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Emergency Planning Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.


£25,951 - £30,785 per annum plus (pay award pending)

West Berkshire Council


Full Time

37 hours per week.


19/08/2018 at 23:59 PM



Vacancy Description

Please note this is not an RBWM role. RBWM are advertising this on behalf of West Berkshire Council.

An exciting opportunity to be part of a new Joint Emergency Planning Unit which includes Bracknell Forest, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and West Berkshire Councils. These Councils offer a wide range of challenges by way of risks including REPPIR, COMAH, MACR sites, a number of military locations, rural and urban environments, a number of significant rivers including the River Thames and large scale events including race courses, Berkshire Show and State events.

This is a new Unit so an ideal time for applicants to be involved from the start and develop the work the Unit does to ensure the Councils are robust in their approach and resilient to respond to any emergency affecting the Council areas.  

The Emergency Planning Officers (EPO) will work across all Council areas as a generalist EPO but with some specialist areas of work with opportunities to develop areas of interest.

Applicants should have a Degree level qualification or similar or a minimum of 2 years relevant experience and have a positive approach to doing things differently.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Closing date: 19 August 2018

Interviews Date: TBC

Please contact Carolyn Richardson on 01635 519105 or Paul Anstey on 01635 519002 for an informal chat about this role.

To apply please go to the West Berkshire Council website.

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in underrepresented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.

How to apply

Please go to the West Berkshire Council website to apply:

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