MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
To assist the Corporate Health and Safety Manager by Developing, promoting, implementing and reviewing Council's Emergency Planning and Business Continuity arrangements as laid down in the civil contingencies framework, specifically including the authorship, maintenance and development of the range of policies and plans associated with Emergency and Business Continuity planning, response and recovery.
The officer will also provide assistance in the development, promotion, implementation and review of the Health, Safety and Well Being Procedures and Plans, and assist services to fulfil their duties by providing health and safety advice and guidance where required.
To develop, implement, promote and review Council's Emergency Plans, including the Business Continuity and Recovery Plan, following the principles of integrated emergency management (IEM). To further develop the generic Emergency Plan, incorporating plans for specific emergency situations e.g. flooding.
Assist the Corporate Health and Safety Manager by making recommendations to support the Chief Executive, CLT and SMT in ensuring that the Council is fully prepared to respond to emergency situations and/or business disruption through the preparation of written updates and reports.
Source and provide staff training at all levels on an ongoing basis to ensure that all involved are fully trained in and aware of any changes to the Emergency Plans and Business Continuity Plans and their operation.
Organise, document and appraise regular test exercises for the Council's Emergency Planning and Business Continuity arrangements working with internal and external stakeholders (including multi agency tests) ensuring agreed changes are incorporated into revised plans.
To represent the Council on external training/test exercises as required and to assist Council in developing good working relationships and partnerships with key agencies and bodies to enhance local and regional emergency planning arrangements.
To develop, maintain and coordinate systems and resources in order to ensure a rapid response by the Council to emergency situations, working closely across Council with employees to ensure a coordinated response.
Ensure regular appropriate communications are drafted for all services, media and members, to warn and inform of possible threats including but not limited to weather warnings. Prepare for conference calls with affected services to allow for decisions to be made on continuation of service and public safety.
To assist the Corporate Health and Safety Manager in the development, implementation, promotion, monitoring, evaluation, enforcement and review of Council's Health, Safety and Well-being policies, procedures and plans.
Assist services with risk assessments as requested, both General Risk Assessments and specific e.g. COSHH
Develop and Deliver Health and Safety related training, including induction of new employees.
Third level qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. risk management or health and safety related subject area
NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health OR Possess at least 3 years' experience as outlined below.
A minimum of 2 years' experience in an Emergency Planning/Disaster Management/Risk or Health & Safety Management area to include experience of:
Communicating effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders,
Building relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve business objectives.
Ability to organise and prioritise workload with close attention to detail.
ESSENTIAL KEY SKILLS;
Competent in the use of Windows and Microsoft packages, to include Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a small specialist team
Access to a form of transport that enables the postholder to fulfil the requirements of the post.