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Senior Emergency Planning Officer

London Borough of Havering
£33,782 - £37,890 pa
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/07/2021 at 23:55
London Borough of Havering

£33,782 - £37,890 pa | Permanent | Havering/ Remote| Closing Date - 25.07.21

Senior Emergency Planning Officer – Job Profile

About us

Havering has a bright future ahead! As one of London’s largest boroughs, Havering boasts attractive open spaces, fantastic schools and a thriving local economy. Underpinned by a strong corporate agenda, we’re focused on making Havering an even better place to live and work – delivering better outcomes for all.

The vision for Havering as a place to live and work is summed up by our Mission Statement: Cleaner, Safer, Prouder - Together. This reflects how our priorities align with the things that matter most to our residents, and recognises the importance of working collaboratively with the community to achieve these aims.

Our vision sets out the Council’s ambitions for the Borough, focusing on four fundamentals which are all linked around economic growth, investment in infrastructure, improving our neighbourhoods and helping people achieve. The vision is about embracing the best of what Havering has to offer, focusing on: Communities, Places, Opportunities and Connections.

We are a service that prides itself on innovative working, providing our workforce with the tools, support and the space to do their best work. We look to deliver systemic support with lasting effects – achieving sustainable positive outcomes. This is done in partnership with our colleagues, partners and residents, through ongoing conversations, working collaboratively to ensure outcomes work for all.

About the role

We’re currently recruiting for a Senior Emergency Planning Officer, to work within our Corporate and Community Resilience (CCR) Team. The team works collaboratively to ensure preparedness and response arrangements are in place for the Council.

Working with a talented team of individuals, the Senior EPO will work across the full range of Emergency Planning and Business Continuity disciplines including risk assessments, planning, training, response and recovery as well as undertaking duties to support the Corporate and Community Resilience Manager.

This is a rewarding role, where you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders, including the emergency services to help deliver the local authorities responsibilities under the Civil Contingency (Act 2004). The position plays a crucial role in the ongoing improvement to build community resilience within the borough and continue to help relieve the impacts of major incidents on Havering and its residents.

About you

To succeed within this role, you will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with our partners and stakeholder’s. An understanding of Emergency Planning and the Civil Contingency Act would be vital. You will also have the ability to act and make decisions under pressure in fast paced environments. The successful candidate will be a strong team player with experience of organising and facilitating meetings, exercises, training and providing support to the wider Communities Team.

A key part of this role will be to establish effective and long-standing relationships with various stakeholders, most importantly our local residents and partners. As a result you will have a good understanding of the local area its challenges, in addition to displaying exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

However, these aren’t the only skills we’re looking for. For more information, click here to view the Job Profile.

Next steps

  • Closing date – 25.07.21
  • Shortlist – w.c 26.07.21
  • Interviews – 04.08.21
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