**Subject to confirmation of Agenda for Change job evaluation**
The Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Team is responsible for ensuring the Trust achieves and maintains compliance
with its responsibilities set out in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Health and Social Care Act 2012 and any associated regulations and guidance
relating to emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR), including NHS England’s core standards for EPRR.
An opportunity has arisen to join the team as a EPRR Officer. The post-holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the Trust’s EPRR work programme which encompasses all elements of the Emergency Planning Cycle; assessing risk, developing and maintaining plans, testing and validating plans and training and exercising key staff.
Applicants will have a keen interest in EPRR and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise their
workload and meet demanding deadlines. As an EPRR Officer, you will be flexible, resilient and have the ability to build strong working rapports.
The post-holder will be passionate and enthusiastic to develop their skills and knowledge in the field and work as a team to continuously develop
working practices. The post-holder will work within a team which has a wide range of expertise along with a culture of sharing and learning.
The post-holder will be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, but there will be a requirement to work from other sites.
Main duties of the job
The postholder is expected to act autonomously and proactively under the direction of the EPRR Manager and the Trust Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Group.
The postholder will be responsible for ensuring the success of project activities such as benefit realisation or change management.
The role is critical for the Trust in ensuring delivery of the Trust’s EPRR strategy and by doing so complying with the EPRR Core Standards.
Assist the EPRR Manager in delivery and maintenance of the Trust’s Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response arrangements.
The postholder is expected to attend health and multi-agency Local Resilience Forum groups providing health liaison and input as well as administrative support.
Facilitating and participating in debriefs to identify lessons learnt.
Working for our organisation
The Emergency Planning Team is responsible for fulfilling the statutory duties of the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and the NHSE/I Core Standards for Emergency Planning Resilience and Response.
As part of this role you will have the opportunity to work with a range of multiagency partners (police, ambulance, military etc) as part of our preparedness for major incidents and emergencies that might impact on the Trust.
We are a highly motivated and cohesive team putting the patient at the centre of all our discussions. The Capacity & Emergency Planning Team is
a fast paced area, but ensuring patient safety in the Acute Trust setting is very rewarding.
We pride ourselves on effective communication and team working to support each other and provide the best service we can.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Experience and Attainments
Experience of organising workshops and events
Demonstrable level of experience/ keen interest in EPRR and a Business Continuity
Experience of delivering training and exercises and public speaking.
Evidence of applying project management skills including planning and organising resources to support implementation / effective risk management / performance monitoring and evaluation
Evidence of successful collaborative and partnership working within and across organisations
Evidence of taking the initiative and demonstrating drive, commitment and self-motivation
Major incident/ Critical Incident experience (exercise or live incident)
Proven track record of working in health, social care or private sector, leading and supporting individuals to write Business Continuity Plans.
Diploma in Health Emergency Preparedness/ commitment to achieve a Diploma in Health Emergency Preparedness
Clear and in depth knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
Emergency Planning and/or Business Continuity Qualification(s)
Knowledge of NHS England’s Core Standards
Member of a professional body (The EPS/ ICPEM)
Proficient and up to date specialist knowledge of Business Continuity regulations, international standards, policies and procedures
Experience of presenting to multidisciplinary professional and public audiences.
knowledge of Emergency Planning related legislation and guidance