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    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 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:


  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.


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.

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