Civil Contingencies Officer

  • Fixed contract
  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • January 27, 2022
  • £22,183 to £25,481

Civil Contingencies Officer

Two x 12 month  fixed term/secondment  contracts

If internal and applying on a secondment basis please discuss with your Line Manager first.

Somerset Local Authorities’ Civil Contingencies Unit has two Civil Contingencies Officer posts available.

The five Somerset local authorities work together in partnership to deliver their responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and other supporting legislation.

We are a busy team of resilience professionals. Our usual focus is ensuring that the local authorities are ready to respond to incidents affecting delivery of our critical services and those directly impacting our communities. Our current focus is about response to Covid-19. These fixed term appointments are intended to maintain capacity in the Unit during staffing changes and at a time of increased activity.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

This is an opportunity for individuals with some knowledge or experience of emergency planning or related discipline to build on their experience.

Join us  to support the ongoing response and recovery activities and to deliver or support the delivery of a range of emergency planning and preparedness projects building on the learning from the Covid-19 response.

You will come into contact with professionals from a wide range of specialisms across the Somerset local authorities and our partner agencies, adding value to our core emergency response and recovery capabilities.

A few things about you

You will have knowledge of emergency planning legislation, integrated emergency management and business continuity.  You must be computer literate, with a drive to build on existing good practices.  Previous experience of working in a partnership environment would be an advantage.  Successful candidates will be expected to participate in a 24/7 duty on-call rota, for which payment will be made.  .

For full details please see the Person Specification and Assignment Sheet.


Additional information

Additional information

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English

The salary for this role is £22,183 to £25,481 per annum

For an informal conversation, and to find out more about the role, please contact Lesley Knight, Senior Civil Contingencies Officer (07786 856910) or Paul Stevens, Senior Civil Contingencies Officer (07814 079821).

Interviews will be taking place virtually on Microsoft Teams

Interviews will be on 14-15 February 2022


Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Staff discounts in gyms.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

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Job Overview
  • Salary
    £22,183 to £25,481
  • Job Category
    Public Sector / Local Gov't
  • Disability Confident
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