Emergency Resilience Officer (FIF08369)

Fife Council
£24,384 - £30,898 per year
22 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Interview Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.  The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

Are you a self-starter with excellent interpersonal, organisational and planning skills and looking for lots of variety and challenge?

Do you have good experience in multi-agency partnership working?

Could your enthusiasm and experience help to improve how effectively Fife Council can respond to and recover from incidents impacting on our communities?

Well, the Emergency Resilience Team is looking for someone like you to join our busy Team as an Emergency Resilience Officer!

Our Team's purpose is to prepare the council to effectively respond to, and recover from, an emergency and/or business continuity disruption that could impact on Fife's communities.

Areas of responsibility can include:

  • Developing, maintaining and reviewing the council resilience plans and supporting arrangements
  • Linking with, and building excellent relations with, colleagues from all council services
  • Working with excellent IT equipment and mobile technology to support the Team's ability to work more flexibly during and out of hours
  • Assisting in the development, delivery and/or co-ordination of our Resilience Training and Exercise Programme for all levels of council employees, elected members and community groups
  • Multi-agency collaboration in preparation and response to disruptions
  • Engaging and working with local businesses, in particular COMAH sites, and other communities

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.

  • Bringing to the post appropriate experience and skills, you will require a good understanding of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and other supporting legislation and guidance.
  • Participation in the Emergency Resilience Team's 24/7 stand-by response rota as first point of contact for the Council in an emergency/business continuity situation


The Emergency Resilience Team must ensure Fife Council resilience arrangements are robust, regularly reviewed and exercised. The Team co-ordinate the Council's incident management response to resilience disruptions during and out with normal working hours and also co-ordinate recovery from such events.

Being part of our Team we need you to promote a positive approach to integrated emergency management with our council colleagues, our multi-agency partners and our communities.

One of the main responsibilities of this role lies with the maintenance and review of the Council's emergency and business continuity plans and supporting arrangements - this includes co-ordinating training for council colleagues and encouraging their participation in the exercising of resilience plans (see list below):

  • Generic Emergency Plan
  • Corporate Business Continuity Plan
  • Control Of Major Accident Hazards - External Emergency Plan
  • Major Accident Hazards Pipeline Plan
  • Notifiable Animal Diseases Plan
  • Fuel Shortages Plan
  • Pandemic Influenza Plan
  • Emergency Centres Plan
  • Oil and Chemical Pollution Plan
  • Housing Emergency Procedures
  • Flooding Emergency Procedures

The Individual

As well as having a keen interest in improving resilience arrangements for Fife Council and local communities, you should be self-motivated, proactive, patient, have the ability to work under pressure and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. A sense of humour would also be a useful attribute.

You must also have a flexible approach to working in our changing environment.

In Fife Council the way we work matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees: 

  • Taking ownership
  • Focusing on customers
  • Working together
  • Embracing technology & information
  • Delivering results

For Further Information Please Contact: Lori Hutcheson, on 03451 55 55 55 ext 442342 or email Lori.hutcheson@fife.gov.uk 

See also:
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Emergency Resilience Officer.pdf