Emergency Response Officer

£10,000 - £14,999
10 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Emergency Response Officer - London
Location: Flexible within London with regular travel around the surrounding area
Fixed Term 12 Months Contract
Part Time 28 Hours per week
Salary: GBP 23,102 per annum, pro rata (which includes Inner London Weighting)

Are you looking for a versatile role that allows you to manage your own team and be there for people when they most need you?

About the role
We have a fantastic new opportunity for an Emergency Response Officer to join our team where you will coordinate the Emergency Response Volunteers within the area.

You will deliver a wide range of activities within the area, including responding to major incidents, fires and floods. You will work as part of the emergency response team to further develop the British Red Cross emergency planning role, to engage with external organisations and support our volunteers to build local resilience to emergencies.

A key liaison point with local authority emergency planning teams, you will provide daily coordination of the service and overall support for our emergency response function as well as identifying ways to improve it.

The post might require some evening work, being part of a 24-hour duty officer on-call rota and potential emergency response duties at any time throughout the year. The base location is flexible between our different offices within London and surrounding area.

About the person
As our new Emergency Response Officer, you will have experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships both internally and externally, delivering high quality services to the public and an understanding of how to improve service quality.

With a good knowledge of H&S practices and of legislation relevant to emergency response and planning, you know how to deal with complex situations and how to develop operating plans.

You should also have:
  • Full driving licence allowing you to drive manual vehicle is essential for this role
  • Experience of creating and monitoring budgets and data
  • Experience of developing or working in multi-sector partnerships at a tactical and/or operational level
  • Strong IT proficiency; experience of using email, word processing and spreadsheet packages
  • Ability to collate and interpret a range of management information including statistical information and user feedback

Closing date for applications is 23.59hrs on Thursday 21st of November 2019 with interviews to follow.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 004 0554 quoting reference REQ0000027KF

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) - pro-rata
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension

A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.
Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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