Location Ashford (Kent), Chilton, Fareham, Horsham About the job Summary This role supports the South East Region Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) function and assists implementation of emergency preparedness/response service development. You will use specialist knowledge/project management skills in the development/delivery of emergency preparedness/response strategies for the Region/partner organisations. Support the Health Protection response in the management/co-ordination of public health incidents. Be involved in establishing/maintaining integrated working partnerships with EPRR teams in other Regions/Local Resilience partners from external agencies. Liaise with the Emergency Preparedness Managers/other staff/Staff in other departments (Heads of Departments/Deputy Directors) in the coordination/development/delivery of projects/planning/exercising/Training objectives/milestones. Liaise with organisations/other partner agencies (Local Resilience Forum members, external facility suppliers/providers, contractors, Emergency Services) A vacancy exists for an Emergency Planning Officer working within the South East Region of Public Health England.
You will be involved in the design and implementation of service development within the area of emergency preparedness, resilience and response and contribute to the South East Region responsibilities for emergency planning. You will therefore contribute to the development of emergency preparedness and planning procedures for incidents and emergencies including research and project work specific to current initiatives, threats, risks and issues. In the event of a region or national health protection incident, you will be required to fulfil an operational role. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of EPRR training and exercising for SE Region staff. Responsibilities You will have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience in and a demonstrable knowledge of health emergency planning. You will also be an advanced user of the Microsoft suite of programmes, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Teams.
You will have a good interpersonal skills with the ability to organise and prioritise and be able to demonstrate close attention to detail.
You will protect PHE’s interests/reputation and support clients/stakeholders requirements.
You should be willing to travel in and around the South East Region as necessary, which will require a flexible approach to work hours. Under the current COVID Lockdown restrictions, this travel requirement is waivered.
Please see the attached which includes the person specification, for these details.
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
Given the nature of the work of PHE, as a Category 1 department, you may be required in an emergency, if deemed a necessity, to redeploy to another role at short notice. You may also be required to work at any other location, within reasonable travelling distance of your permanent home address, in line with the provisions set out in your contract of employment Benefits •An environment with flexible working options
•A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks. Selection process details For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please email: [email protected]
If you are external to the Civil Service, you will take up the post on a Fixed Term appointment, if you are an existing Civil Servant, based outside of PHE, you will take up the post as a loan and if you are an existing PHE member of staff, you will take up the post as either a level transfer or a temporary promotion as per PHE’s Pay and Grading policy. If you are an existing Civil Servant, (in PHE or elsewhere) you must have prior agreement from your Line Manager before applying for this post.
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.
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On 18 August 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced plans to establish the National Institute for Health Protection and consult on the best future options for strengthening health improvement and other public health functions in the wider system. Public Health England and many of its employees will be in scope for transition to new organisations in Spring 2021. Any new or current employees working for Public Health England during this time, will receive appropriate communications and consultation prior to any formal transfer taking place. Employees who compulsorily transfer to successor bodies will remain on their existing contractual terms and conditions and this applies both to current employees and those recruited during the transition. The recruitment, growth & development of our workforce is vital for the continuing success of PHE and the future National Institute for Health Protection.Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements This job is broadly open to the following groups: UK nationals nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs nationals of the Republic of Ireland nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals Further information on nationality requirements Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available.
You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Job contact :Name : Sarah GarmanEmail : [email protected]
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Salary £28,588 - £35,612 Grade Higher Executive Officer Contract type Fixed Term Length of employment 18 months Business area Other Type of role Administration / Corporate Support Working pattern Full-time Number of posts 1