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Training and Exercise Development and Delivery Officer

 

Civil Contingencies Officer (CCO) Fixed Term

Staffordshire, Fire Service Head Quarters

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Civil Contingencies Officer (CCO) 
£32,798 per annum (Grade 8)
Fixed Term Contract to March 2024 
(extension subject to funding and performance)


Ever thought about a career in Civil Contingencies and Emergency Preparedness?

This is a great opportunity

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our innovative civil contingencies organisation that delivers an excellent service to a wide and varied range of public sector partners.

The Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit (CCU) exists to work for the responders within Staffordshire Resilience Forum. The successful candidate will join an established unit of officers based in Stone, working with councils, NHS Trusts, emergency services and other public sector organisations in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent who work closely together to prepare for emergencies, guided by the Civil Contingencies Act.

We deal with a range of risks including flooding, major fires, loss of electricity, pandemic and while they don’t happen often, we know that we help Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to be better prepared and are there to support organisations deal with the crisis.

The majority of our work is contingency planning and capability development delivered through project management and we are looking for someone who can demonstrate that they can effectively manage a multi-agency project to a successful conclusion. 

The desired candidate will:

• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely to a wide range of audiences and IT literate with advanced application of Microsoft Office applications. A degree or diploma in a relevant Contingency Planning or Emergency planning discipline is desirable.

•  Be able to evidence thorough knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, what it means to the CCU and its stakeholders. 

•  Demonstrate recent experience of forward planning and operational delivery in a contingency planning and/or emergency planning role.

•  Have experience of a structured, controlled method of managing projects with the ability to work under pressure to tight and consistently changing deadlines.

•  Be responsible with a professional attitude, self-motivated and with a pro-active approach to work and able to use own initiative.  Able to multi-task, plan, prioritise and work as a member of a team and sometimes independently.

Please be aware that this job will involve some home working and some work in office locations every week; currently in CCU’s base and partner premises. From time to time, you will also be required to travel to other stakeholder locations in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area.   

The successful candidate when trained will join a 24/7 on-call rota where staff currently provide continuous cover for a set period on a rotation basis. 

You will also be required on occasions to set up and operate the Unit’s Mobile Control Unit and associated equipment for which personal protective equipment (PPE) and training will be provided. You will be the holder of a full UK driving licence and you must provide your own transport for work purposes.  (Essential Car User Allowance will be paid as soon as the successful candidate joins the on-call rota).

For more information on the Civil Contingencies Unit and the job in particular, please visit the website at www.staffordshireprepared.gov.uk or speak to Bethan Morgan on 01785 898608.  Previous candidates unsuccessful at shortlisting need not apply.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 16th October 2022, following shortlisting, interviews will take place soon afterwards. Interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 31st October 2022 at the CCU which is based at Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Headquarters, Pirehill, Stone. 

The successful applicant (subject to reference, security and medical clearance) will then start with the Unit as soon as possible afterwards.

Any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Holly Arterton  HR Officer on 07974 204197

Benefits of working for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service:

  • Enhanced Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Generous Pension scheme
  • Access to Onsite Gyms and Fitness Advisor
  • Free Parking at most sites
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
    Benefits are paid on satisfying the eligibility criteria
  • Occupational Health - On-site fully funded Occupational health centre to support all employees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - An EAP is an online and telephone employee benefit designed to help you deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing.
  • Eye Tests
  • Flexible Working Scheme - Flexible working in operation to allow employees, where possible, to flexible start and finish work meeting both personal and the organisational needs.
  • The Firefighter Charity - “Support the mental, physical and social needs of all serving and retired members of the UK's fire family. Here's everything you need to know” https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Blue Light Card
  • Flamesavers - A credit union offering SFRS personnel loans and saving accounts.
  • Rewards for Rescue

To apply: https://staffordshirepolice.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-6/brand-4/user-99/xf-9fcd5d486a34/wid-1/candidate/so/pm/12/pl/18/opp/1199/apply/en-GB 

 

 Training and Exercise Development and Delivery Officer (TEDDO)

Ad hoc working, at £200 per day 

The Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit (CCU) plays a significant role in supporting the local authorities, NHS Trusts, emergency services and other public sector organisations in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to work closely together to prepare for, respond to and recover from the difficult and complex challenges of major incidents such as the pandemic, flooding, major fires, loss of electricity and a whole host of risks that fortunately don’t happen too often. However, when they do we know that we’ve helped Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to be better prepared and we’re there to support their leaders deal with the crisis.

To support our multi-agency training and exercise programme we are looking for experienced and competent people who can demonstrate that they can effectively design and deliver multi-agency Civil Contingencies training or exercises.

You will also be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The successful candidate will join a cadre of colleagues who will deliver occasional ad hoc work based on organisational needs and individual strengths. We might ask you to design and deliver a particular training package or to prepare, write and deliver a multi-agency emergency preparedness exercise. All tasks will be set against strict time sensitive objectives and will require you to consult and work with civil contingencies professionals from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.  

Some of your working time might be spent at the CCU’s base (Fire and Rescue Headquarters), other partner’s premises or working from home. From time to time, you might be asked to travel to other stakeholder locations in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area using your own transport in order to research and deliver your finished product.  Where you use your own transport for business purposes we will pay a mileage allowance.

If this is for you, please apply by completing the application form (DOWNLOAD) and emailing it to ccu@staffordshirefire.gov.uk as soon as possible.  Please don’t delay, there is no closing date at this time but we will look to interview candidates who demonstrate the necessary skills and experience as they apply. Please be aware that when we have recruited sufficient applicants, we will close the advertisement.  Please include TEDDO Application in the title of the email.

A full job specification is available below

Job Title:  Civil Contingencies Training and Exercise Development and Delivery Officer (TEDDO)   

Location:  Civil Contingencies Unit, Staffordshire Fire Headquarters, Pirehill Stone, Staffordshire

Contract: Independent Contractor - Project work 

Salary: Ad hoc at £200 per day.

Responsible to:  Director of Civil Contingencies through the Principal Civil Contingencies Officer (PCCO).

Hours: Ad hoc based on organisational needs.

Overall Function: To work with the Civil Contingencies Unit (CCU), in the development and/or the delivery of multi-agency projects for training packages and exercise events to enhance the resilience of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent partners in respect of their responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.  Depending upon skills, experience and qualifications, the post holder will work on: 

  1. Exercising.  To develop and deliver multi-agency Civil Contingencies exercises to stakeholders and clients. The post holder will research, develop, prepare and deliver multi-agency exercises within the agreed scope and time frame. He/ she will liaise with CCU staff and stakeholders to devise exercises at operational, tactical and strategic level that conform to the objectives set by Staffordshire Resilience Forum’s exercise schedule
  2. Training.  To develop and deliver multi-agency Civil Contingencies training to stakeholders and clients. The post holder will support the development and delivery of excellent multi-agency training events which are part of the Staffordshire Resilience Forum’s training pathway.   He/ she will liaise with CCU staff and stakeholders to devise and deliver specific and generic content in line with module learning outcomes to ensure consistent and high-quality content in line with the SRF’s requirements.

General responsibilities: In addition to the above the post holder will:

  1.  Ensure effective and timely communication with CCU managers and team members.
  2. Ensuring effective, timely and accurate communication with Stakeholders.
  3. Prepare and update project plan(s) to ensure timely delivery against Key Performance Indicators.
  4. Maintain up to date and accurate training and / or exercise records.
  5. To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade and role as required by the PCCO and/or Director of Civil Contingencies.

Effort and Environment Factors:  The work can take place in an office environment working alongside CCU staff and other Stakeholders or working from home. 

The majority of the work will entail sitting at a computer workstation or desk, or in meetings with colleagues.

Person Specification:

ESSENTIAL

  1. Thorough knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and its supporting guidance, Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) and the UK Concept of Operations (CONOPS), and what they mean to the CCU’s stakeholders.
  2. Thorough knowledge of Staffordshire LRF’s resilience and operating model and experience of responding to local multi-agency emergencies.
  3. To be able to demonstrate recent experience of operational delivery in a response/contingency planning and/or emergency planning role.
  4. Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering credible high quality multi-agency exercises in a contingency planning and/or emergency planning setting.
  5. Demonstrable experience developing and delivering credible high quality training packages.
  6. An understanding of a structured, controlled method of managing projects.
    1. Awareness of budgetary and financial planning.
    2. Educated with a Civil Contingencies or Business Continuity qualification, or able to demonstrate competence and experience in training and exercise development and delivery.  
    3. Demonstrable experience of multi-agency civil contingencies response.
    4. IT literate with demonstrable experience of the application of Microsoft Office Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Excel applications.
    5. Proven experience of delivering high quality presentations with energy and enthusiasm.
    6. Responsible and professional attitude, self-motivated and with a pro-active approach to work and able to use own initiative.  Able to multi-task, plan, prioritise and work as a member of a team and independently.
    7. Proven ability to write clearly and concisely to a wide range of audiences.
    8. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    9. Excellent communication/interpersonal skills.
    10. Ability to work under pressure to tight and constantly changing deadlines.
    11. Current driving licence and car available for Class 1 Business Use.

EMPLOYEES

Ensure individual participation to satisfy minimum requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.  Main responsibilities: -

  1. Actively promote safe working practices with self and others.
  2. Co-operate with employer and others.
  3. Use equipment in accordance with training and instruction.
  4. Inform employer of work situations, which present a serious and immediate danger.
  5. Inform employer of any shortcoming in the arrangements for health and safety.
  6. Not to interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety.

To apply: Download application form