Resilience Project Officer/Emergency Planning Officer

Warwickshire County Council


About the Team


Ever felt like working for a range of organisations and not just one?


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to come and work in the Warwickshire Resilience Forum (WRF) Secretariat team. The team provide the administration, facilitation and management in the Forum. The Forum consists of representatives from a range of agencies, including Emergency Services, Utility companies, Government agencies and Councils who jointly plan for response to major incidents such as severe weather or major fires.


The partnership working will be diverse, interesting and stimulating – the Secretariat Team do not work for any ‘one’ specific organisation, but for the good of the collective.



About the Role


Working with WRF partners, the Emergency Planning / Resilience Project Officer will undertake specific projects and areas of work for the WRF. The work areas will be linked to the key priorities of the WLRF.


Projects will include:

  • developing risk assessments and planning assumptions
  • response partners capability identification
  • developing multi-agency plans
  • leading on the delivery of specific training and exercises
  • reviewing and updating our ‘lessons learned’ process


The post holder is expected to work with WRF partners to undertake the project work and support and contribute to the work of the WRF Secretariat Team. They will be expected to review notable practice and guidance and help build strong working relationships with partners and subject matter experts who we work with.


You will gain skills of working in a multi-agency dynamic setting. Your post will be hosted be Warwickshire County Council and you will have access to all the benefits.


You will need to be able to work from home regularly but with an ability to work from other locations such as Shire Hall in Warwick, and other locations around the County (for example; when attending face to face workshops) in order to complete the requirements of the job.


The salary starts at £31,000. The post is temporary for 12 months, based on government funding, however if further funding is received, the contract may be extended past 12 months.


This is a full-time role at 37 hours a week, however part time hours will be considered for the right candidate.



Key Requirements


  • To hold an Emergency Planning qualification (BA or BSc level) or Project Management qualification (PRINCE 2), or a minimum of 3 years equivalent experience. NVQ level 5 and diplomas in a related subject will be considered, if related to the requirements of the role.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, associated legislation and national initiatives in resilience.
  • Proven ability to progress multiple work assignments with minimal supervision.



For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.



Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make


Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!


At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.


Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19%, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’


The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform. Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.



Additional Information


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a standard DBS disclosure, as appropriate for the role.


An NPPV check is required for individuals who are to be appointed due to frequent and uncontrolled access to government assets.


If you are interested click on the ‘apply now’ button, we are looking forward to receiving your application. For further information or if you have questions, please contact Liz Hicks at


Closing date: 23:59 on Monday 29th January 2024

Interview date: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February 2024


Interview decisions communicated as soon as possible after the interviews, but at the latest by Monday 19th February 2024.



Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more

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