Emergency Planning & Business Continuity Officer

Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Officer - this post supports Lincolnshire County Council in meeting the obligations set out in the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and to comply with other statutory emergency planning responsibilities.

Base - County Emergency Centre, South Park Ave, Lincoln, LN5 8EL

Salary - £27,095


Director Area
Fire, Rescue and Public Protection
Job Location(s)
Service Area
Fire and Rescue
G8: 27,905 - 31,371
Job Category
Fire and Rescue
Driving licence mandatory
Team Name
Emergency Planning and Business Continuity
Job Type
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Interview Date
Closing Date
Ref No

The main duties and responsibilities of this post are contained in the Civil Contingencies Act and Regulations. These include providing an operational lead to local authority Chief Executives and voluntary organisations and groups before, during and after major emergencies to enable effective implementation of plans.  Preparation and conducting presentations and training sessions to internal and external client groups as required; development and maintenance of productive working relationships with client groups and other stakeholders.

The production of plans, guidance manuals and aide-memoirs; development of emergency planning knowledge, business continuity and risk management legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines; attendance at a range of courses designed to deliver the required knowledge; preparation of statutory emergency plans required for specific hazards, such as major accident hazards pipelines.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work on their own initiative and be able to prioritise workload and deal effectively with last minute and urgent work items.  They should be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills.  They should be able to work effectively as part of a team and exercise discretion and diplomacy.  The ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure is also essential.

They must be computer literate and demonstrate good literacy and numeracy skills; they will also possess a full UK driving licence.  The ability to interact with senior personnel from internal, partner and external organisations is extremely important as is the ability to handle confidential data in accordance with GDPR legislation.

Previous experience in an emergency planning and / or business continuity role, knowledge of LCC structure and services, Full membership of the Emergency Planning Society or a Diploma in Emergency Planning would be an advantage.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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