Business Reliance Officers for the House of Commons - Urgent

Job Title: Business Resilience Officer

Salary: £36,500 per annum
Salary Band: B1
Contract Type: Permanent

Number of Posts:2
Type of Post: Concurrent
Hours: full time 36 hours per week

Closing date: Midnight 3rd April 2018

The Role

This post is in the Business Resilience (Emergency Planning) team for Parliament. The team supports both the House of Lords and the House of Commons in ensuring Parliament is prepared for and effectively manages disruptive incidents. We work with staff across all the supporting teams of Parliament.
You will formulate emergency plans and supporting documents and use your outstanding communication and presentation skills to prepare and deliver training and exercises, draft plans and guidance and write papers and briefings for staff and groups at all levels of Parliament.
You will have a working knowledge of business resilience and related legislation such as the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. As a confident self-starter you will be able to work under pressure, remaining organized and focused on the delivery of high quality work across a range of activities alongside the rest of the team.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:
• Able to accommodate suddenly arising / unexpected workloads whilst ensuring continued delivery of routine work.

• Takes the initiative, bringing forward new ideas to create or improve systems, guidance or ways of working / to spot a gap in existing systems or guidance and propose how to address it.
• Able to work with difficult or challenging partners, stakeholders or customers whilst upholding the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.; effectively influencing to gain buy-in for required action
• Degree level qualification (need not be emergency planning specifically).
• Experience in an emergency planning role in public or private sector.

Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata
Civil Service Pension scheme
Interest-free season ticket loan
Child care voucher scheme
Discounted membership of the in-house gym
All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form