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Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Officer

Location: UK, Harrogate
Organization: Harrogate Borough Council
Post Number: CP06
SO1 Salary: £25,951 - £27,668
37 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Harrogate Borough Council Emergency Planning & Business Continuity Team.  The team provides effective response to major incidents, such as flooding, severe weather events, industrial accidents or terrorist action.  We work closely with the emergency services, neighbouring local authorities, utility companies, the voluntary sector and government departments.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who is able to work effectively under pressure with minimal supervision and meet agreed targets.  You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with people at senior levels and present views positively.

The successful person will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of business continuity and emergency plans as well as supporting training delivery. You will be required to respond during emergencies and will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to work with partners in a variety of challenging environments. During a major incident you may be called upon to represent Harrogate Borough Council at the tactical or operational levels, providing advice and assistance to senior managers.  As you will have access to secure systems you will need a Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland, for which the Council will issue the application form and pay the fee.

Good knowledge and/or experience of emergency planning, business continuity and information technology are a requirement of this post. Knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, the role of local government and the emergency services is required.

Some travel will be expected within the Harrogate area as well as within North Yorkshire.

For more information please contact Ian Speirs, Tel: +44 1423 500600 Extension 56014.

Closing date for Applications:  4 February 2018
Date of Interviews: 12 February 2018

To apply, click here. Please call 01423 500600 and ask for the HR Support Team if you need further assistance.

To read the full Job Description click here.

Please note Harrogate Borough Council require applicants to complete the council’s application form and will not accept CV’s.

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