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Emergency Planning Manager

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust as EPRR lead. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading Emergency and Resilience planning across our Trust by developing plans and processes for our strategic and operational response in line with related NHS Emergency planning guidance and by the provision of expert advice to our Executive Team.

The post holder will have direct responsibility for ensuring that our Trust maintains emergency and business continuity plans to fulfil its legal obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and as required in the NHS England EPRR core standards. The post holder will report to the Executive Director of Operations and Transformation and Accountable Emergency Officer and lead on an EPRR team to meet the increased requirements for NHS resilience and the annual EPRR work plan.

Main duties of the job

The role of EPRR manager covers work on business continuity plan development, assessment and testing as well as supporting the Accountable Emergency Officer in other EPRR plan development. The post holder will be required to train staff in aspects of EPRR, business continuity and associated subjects.

The EPRR manager will be expected to work on their own portfolio of work and will deputise for and support the Accountable Emergency Officer both at Trust meetings and at ICB level and wider area meetings.

About us

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Sheffield. We provide specialist inpatient services and some highly specialised services across the city. With strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching, research and development.

There are many benefits of working for SHSC including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (SHSC pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration and clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be required to develop, maintain, and manage effective relationships with a range of stakeholders internally and externally. They will always work within our Trust behaviour framework and make decisions and act in line with Trust values. They will communicate and interact widely within the Trust with managers and staff in all services. They will also be required to communicate with external partners and commissioners regarding EPRR matters and in any emergency.

Additionally, the post holder will develop business continuity processes working with service managers and Implement agreed EPRR policies and plans across the organisation. The post holder will be expected to analyse complex situations involving adverse risk and produce recommendations based on managing and mitigating these risks. Given the nature of the role the post holder will also be expected to provide advice and courses of action while in incident situations.

The role also involves maintaining relationships and working as part of a larger team at the Trust around aspects of EPRR and Business Continuity:
  • Acting as a point of contact and a subject matter expert on EPRR.
  • Developing and maintaining strong and productive working relationships with multi agency partners and EPRR leads across the system.
  • Participating in health economy EPRR forums as agreed with their line manager.

Disseminating information relating to EPRR, including national guidance, and sharing of lessons learnt from internal/external incidents.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Skills


  • oIn-depth knowledge of the principles under-pinning integrated emergency management.
  • oIn-depth knowledge of key legislation and guidance underpinning EPRR functions.
  • oKnowledge of complex organisations and their inter-relationships.
  • oProvide highly specialised advice, concerning the care of identified groups, in response to major incident.
  • oProject Management.
  • oProvide and receive highly complex, highly sensitive or highly contentious information, where developed persuasive motivational, negotiating, training, empathetic or reassurance skills are required.
  • oAbility to analyse a range of complex facts, situations and information.
  • oPlan, organise and deliver a wide variety of specialist training for both clinical and non-clinical staff, adjust protocols as guidance develops.
  • oAbility to concentrate for long periods of time, intensely and with frequent interruptions.


  • oResilience Direct and Strategic Data Collection System (SDCS)

Training & Qualifications


  • oIT skills incorporating Microsoft Office and Excel, to enable the post-holder to provide in-depth situational reports and presentations.
  • oMasters in Emergency Planning, Risk Management, Disaster Management.
  • oAppropriate qualification in business continuity management.
  • oOr, information noted at the first bullet under Experience is accepted as essential for the role.
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • oLevel 3 Award in Education and Training


  • oDiploma in Health Emergency Planning.
  • oMember of appropriate professional body (Emergency Planning Society, BCI).



  • oSubstantial experience in EPRR or significant experience working within a mental health NHS trust.
  • oWorking with partners leading on policy review and implementation.
  • oExperience of working across staff groups and delivering training to the needs of each specialty.
  • oManagement of incident, de-brief and recovery
  • oSuccessful track record of delivery EPRR function.



  • oProfessional and positive attitude.
  • oWillingness to take ownership for the delivery of service to a high standard.
  • oFlexibility in working hours.
  • oBasic level of physical fitness to enable delivery of specialist training.
  • oAs an NHS manager, you are expected to follow the code of conduct for NHS managers (October 2002).

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


Distington House/Centre Court

Atlas Way


S4 7QQ

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