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Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Officer

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
Wellington, United Kingdom £38,890 - £44,503 per annum
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Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Officer

Job Reference: 990-1-EI3367-LN

Employer: Location: Wellington House, London Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an 'home' office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

Do you enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same? Do you have an interest in Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response in the NHS?

The NHS England and NHS Improvement (London) Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response team is looking for one enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable individual to join the team as an Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Officer in the North East North Central London Team. With a remit which extends from responding to major incidents and emergencies to working on portfolio areas and the Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response work programme, this role presents an exciting opportunity to be involved in planning for and responding to some of the biggest issues of the day.

The successful candidate will also be involved in the development of national guidance and policy and work frequently with a range of stakeholders from the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement regions and NHS provider organisations.

Additional duties include being part of the on call rota (remunerated in line with Agenda for Change) with some weekend and out of hours working required, when responding to incidents.

The Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response Officer will be expected to be flexible in working location with some travel between NHS England and NHS Improvement's bases in London, The candidate will be located in London.

It is essential that the candidate has good communication skills, is highly organised and is able to work effectively within a team environment especially under pressure.

Experience of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response, knowledge of the National Health Service and how the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 applies within it are required for this post. Applicants should preferably hold, or be working towards holding a qualification in Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response or a related subject.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Roshan Abdool-Raheem

Job title: Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Manager

Email address: roshan.abdool-raheem@nhs.net

Telephone number: 07917 267 254

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

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