Emergency Planning & Response Officer
PO1 - £34,938 - £35,772 per annum
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections which, combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. The challenge for Hackney is to make sure that the borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
This role is based within the Civil Protection Service. This service operates continuously, 24 hours a day throughout the year. The service is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Borough’s Public Space Surveillance system, Emergency Planning & Response functions including Business Continuity and the engineering functions that underpin those activities. The Emergency Planning & Response Team is an important component of the Local Authority, enabling the council to meet its obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 in the context of increasing demands caused by major incidents.
As an Emergency Planning & Response Officer you will work as part of a team reporting to the Emergency Planning & Response Manager to ensure that the Borough meets its statutory obligations and employs the highest standards in doing so. You will be required to work with key partners and the voluntary sector to assist in the development and implementation of the protocols and procedures required to deliver this high quality service, combined with participating in the delivery of seminars, exercises and specific training regimes for the Borough and partners where appropriate. You will also be working with the Borough’s Business Continuity Manager to assist with the delivery of Business Continuity Planning, ensuring that protocols / procedures complement each other.
You will bring with you the ability to work in a pressurised and challenging environment. You will need to have an enthusiastic and positive approach with good organisational and administrative skills, combined with the ability to work to tight deadlines. A full manual car driving licence are required for this role.
It would be desirable that you have a good understanding of Civil Contingency Legislation and a relevant qualification in emergency planning, or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an operational post, and you must have a willingness to partake in the relevant training.
Flexibility is required for this role, as you will be required to participate in the on-call 24/7 duty rota after training and be willing to attend emergencies at short notice; a callout allowance is payable for periods on call.
Please note that at least 3 years of residency within the United Kingdom is essential to assist with police checks that you will be required to undertake as part of this role.
For further details on the role, please refer to the job description and person specification. It is essential that your supporting statement, address how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the person specification.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/
Closing date: 18 September 2018 @ 22:59hrs
We are passionate about equal opportunities, welcoming a diversity of talent and those interested in flexible working.