management or similar and familiarity with JESIP protocols. You will need a full, UK, manual driving licence and be able to attend work within 90 minutes from callout - any time of day or night 365 days a year when on call. Security vetting will be required.

Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If the opportunity of working here excites you, visit our website via the button below to apply.

Please include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 24th July 2018, (22:59hrs)

Interviews: W/C 6th August 2018

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.