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Emergency Management Officer - Kingston upon Thames

  • Reference:orbis/TP/1787/909
  • Positions:1
  • Salary:£30,660
  • Category:Fire & Rescue
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:36
  • Posted on:15 April 2019
  • Closing date:29 April 2019
  • Directorate:Community Protection, Transport & Environment
  • Location:County Hall, Kingston upon Thames


£30,660 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Surrey County Council, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to work as part of the Emergency Management Team providing an emergency planning service to all stakeholders in Surrey so that Surrey responds to a major emergency effectively.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Unless the Emergency Management Officer has relevant experience, a first degree in a related subject or a professional diploma.
  • An understanding of the aims and objectives of emergency planning and the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles.
  • An ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines, making the most effective use of available resources.
  • Experience of working with emergency services and local authorities.
  • The Officer will also be expected to partake in the out of hours emergency duty rota and travel throughout the county.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Job details

The purpose of the Emergency Management Team is to ensure the wellbeing of residents and communities during an emergency and to protect the economic prosperity of the county during periods of disruption. To do this we are responsible for:

  • working with partners in the Surrey Local Resilience Forum to ensure a coordinated response to emergencies
  • ensuring the resilience of the council services by maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management System to protect critical services to residents
  • working with organisers of major events to ensure that safety requirements and the needs of residents are addressed as part of the event planning.

The team consists of an Emergency Management Coordinator and 8 Officers (the Head of Emergency Management, two Deputy Heads of Emergency Management, two Senior Emergency Management Officers and three Emergency Management Officers) who all carry out 24 hour on call duties on a rota basis.

Key goals of the team include;

  1. Ensuring that the council's response to emergencies meets the needs of residents and businesses with a higher regard to the vulnerable in our communities.
  2. Continuing to support communities in increasing their resilience to local risks and threats in line with the changes to the National Risk Assessments.
  3. With our partners, promoting Surrey as a place to do business through the safe and effective delivery of major events in the county.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mike Underhill on 020 8541 8501 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29/04/2019.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place in the week commencing 6th May 2019.

(GCSX ROLE ONLY) Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.


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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2020