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EPRR Manager

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £43,742-£50,056
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
12 Months Sec/Fixed Term
Resilience Training Centre, Washington

Salary: �43,742 - �50,056 (Band 7) - with on-call enhancement

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Emergency Preparedness Resilience & Response (EPRR) arrangements of the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The role must manage & ensure that NEAS Major Incident Plans are compatible with other Health & Emergency Service Plans to meet the statutory requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

The role will manage & assess risks associated with public events within the region which impact upon the Trusts operational area, formulating robust risk assessments to form a medical perspective on levels of medical/clinical support in conjunction with Local Authorities & other key stakeholders through Safety Advisory Group processes.

The role will involve supporting the ongoing Enhanced SORT capability by delivering training sessions to multi-agency partners of specialist topics such as MTA, CBRN and JESIP.

Managing the Trusts' capacity & preparedness to deal with a range of High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) as well as to manage, prepare & propose updates to Trust plans to ensure NEAS remains compliant with relevant legislation, EPRR best practice & contractual standard.

If you have any enquiries please contact Donna Hay, Deputy Head of EPRR.

Main duties of the job

  • To prepare and deliver Emergency plans for North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
  • Support the development of the Trust Major Incident Plan ensuring it is compatible with other health and Emergency service plans and meets the statutory requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004
  • To manage, plan and co-ordinate multi-agency exercises to enable the Trust to test its emergency plans and associated procedures
  • Ensure readiness of all the Trust specialist incident support equipment
  • To deliver Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) or Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) incident training
  • Represent the Trust at EPRR multi-agency LRF meetings including risk management and tactical business group
  • Participate in the Resilience Team on-call rota to provide specialist support and advice to incident commanders in the event of major or specialist incidents
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and manage that relationship to ensure the effective deployment of operational resources
  • Manage with resilience staffing & resource issues (Special Operations Response Teams (SORT)) including their management, recruitment, performance and development.

About us

We employ 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees over 3230 square miles.

Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!

Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.

We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.

We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.

Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of safe, effective and responsive care for all.

We value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks. We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for a full list of duties and responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification

Education,Qualifications and Training


  • EPRR Qualification or equivalent specialist qualification/or experience ? Trainer qualification or equivalent


  • Registered Healthcare Professional in the NHS ? Educated to Degree Level ? Emergency driving qualification ? Business Continuity Management Experience ? Experience of CBRN Working ? PRINCE2 project management ? NHS Management Qualification ? NILO Qualified ? Radiation Protection Supervisor

Key Skills,Knowledge and Aptitude


  • Demonstrable highly developed specialist knowledge of Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) (2004) and how it is delivered at a local level. ? Demonstrate a highly developed specialist knowledge of the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles. ? Demonstrable highly developed specialist knowledge of NHS and how this relates to resilience and the delivery of the CCA at a local and regional level.
  • Demonstrable evidence of previous partnership working with ambulance services and external agencies with a proven track record. ? Demonstrable evidence of previous work at a tactical level in the area of emergency planning/business within the NHS or public sector ? Comprehensive working knowledge of NHS major incident/business continuity plans & procedures


  • Extensive knowledge of a wide range of partner agencies' roles and responsibilities. ? Previous experiences of large or major incidents ? Comprehensive Indepth specialist knowledge of issues such as Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear (CBRN), infectious diseases etc Deliberate release delivery systems, Signs, symptoms, prophylaxis, treatments, responses, Command and control structures, Post/decontamination issues
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of Incident Command in conventional and CBRNE at Operational and Tactical level. ? Extensive specialist knowledge in current risks and threats



  • Experience of delivering clear, succinct plans and of reviewing and evaluating the plans of others across the organisation to create an operational framework. ? Experience in managing significant projects across the organisation ? Experience in design and delivery of training and educational programmes. within the multi-agency arena


  • Experience of Tactical Advisor duties. ? Highly developed specialist knowledge of Incident Command in conventional and CBRNE at Operational and Tactical level.

Disposition/Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work to deadlines. o Able to engage with a wide range of partner agencies. o Evidence of excellent communication skills including o Persuasion Skills o Negotiation Skills o Motivational Skills o Empathetic o Reassurance Skills o Demonstrable evidence of competency in training skills o Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritise objectives o Excellent organisational skills. o Able to work unsupervised o Excellent ability to work within a team o High degree of professionalism. o Demonstrate credibility in influencing senior management and other organisations to fulfil organisational and legal requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


Resilience Training Centre

15 Walton Road


NE39 8QE

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