Emergency Planning Manager

Highways England
South Godstone
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It's an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

The role
We currently have an opportunity for an Emergency Planning Manager to be based in the Godstone office on a permanent basis. We are looking for a candidate with highly developed planning skills and experience of managing people who can lead regional emergency management planning and ensure compliance with regulations.

Day to day

  • Lead the development of and maintain integrated regional emergency plans, ensuring they reflect intelligence, legislative change and best practice, engaging across all directorates and service providers ensuring statutory duties are met regarding the Civil Contingencies Act 2004
  • Analyse regional response and recovery requirements, facilitating debriefs, escalating risks and issues impacting delivery, and using information to define and maintain efficient emergency plans
  • Identify training needs, facilitate briefings on emergency arrangements and use learning to validate emergency plans, providing advice and consultancy where required
  • Attend events related to emergency planning and provide information to Local Resilience Forums, partners and stakeholders
  • Manage and supervise a team of Emergency Planning staff, also ensuring accurate bidding, allocation and spend of annual regional emergency planning team budget
  • Develop and maintain internal and external relationships to work in a collaborative manner exercising flexibility around working hours to accommodate those relationships
  • Manage Network Resilience funding, identifying proposed schemes, liaising with service providers to develop opportunities, prioritising funding aligned to risk
  • Provide reassurance to the Regional Divisional Director and senior leadership team on matters relating to incidents, threat and risk to the Region.
  • Embrace the Highways England Crisis Management Manual, facilitate briefings, oversee implementation and adherence, provide tactical and strategic support to command teams.

About you

  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Ability to evidence highly developed planning skills
  • In depth knowledge and experience of application in Incident Management and Emergency or Contingency Planning
  • In depth knowledge and experience of application of legislation, intelligence, and information impacting emergency planning
  • Strong collaborator, to gain the involvement and engagement of a wide range of senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communicator, to clarify and ensure understanding of project strategies and solutions
  • Strong analytical skills, to develop, analyse and provide commentary on project plans and performance
  • Flexible approach to ensure continuous provision of service

So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.

You're also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport.
We're expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible

Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.
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