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Emergency Planning Officer OCC41416

Oxfordshire County Council


Job details

Salary range: £31,346 - £33,782
Work location: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Sterling Road
Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Temporary for 1 year
Closing date: Friday 30th October 2020
Interview date: Monday 9th November 2020 via MS Teams

Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check

About us

The Emergency Planning Unit works closely with Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Highways and Social Services within the County Council to identify, plan for and respond to emergencies and to improve community resilience for individuals, businesses and communities based in and travelling through the county. The team also provide emergency planning and business continuity support to Cherwell District Council.

We have an opportunity for a new Emergency Planning Officer to join our team.

About the role

Using your experience of Windows Office & Resilience Direct you will take a role within Oxfordshire County Council's Emergency Planning Unit which develops and writes plans, provides training and exercising and ensures corporate compliance with duties of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Emergency Preparedness, REPPIR, MACR and COMAH.

About you

Excellent communication skills will be essential as you work with partner agencies on joint initiatives to improve resilience within the community and amongst professional partners and contribute to the work of Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum.

You will participate in the Oxfordshire County Council's On- Call rota providing initial point of contact and response in the event of a reported incident and also facilitate post-event learning of internal and external representatives through a debriefing process. The ability to work under pressure and evaluate emergency situations to identify critical requirements is essential.

Rewards and benefits

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Carol Mackay on 07825 781803 or carol.mackay@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Application Procedure

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships.

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

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