Strategic Exercise Consultant (sector specific roles) Casual hours

Salary circa £400 per day

Would you like to support an innovative civil contingencies organisation delivering strategic resilience exercises to public sector responders?

The Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit (CCU), based at Stafford Fire Station supports organisations across Staffordshire in preparing for, and responding to Emergencies as defined under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.  In addition, we deliver a range of training and exercise functions, all of which are focussed upon promoting skills and knowledge within emergency response setting.

This is a unique opportunity for senior managers / executives from key public sector agencies to support our strategic exercise programme.  In particular, we are interested in recruiting from Police, Ambulance, Local Authority, Environment Agency and NHS sectors to form an exercise team.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate experience of representing their sector at a strategic level in emergencies and exercises.  A record of participating in the multi-agency response to emergencies and working within a Strategic Coordinating Group is a must, as well as an understanding of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

The successful candidate will also be able to provide sector-specific input to scenarios, adapting and responding to events within an exercise. It is anticipated this will be up to 6 days/times a year.

For more information on this role, refer to the Job Description, if you have any specific queries relating to this vacancy please speak to Peter Taylor on 01785 898615.   Further details regarding the Civil Contingencies Unit can be found on this website (  All enquiries regarding the recruitment process should be directed to Julie Ann Edwards – Recruitment Advisor on 01785 898749.

Applications should be made via this: Application form once completed this should be emailed to

Recruitment for these posts is open now. 

Shortlisting will take place on a quarterly basis at the beginning of September, December, March and June each year with interviews held in Stafford following successful shortlisting.