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Emergency Resilience Coordinator

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS10686
  • Closing date: 22nd September 2019
  • Contract type: Fixed Term / Secondment
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £27,412 - £28,919
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We are recruiting for a motivated and credible Emergency Resilience Coordinator to join our Quality, Standards and Performance Unit, with a specific focus on Adult Social Care.

We are a friendly and supportive team who all share a desire to achieve great results for our service users. We’d love you to come and join us.

On 01 November 2018, it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire will become a single unitary authority in April 2020.  Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future.  Therefore, the five councils have agreed to restrict applications to this position to current employees of the five councils for an initial 2-week period. External candidates are welcome to submit their application at any point; however, if a current employee applies during this initial period, their application will be assessed prior to the council considering applications from external candidates.

About Us

Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.

Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.

About the role

The new Emergency Resilience Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of Business Continuity preparation, planning and review are up-to-date across the Communities, Health and Adult Social Care (CHASC) service area, with a particular focus on Adult Social Care.

In your role, you will be expected to provide assurance that the service area is resilient and able to respond in the event of an emergency.

Key accountabilities include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Liaising with stakeholders across CHASC to bolster safety development plans and reports;
  • Advising and supporting CHASC, as well as a range of agencies, to ensure that they can function suitably well in the event of an emergency;
  • Facilitating the completion of risk assessments for emergency planning purposes;
  • Analysing and contingency planning for potential risks, such as outbreaks of disease, technical failures and severe weather conditions;
  • Acting support officer, on call for emergency response;
  • Preparing and conducting safety exercises;
  • Supporting the recovery of local communities to their pre-incident state;
  • Raising awareness of public safety issues by developing information and presenting at events/conferences; 
  • Developing new policies and procedures in response to government legislation.

Please see the attached job description for further information.

About you

The successful applicant will embody Bucks County Council's core values, model the Adult Social Care team's principle behaviours, and convey the passion and motivation required to expertly support people in Buckinghamshire.

We expect you to have the following knowledge, experience and skill set:

  • Proven experience of leading a Business Continuity function on behalf of a large public sector organisation
  • Experience of producing Business Continuity and Emergency Plans, and implementing these plans in practice
  • Experience of developing Crisis Response Function
  • Budget and resource management
  • Expert knowledge of associated emergency management and health and safety legislation, policies and practices, and experience developing these within the workplace
  • Knowledge of social care operations and wider sector influences
  • Project management skills and expertise.

Please see the person specification for further information.

Other Information

Access to/use of a vehicle is an essential requirement.

Ability to travel to a number of diverse locations across the county within the working day.

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the sensitive nature of the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake a criminal record check as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please contact Jennifer McAteer (Service Director, Adult Social Care - Quality, Standards and Performance): mebaker@buckscc.gov.uk

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.

Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future.

Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the business unit

The Quality, Standards and Performance Unit was established in March 2018 following a senior management review of the Business Unit. The provision of quality services to the people of Buckinghamshire is central to what we do. The introduction of a new service area within CHASC enables us to focus on the areas of practice that make a direct and positive impact to the quality of people’s lives.

This demonstrates the Council’s commitment to ensuring that quality assurance and safeguarding is at the heart of social care practice and that an ongoing culture of improvement and development provides us with a foundation for delivering excellence in Buckinghamshire.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people.

We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%.

We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

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