This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Joint Emergency Planning Unit which covers 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 3 race courses and State events.
This is a relatively new Team so an ideal time for applicants to be involved and develop the work the Team does to ensure the Councils are robust in their approach and resilient to respond to any emergncy 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.
The initial fixed term contract will be until 31 March 2023 (funding limited project) with the potential to be extended or made permanent, subject to funding.
Applicants should have a relevent Degree level qualification or equvalent or a minimum of 2 years relevant experience and have a positive approach to doing things differently.
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 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
Please contact Carolyn Richardson (Service Manager) on 01635 519105 or Amy Gower (Emergency Planning Officer) on 01635 503480 for an informal chat about this role.