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Resilience Advisor (Business Continuity)

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1464
  • Published: Tue 03/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Resilience Advisor (Business Continuity)
£44,628 - £47,661 pa

Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country; 72% of the borough’s population are from diverse communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area.

Boasting iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London, Newham is changing rapidly; benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. Newham is an exciting and challenging Borough with high aspirations, committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Overall Purpose of Job

To act as the Council Resilience Advisor in support of the Council’s Business Continuity and disaster-recovery arrangements and take part in the Duty Resilience Advisor rota. To be the lead practitioner for business continuity for the Council, and as such will assist the Corporate Management Team (CMT) and Directors with corporate and directorate business-planning respectively, that reflects national and regional guidance, professional standards, good practice guidelines and evidence. The post-holder will support the maintenance of the Council’s Business Continuity Plan, its Business Continuity Corporate Risk Register, the Corporate Business Impact Analysis and Priorities and in doing so work with and give advice to the CMT. The post holder will support the council’s compliance with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 through leading the development, prioritisation and delivery of appropriate business continuity planning, exercising and training, ensuring the Council is able to discharge its statutory responsibilities under the Act.

Job Context

The post holder reports to the Head of Corporate and Community Resilience and the job context is to develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and recovery strategies and solutions, including corporate risk assessments, business impact analyses, and documentation of business continuity and recovery plans and procedures. To plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disruption exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. To act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.

The post holder will be required to be on-call on rotation as Resilience Advisor, as part of the Council emergency response strategic arrangement.

The post holder must have a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and prominent guidance for Business Continuity Management, including the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), Expectations and indicators of Good Practice, Minimum Standards for London, Business Continuity Standards (BS25999/ISO22301) and the BCI’s ‘Good Practice Guidelines’. To be the lead Council practitioner and provide specialist advice during a significant business-disruption incident, ensuring the Council have good business continuation and recovery plans in place. To lead allocated projects to enhance the response and recovery capability and resilience of the Authority. These projects may involve the production and delivery of briefings, workshops, training and/or exercises to groups and/or senior individuals within the Council and borough. To contribute to the development of effective regional and sub-regional arrangements for emergency response.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

Closing date Sunday 29th May 2022

Please view Resilience Advisor Job Description

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council.  With effect from 1st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1464
  • Published: Tue 03/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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