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Senior Emergency Planning and Resilience Officer

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  • Post Ref: FF6832
  • Department: Financial Services
  • Division: Audit & Management Assurance
  • Salary details: £34,106 - £37,107
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date: 23 September 2018
  • Interview date: 17 October 2018
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time, experienced emergency planning professional 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 holder will be an experienced professional responsible for the development and maintenance of the Councils' emergency planning and business continuity arrangements, delivering training and exercising, providing professional 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. Mentoring the Emergency Planning and Resilience Officers will be an additional element of the role.

The post will be employed by Borough of Poole although the post holder will be primarily based at Bournemouth Borough Council (office location Bournemouth Town Hall). This follows the 'Working Together' shared services agreement which is in place. There may 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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