Senior EPRR Officer/Deputy EPRR Manager

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
£28,407 to £42,618 a year Dependant on Qualifications
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To assist and deputise for the Head of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response Planning in the delivery of EPRR within Northumbria Healthcare.

This post falls within the provisions of Agenda for Change Annex 20 - Development of Professional Roles, whereby upon completion of an agreed set of competencies you may move onto the next pay band without the need for an application for a post at a higher level.

If the successful candidate does not have a recognised qualification as per the person specification then they would be appointed as a Band 5 to progress to the Band 6 on completion of the aforementionedcompetencies

Main duties of the job

Maintain awareness of current and future legislation, guidance and industry best practice and how it could impact on the Trust and its approach to Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response.

Support the Head of EPRR in the development of a Trust wide emergency preparedness, resilience and response capability programme which includes strategic, tactical and operational level needs.

Support the Trust's core Emergency Preparedness Board and any additional sub groups as required.

Chair/ lead specialist working sub groups and direct and manage the tasks and actions of those groups.

Develop partnerships/collaborations with external agencies (including category 1 and 2 responders) and contribute to development, review and maintenance of multi-agency plans.

Provide emergency preparedness, resilience and response advice and support to managers and staff.

Identify staff training needs and prepare, support and deliver/facilitate training and practical exercises as part of department, business unit and Trust capability development.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In an emergency situation i.e. major (casualty) incident /incidences, staff strikes, severe weather, Counter Terrorism and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear(CBRN), ensure that the Trusts employees and managers are prepared and able to adapt and respond to situation(s) as they arise by using their experience and initiating Trust plans / protocols to (where possible) minimise disruption to services until the event is over and normal services resumed.

This involves assisting individuals, departments, and business units Trust wide to assess their capabilities to respond to a range of emergency situations and where necessary support them to develop and improve through plan/procedure development, training, simulations and exercises.

Overall responsibility is for managing wards/departments, business units, sites and the Trust in coordinating responses to a range of emergency situations.

To support the smooth running of the department through provision of professional, timely effective and efficient management.

To role compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • The post holder is required to have knowledge of full range of administrative and organisational policies and procedures acquired through training and relevant experience to a degree level or equivalent level of knowledge
  • A recognized qualification in an emergency preparedness or service improvement related field to diploma level or equivalent experience within a public sector organisation.
  • ECDL (or equivalent)


  • Project Management Qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Northumbria House

Units 7-8 Silver Fox Way

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE27 0QJ

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