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Assistant Emergency Planning Officer

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27 Sep 2021

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Opus Northamptonshire is looking for a highly motivated and capable individual to join the authority as an Assistant Emergency Planning Officer in North Northamptonshire Council. The successful candidate will have understanding of UK civil protection arrangements and be able to assist on the coordination and development of a range of risk-based plans and capabilities.

Lenghts of placement: Initially 7 months

Office based in One Angel Square, NN1 1ED, however, flexible working with some WFH.

The Assistant Emergency Planning Officer will be expected to assist on a variety of preparedness and resilience projects including those in support of ongoing response and recovery efforts in relation to Covid-19.

As part of the Emergency Planning Team you will be working closely with departments across the authority as well as with a wide range of external stakeholders to ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place and that staff are adequately trained to provide a high quality response to emergency and business continuity incidents.

Main Accountabilities:
  • To provide support to the North and West Northamptonshire Councils with emergency planning and business continuity.
  • To assist in the preparation, delivery and implementation of emergency planning and business continuity for the partnership.
  • To assist in ensuring the Council meets their statutory and professional duties for emergency planning and business continuity, including providing support in the event on an incident.
  • To support at events, some weekends and evening meetings.
  1. Qualifications/ Skills required:

    Prince 2 Practitioner.

    Knowledge and demonstrable skills in relation to the research, analysis, interpretation and onward communication of a wide variety of complex information.

    Knowledge and demonstrable skills in Project / Change Management.

    Excellent and demonstrable skills in the use of ICT systems together with the ability to quickly learn and incorporate new systems into methods of working.

    The role requires the ability to maintain composure and skill levels during the very intense periods of work associated with emergency response.
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