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Emergency Planning Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.


Grade H, £26,999 - £32,029 pa

West Berkshire Council


Full Time

37 hours per week • Fixed Term contract for two years.


07/07/2020 at 23:59 PM



Vacancy Description

Please note this is a shared emergency planning service based in West Berkshire.

An exciting opportunity to be part of the Joint Emergency Planning Unit which covers Bracknell Forest, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and West Berkshire Council areas. The team deals with a wide range of challenges by way of risks including REPPIR, COMAH, MACR sites, a number of military locations, rural and urban environments, a number of significant rivers including the River Thames and large scale events including race courses, Berkshire Show and State events. The work is varied, demanding but very rewarding and we have team of people who are enthusiastic to share their knowledge, learn from others and build on their experiences.

As a team we are only 2 years old so it is an ideal time for applicants to get involved and develop the work we do to ensure the Councils are robust in their approach and resilient to respond to any emergency.

The Emergency Planning Officers (EPO) work across all Council areas as a generalist EPO but with some specialist areas of work with opportunities to develop areas of interest. This is a fixed term post for 2 years (funding limited project).

Applicants should have a Degree level qualification or similar and/or a minimum of 2 years relevant experience and have a positive approach to doing things differently and working in an often fast moving and changing situations.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more.nYou will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.

Please contact Carolyn Richardson, Service Manager, on 01635 519105 or Paul Anstey, Head of Public Protection and Culture, on 01635 519837 for an informal chat about this role.

Closing date: 7 July 2020

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

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