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Emergency Planning Officer

North Hertfordshire is a large rural district with approximately 125,000 residents with four historic towns, Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth Garden City. The Council has a clear vision: to make North Hertfordshire a district in which everyone who lives, works or visits is able to flourish.

As a very experienced EPO, you will lead and shape Emergency Planning and Business Continuity for North Herts council.

You will ensure that the Council is well prepared to respond to any identified risk and is able to play it’s part by fulfilling it’s obligations, fully integrating with other responders, developing existing partnerships and forging new ones.

You will be responsible for all aspects of NHDC Emergency Planning and Business Continuity arrangements, (including training and testing) leading compliance within

all NHDC Services.

You will have substantial experience of service provision and proven experience of dealing with operational Emergency Planning issues. You will be expected to occasionally work out of usual hours.

Please note, the successful applicant for the above post will be background checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We can offer - Local Government Pension Scheme (18% employer contribution)
- Generous annual leave, including Christmas close down period
- Occupational sick pay
- Free car parking
- Discounts, including 50% off gym membership
- Flexible working options including flexi scheme and home-working

We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance and ensuring all members of our team feel that they are making a difference to the local community and are valued by our organisation.

Salary Range: 
Starting from £36,480.00 to £42,924.00 per annum pro rata (part time 15 hours per week, plus occasional additional days by mutual agreement)
Closing Date: 
Friday, 2 July 2021 - 12:00pm
Interviews to be held on: 
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Reference Number: 
Further Info: 

If you are interested in this position, you can find out more details by looking at the attached documents at the bottom of this page.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Brian Simmonds, Emergency Planning officer on 07703 459 349

How to apply: 

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

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If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on Completing the Application Form:

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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