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Emergency Planning Officer

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£50,952 to £57,349 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting an Emergency Planning Officer to undertake, on behalf of the Accountable Emergency Officer (AEO) the development and implementation of all arrangements relating to the organisation's preparedness for, and resilience to, significant incidents and emergencies as defined in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (the CCA).

This includes business continuity and other resilience planning arrangements such as surge capacity planning. The post holder will also be responsible for the representation of the organisation in the health economy Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response (EPRR) planning groups and for supporting the work streams arising from those. Act as specialist advisor in EPRR to the organisation.
  • Support Care Groups and Departments in local development and delivery of plans.
  • Ensure appropriate representation at local health resilience partnerships (LHRPs), local resilience fora (LRFs) and their associated sub-groups and work streams.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage the recurrent budget for EPRR and the non-recurrent budget allocation to support the EPRR process.
  • Ensure that the organisation meets its statutory obligations under the CCA and complies with all relevant EPRR guidance for the NHS, including non-statutory guidance that accompanies the CCA and also for business continuity and resilience preparedness.
  • Develop and deliver the organisation's emergency preparedness and resilience function, improve standards of such preparedness across the organisation and provide leadership on specialist emergency preparedness and resilience issues.
  • Ensure that EPRR corporate responsibilities are met and provide assurance to the organisation's Board that it complies with relevant legislation and guidance (as summarised by the NHS England core standards for EPRR).
  • Developing and contributing to professional relationships within the organisation, with other commissioners and NHS funded organisations and multi-agency partners that facilitate the continual development of EPRR arrangements.
  • Lead the development and implementation of EPRR delivery plan

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belong and Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • A minimum of two years' experience in Emergency Planning and Business Continuity
  • Substantial management experience in a complex organisation
  • Experience of developing and delivering training to a wide range of people
  • Expert in the concept and application of emergency planning, business continuity, crisis management, risk management
  • Knowledge of legislation and codes of practice relating to EPRR including Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and 2012 Enhancements
  • Knowledge of legislation and codes of practice relating to EPRR including NHS England Framework for EPRR 2015
  • Current version of the National Core Standards for EPRR and the ability to peer review the Trusts performance against the standards
  • Other relevant legislation and guidance as determined by NHS England


  • Has worked at an equivalent level elsewhere



  • Educated to first degree level or equivalent relevant experience and knowledge
  • Expert knowledge of Emergency Planning & Business Continuity legislation and Organisational policies and procedures as evidenced by Emergency Planning related qualification or equivalent relevant experience
  • Has or is working towards Diploma in Health Emergency Planning


  • Diploma in Health Emergency Planning
  • Has a willingness to become a member of, or is a member of, the Emergency Planning Society and the Business Continuity Institute

Personal Attributes & Skills


  • Ability to influence and negotiate at a senior level and to communicate contentious information with confidence to an audience that might not always be receptive
  • Ability to facilitate decision making groups and to influence decision making
  • Act and be perceived as an expert in the field of EPRR
  • Keyboard skills, including intermediate to advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise large volumes of work with frequently changing priorities and work systematically towards deadlines

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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