Location
Cambridgeshire
Job Function
Emergency Response
Salary Details
£22,315 - £22,781 Per Annum
Contracted Hours Per Week
35
Careers Site Advertising End Date
22 Jul 2024

About The Role

Emergency Response Officer
Location: Cambridge and Suffolk Area
Salary: £22,315 - £22,781 Per Annum, based on 35 hours per week (your actual hours worked will be flexible, in line with team demands)
Contract: Fixed Term Maternity Cover (12 Months)
Driving: Full UK Manual Driving Licence required and access to a vehicle
 
Could you see yourself promoting our mission of supporting people in crisis by working as an Emergency Response Officer? We have a fantastic new opening for an Emergency Response Officer to join our team. You will coordinate our Volunteers within the Cambridge and Suffolk area.
 
A day in the life of a Emergency Response Officer looks like:

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 our emergency planning role. You will engage with external organisations and support our volunteers to build local resilience to emergencies. You will coordinate and encourage our amazing volunteers.

The post requires regular evening work, being part of a regular 24-hour duty officer on-call rota. You will potentially have emergency response duties at any time throughout the year. You’ll need to be easily accessible to the location to attend work meetings and face to face events on a regular basis.

To be a successful Emergency Response Officer you must have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of delivering high quality services to the public
  • Experience of developing or working in multi-sector partnerships at a tactical and / or operational level
  • Volunteer Management experience, and the ability to guide and influence others
  • Experience of dealing with complex / changing situations and tasks
  • Strong IT proficiency; experience of using email, word processing and spreadsheet packages
  • Ability to contribute to the development of operating plans
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety practices
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to emergency response and planning
  • Experience of creating and monitoring data
  • Ability to collate and interpret a range of management information including statistical information and user feedback
  • Hold a full, current, driving licence (for manual vehicles) with two years driving experience, and have regular access to a vehicle

Closing date for applications is 23.59 on 22nd July. Interviews are expected to take place on 1st August.

In return for your dedication and expertise, you’ll get:

  • Holidays: 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays) + option to buy 5 extra days.
  • Pension scheme: Up to 6% contributory pension.
  • Flexible working: We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style.
  • Learning & Development: Wide range of career opportunities + comprehensive learning.
  • Discounts: Access to Blue Light Discount Card and employee benefits platform.
  • Wellbeing Assistance: Access to mental health and wellbeing assistance.
  • Team Working: Champion our mission in a collaborative team.
  • Cycle2Work: Lease a bicycle through the scheme.
  • Season ticket loan: Interest-free loan for commuting expenses.

We are proud to participate in the disability confident scheme for roles based in the UK. During the application process, you will be asked if you wish to apply under the scheme. At The British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain dedicated to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the assistance of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network.

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