Salary: £27,905 - £37,849
Working Arrangements: Monday to Friday with occasional work outside norm
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent
Flexible working arrangement
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Closing date: 03/07/2020 at 23:59
The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.
The successful candidate will be required to be available outside of services normal working hours as part of a standby rota to respond to out of hours service needs. A standardised standby payment will be made in respect of these duties.
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About the Post:
The position will be available from 1st September 2020. Standard Monday to Friday with occasional work outside normal hours/weekend to support emergency response and at grade 9 the rota standby duty. For an informal discussion please contact Chris Brown on 0774 116 8732.
As part of its commitment to civil contingencies Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council is seeking a suitably qualified Civil Contingencies Advisor to continue, further or progress their career.
As a minimum, we are looking for someone with a sound underpinning knowledge of civil contingencies legislation and practice and a level 5 qualification in a relevant area. Additionally, we are seeking an individual who has the ability to establish credibility, good communication skills and who is able to influence and convince employees, managers and partners that civil contingencies is their business.
The starting grade will depend on the applicant’s experience in relation to the role and suitable candidates may start at grade 9 (with a starting salary of £34,788). In addition, at grade 9 the post holder will contribute to the Council’s on-call arrangements for emergency response.
Applicants must demonstrate confidence, the ability to develop and review procedures and management systems to ensure compliance and best practice and be able to provide advice and support to departments. Additionally, applicants will be flexible and innovative and will relish the challenge of developing a resilient working environment in a large, multi-disciplinary organisation. Taking a sensible risk-based approach, applicants will need to demonstrate, amongst other attributes, their experience in or ability to provide professional advice, guidance and information in relation to emergency resilience to a variety of internal and external stakeholders as required, assessing and ensuring appropriate policies, procedures, training and exercising and plans are in place in line with legislation and guidance.
Working within the Health, Safety and Emergency Resilience Service you will work with other professionals across the Council and in wider partners, notably within the South Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum. You will, as a minimum, have some practical or academic experience of working as an emergency/contingency planner and either be a member of or be willing to work towards membership of a relevant emergency planning body/organisation.
Depending on experience, the post holder will assist in providing or provide specialist support to the Council to assist in ensuring compliance with all legislation, guidance and best practice in relation to civil contingencies/emergency resilience (including emergency planning, response and recovery and business continuity). To achieve this the post holder will be involved in all aspects of emergency resilience:
1. Provision of advice on emergency resilience/civil contingencies to and monitor the resilience of the Council
2. Putting in place and training, exercising and monitoring of emergency plans and business continuity management arrangements
3. Supporting putting in place arrangements to make information available to the public about civil protection matters and supporting the maintaining of arrangements to warn, inform and advise the public in the event of an emergency
4. Co-operating and sharing information with other local responders, through South Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum
5. Providing advice and assistance to businesses and voluntary organisations about business continuity management
Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.
Job Profile: Civil Contingencies Advisor Job Profile.pdf
Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf
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