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Emergency Planning Support Officer

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The DBTH Emergency Planning Team is responsible for ensuring that the Trust achieves and maintains compliance with its responsibilities set out in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Health and Social Care Act 2012 and any associated regulations and guidance relating to EPRR, including NHS England and Improvement's annual Core Standards assessment.

The role of Emergency Planning Support Officer is to support the revitalisation of the Emergency Preparedness function across the organisation, and to embed resilience at the Strategic, Tactical and Operational levels.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for day-to-day administration and act as the main point of contact for the team, working with colleagues throughout the Trust on EPRR plans. They will lead on projects and provide training related to major incident and business continuity.

This role works within a fast paced, high profile environment and will provide the right candidate with an excellent development opportunity to gain experience in EPRR both within the Trust and across the wider health and social care system.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with a strong track record of supporting projects, delivering across multiple priorities, working on their own initiative and building relationships with a wide range of colleagues. An interest in emergency planning is key and some experience of major incident response and/or business continuity would be advantageous.

If you are interested in the role and would like an informal discussion prior to application then please contact Jeannette Reay, Emergency Planning Officer on 07557 313547.

About us

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of Yorkshire's leading acute Trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Employing over 6,500 people, every member of staff contributes to patient care, and has a personal stake in our future successes and achievements.

Our vision:

To be the safest Trust in England, outstanding in all that we do.

Our values (WE CARE):
  • We always put the patient first.
  • Everyone counts - we treat each other with courtesy, honest, respect and dignity.
  • Committed to quality and continuously improving patient experience.
  • Always caring and compassionate.
  • Responsible and accountable for our actions - taking pride in our work.
  • Encouraging and valuing our diverse staff and rewarding ability and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will support the Emergency Planning Officer on a daily basis providing administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the EPRR function of the Trust.
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of the Trust statutory obligations under the CCA and ensuring compliance with all relevant Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) guidance relating to the NHS.
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of the Trusts Emergency Preparedness arrangements as set out in the CCA 2004.
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of the Trusts Business Continuity Management arrangements as set out in the CCA 2004.

Person Specification



  • Education to NVQ level 3 in a relevant subject, or significant experience in a relevant field of work
  • Willing to undertake further training as required
  • High level of numeracy and literacy


  • Emergency Planning and/or Business Continuity Certificate (eg Introduction to Civil Protection / Emergency Planning College
  • Working towards, or in possession of, Diploma in Health Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response
  • Attendance of courses at Emergency Planning College / Public Health England Courses relating to EPRR



  • Experience of working in a large organisation
  • Experience of working with a wide range of professionals
  • Experience of managing multiple projects and completing them to strict deadlines
  • Delivery of timely, concise and accurate information


  • Experience of working in the Public Sector / NHS
  • Experience of working within an Acute Hospital Environment
  • Experience of organising workshops and event
  • Experience of working in Emergency Planning/Business Continuity or related field
  • Experience of partnership working across organisations
  • Experience of designing and delivering training sessions

Knowledge & Skills


  • Knowledge and understanding of EPRR legislation and guidance
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk management
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management
  • Understanding of, and ability to maintain, confidentiality at all times
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


  • Good knowledge of governance and compliance processes
  • Meeting support skills

Interpersonal Skills


  • Professional attitude with personal credibility, assertive, self-confident individual able to work at senior levels both internally and externally
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and presentation skills
  • Able to act independently and with confidence when dealing with high level corporate and clinical stakeholders
  • Able to build relationships across organisational boundaries
  • Ability to work as a team member

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