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GBP £37,413 to £41,466 37413


PO2 - PO3


Neighbourhoods & Housing


Public Realm

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date


This role is based within the Civil Protection Service. This service operates continuously, 24 hours a day throughout the year. The service is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Borough’s Public Space Surveillance system, Emergency Planning & Response functions including Business Continuity and the engineering functions that underpin those activities. The Emergency Planning & Response Team is an important component of the Local Authority, enabling the council to meet its obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 in the context of increasing demands caused by major incidents.

As an Emergency Planning & Response Officer you will work as part of a team reporting to the Emergency Planning & Response Manager to ensure that the Borough meets its statutory obligations and employs the highest standards in doing so. You will be required to work with key partners and the voluntary sector to assist in the development and implementation of the protocols and procedures required to deliver this high quality service, combined with participating in the delivery of seminars, exercises and specific training regimes for the Borough and partners where appropriate. You will also be working with the Borough’s Business Continuity Manager to assist with the delivery of Business Continuity Planning, ensuring that protocols / procedures complement each other.

You will bring with you the ability to work in a pressurised and challenging environment. You will need to have an enthusiastic and positive approach with good organisational and administrative skills, combined with the ability to work to tight deadlines. A full manual car UK driving licence is required for this role.

It would be desirable that you have a good understanding of Civil Contingency Legislation and a relevant qualification in emergency planning, or a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an operational post, and you must have a willingness to partake in the relevant training.

Flexibility is required for this role, as you will be required to participate in the on-call 24/7 duty rota after training and be willing to attend emergencies at short notice; a callout allowance is payable for periods on call.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work.  We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If the opportunity of working here excites you, please apply. 

Please note that at least 3 years of residency within the United Kingdom is essential to assist with police checks that you will be required to undertake as part of this role.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. Supporting statement or CV’s will not be considered.  Please take your time to fully complete your application. 

Closing date: 01 March 2020

Interviews: 13 March 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.