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Deputy Head of Emergency Management
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/32841/9986
  • Published: Mon 21/09/2020, 18:36 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,734 - £51,725 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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Deputy Head of Emergency Management

Routine management of the Emergency Management Team which provides an emergency planning service to the Surrey Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) and its constituent groups; give guidance on the development of coordinated emergency response procedures.  Within the working framework, particular responsibility for the partners and work content of the Emergency Management Team. Deputise for the Head of Emergency Management and Coordinate the Emergency and Business Continuity response to support the Integrated Emergency Management structure for Surrey. Supports in the provision of Safety Advisory Groups for Major Event planned in Surrey.

The Deputy Head of Emergency Management routinely assists in the management of the activity of the Emergency Management Team, balancing and prioritising its workload. Particularly they ensure that they give consistent advice on integrated emergency management and events planning to all partners. They will be expected to provide authoritative advice and guidance on the full-service range to chief executive officers and senior colleagues from the responding agencies in Surrey. They will contribute to policy formulation within the Emergency Management Team. They will work within broad guidelines and deal with complex projects and work.

The Deputy Head of Emergency Management will act for the Head of Emergency Management during their absence and when the County has to respond to the demands of a crisis, the Deputy Head of Emergency Management will contribute to decisions that will decide how the County and District Councils respond to a disaster, which will have a significant impact on Surrey. They will act as a role model and mentor to colleagues, both internal and external partners.

To be shortlisted for this role, the candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • A post-graduate qualification in a related subject or able to demonstrate a comparable level of ability
  • In-depth knowledge of emergency planning at a national, regional & local level and emergency planning processes
  • Knowledge of relevant guidance applies to the safety of major events
  • Able to plan and determine priorities within broad guidelines and identify the processes needed to achieve objectives making the most effective use of available resources
  • Ability to work under pressure and make sound decisions

For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.

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For an informal discussion contact Ian Good on 07968 834 593 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 04/10/2020.

Interviews will take place on 12/10/2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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