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Emergency Planning Officer OCC481931

Job details


Salary range: £31,895- £34,373 plus on call allowance

Work location: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Kidlington

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 4th July 2022

Interview date: Monday 18th July 2022


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


Previous applicants need not re-apply

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 two new Emergency Planning Officers to join our team.



About the role and you


We have an opportunity for two new Emergency Planning Officers to join our team.


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, Reservoir Act REPPIR, MACR and COMAH.


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 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 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



Application Procedure


To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


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Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


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 these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


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. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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