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Head of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Prestwich, Manchester
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the Trust complies with all relevant Emergency Preparedness, Resilience, and Response (EPRR) as set out in the NHS England EPRR framework.

Develop and deliver the organisations EPRR and Business Continuity plans and procedures. Improve standards and provide leadership.

The post holder will also be responsible for the representation of the trust in the Greater Manchester Health Economy EPRR planning groups and for supporting the workstreams arising from those.

Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for ensuring that Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust is compliant with the statutory obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and its associated regulations.
  • Lead on planning and training and exercising work associated with
    • Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)
    • Business continuity
    • System resilience


About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary/Purpose

To Provide leadership in the trust fulfilling the requirements of the emergency planning standards and the civil contingencies act (CCA) 2004, ensuring the adequacy and appropriateness of local emergency plans, preparedness, and business continuity planning arrangements. The Civil Contingencies act and accompanying non-legislative measures contain highly complex and sensitive information that will require the post holder to interpret the act (including present and future regulations) in a local context and devise and co-ordinate strategies, policies, and procedures for the trust.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the trust complies with all relevant emergency preparedness, resilience, and response (ERPP) as set out in the NHS England EPRR framework.

Develop and deliver the organisations emergency preparedness, resilience and business continuity plans and procedures. Improve standards and provide leadership.

The post holder will also be responsible for the representation of the trust in the GM Health Economy EPRR planning groups and for supporting the workstreams arising from those.
Main Duties & Responsibilities Duty/Responsibility
On behalf of the Chief Operating Officer, the post holder will

Be responsible for ensuring that Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust is compliant with the statutory obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and its associated regulations.

Lead on planning and training and exercising work associated with

Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)

Business continuity

System resilience

Represent the Trust in a broad multi-agency environment and manage relevant multi-agency project and workstreams, Liaising with GMMH clinical and corporate services, commissioners and other Health Care Providers and multi-agency partners ensuring that GMMH is fully involved in/and supportive of health economy resilience planning and response.

GMMHs interests are fully represented and advanced.

Strong communications are maintained between GMMH and its stakeholders.

Lead on the development and coordination of all aspects of major incident and emergency planning for the trust and its managed and contracted services. The post holder will also facilitate and support the trusts response to major incidents and emergencies as appropriate, acting as a specialist knowledge resource in all aspects of emergency planning offering detailed advice across the trust and external partner organisations.

Manage EPRR corporate processes to provide assurance to the Board that is complies with relevant legislation and guidance as identified by the NHS Core standards for EPRR.

Research and develop programmes to contribute to the advancement of emergency planning and a health context and act as a source of expertise and professional point of contact on Emergency Planning and Business continuity for the whole organisation.

Develop and maintain appropriate systems, processes, and policies so that the Trust is fit for purpose relating to the emergency planning and Business continuity.

Plan and organise a broad range of complex activities that will test current emergency plans, policies and procedures and lead on communication of these throughout the trust. The post holder will also be responsible for the management of training for all levels of staff including senior management and front-line clinicians across the organisation to ensure that the Trust meets all the requirements as set out in current guidance and legislation.

Work with key managers to develop, produce and update business continuity plans materials and documentation e.g. plans, emergency response procedures, call lists, action cards

Ensure that there are suitable arrangements in place for the trust to quickly establish a command and control room (major incident room) as needed, and this is embedded into local localities as required.

Work closely with clinical and corporate services to ensure plans, policies, action cards, training and supporting infrastructures and exercised to enable the trust to effectively respond to the following

- An internal or external major incident

- Flood

- Heat wave

- Extreme weather conditions

- Pandemic/ flu

- Lock down

- Site specific service, geographical hotspot or trust wide business continuity risks or incidents.

Lead responsibility for developing and co-ordinating the training of key trust staff and those of our contracted services with regard to major incidents and emergency planning and response.

Lead and coordinate the development, monitoring and updating of Business impact assessments (BIA) / Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) across the trust.

Develop and contribute to professional relationships within the Organisation, with commissioners and NHS funded organisations and Multi-agency partners that facilitate the continual development of EPRR arrangements e.g. local resilience forums.

Ensure appropriate representation at local health resilience partnerships (LHRP), Local resilience and there associated sub-groups and workstreams.

Ensure that the trust major incident plan contains effective mechanisms to facilitate joint working within the relevant local NHS economies and provide an effective NHS response to any Major incident or business continuity risk affecting the trust.

Ensure that the plans are compatible with those of the emergency services, local council and other partner agencies.

Identify national, regional and local policy changes and developments which impact the trust, both direct and indirect, and translate these into operational practice as required.

Ensure that the major incident plan and all associated plans are regularly updated confirmation that the changes are disseminated, tested and organisational preparedness maintained.

Work closely with estates, IT and Human Resources, switchboard, and communications team to ensure that all communications systems and equipment needed for emergency response is checked regularly, tested and fit for purpose.

Work closely with the communications team members to ensure that all internal and external communication in relation to emergency planning and business continuity is effectively managed and understood by the target audiences.

Plan and implement desktop scenarios to test local emergency plans at least annually and ensure the lessons learned from the desk top scenario are incorporated into the relevant planning arrangements.

Liaise with Directors and Care Group Leadership Teams and other senior managers in the trust to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities in coordination and delivery of NHS services in a major / critical incident.

Assist with crisis management in the event of a business interruption.

Undertake personal development training in order to enhance skills/expertise and keep up to date with the national guidance and best practice.

Support the directors and senior management in the identification, mitigation, and management of EPR risk including preparedness to respond to major and critical incidents and business continuity risks affecting the trust.

Develop and implement a review and governance framework for the revision and updating of the trust emergency plans identifying and enlisting staff from across all divisions with clear lines of accountability.

Lead responsibility for ensuring that all communications during an exercise are retained and analysed, for preparing reports are appropriate, for arranging debriefs and review sessions as appropriate and for submission to legal entities if required.

Training and education co-ordination.

Develop, manage, and coordinate delivery of a rolling three-year test and exercise schedule (including regular communication tests and control centre establishment tests) to develop major incident and emergency response to management skills and awareness across the organisation, ensure staff at all levels and in all sites and services, take all available opportunities to test their response capacity and to identify learning and improvements needed in response plans.

Undertake the identification of training needs and delivery of appropriate training programmes to ensure that GMMH staff understand and are competent to perform their major incident and emergency planning responsibilities.

Ensure that the appropriate emergency planning training is made available to relevant staff of the trust and co-ordinate the involvement of these staff in their emergency planning and responses roles.

Be an educational resource in relation to emergency planning and business continuity for induction and update the training programmes to assist in ensuring these reflect the needs of the organisation.

Design and deliver training programmes to meet the needs of clinical and non-clinical staff in delivering national standards and targets.

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Excellent pension

Cycle to work scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Wellbeing programme

Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Shortlisting criteria

Essential

  • Educated to Masters level
  • Health emergency Planning diploma or equivalent
  • Training qualification or equivalent vocational experience.


Desirable

  • Demonstrate understanding of NHS emergency planning frameworks and requirements.
  • Good knowledge of governance and compliance processes
  • Able to plan, organise and delivery trust-wide projects and training.


shortlisting criteria

Essential

  • Educated to Masters level


Desirable

  • Demonstrate understanding of NHS emergency planning frameworks and requirements.


Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

GMMH HQ, The Curve

Bury New Road

Prestwich, Manchester

M25 3BL



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