Location
Flexible
Job Function
Emergency Response
Salary Details
£10,475 for 17.5-hour week (per annum)
Contracted Hours Per Week
17.5
Careers Site Advertising End Date
07 Jul 2022

About The Role

Emergency Response Officer
Location: Flexible within Wales, hybrid role (home and community)
Contact: Fixed Term until 31 December 2022
Hours: 17.5 per week (working between Mon – Fri, 9.00am – 5.00pm)
Salary: £20,950 Full Time Equivalent (£10,475 for 17.5-hour week) per annum
 
 

We've got an opportunity...

 
We have a fantastic new opportunity for an Emergency Response Officer to join our team in Wales. The role is primarily involved in the support of Ukrainian refugees. This will include welcoming refugees to the country, assessing their needs, helping in the distribution of cash, and providing practical and emotional support. You will also be working closely with volunteers and signposting to other services as necessary. 

Dependent on the ongoing Ukraine conflict, you may also have other emergency response responsibilities such as volunteer management, attending team meetings, dealing with localised major incidents. 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.

There is flexibility with working location within Wales. You can combine your working between home / local office / community. There are 17.5 hours available each week. Working closely with another Emergency Response Officer, we envisage you working together to provide a consistent service. 

Full driving license (with two full years of experience) is essential. Access to own transport is preferable. There may be a requirement to travel locally from time to time. The role may require infrequent evening or weekend working (depending on the needs of our service users), but we don’t envisage this being a regular occurrence.

Please review role profile for further details and information. 

 
Say hello to the team... 

The Health (H) & Local Crisis Response (CR) service (HLCR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency, maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.   

 
To be successful in this position 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
  • Experience of dealing with complex / changing situations and tasks
  • Volunteer Management experience, and the ability to guide and influence others
  • Ability to be proactive, make decisions in a fast-paced environment and have confidence in your course of action
  • Ability to work autonomously (as well as in a wider team), not being afraid to ask for help when needed
  • Strong IT proficiency; experience of using email, word processing and spreadsheet packages
  • Ability to contribute to the development of operating plans
  • Experience of building professional relationships with various internal / external stakeholders, and challenging stakeholders when necessary
  • 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





Closing date for application is 23.59 on Thursday 7th July 2022 with interviews to follow soon after 

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at recruitment@redcross.org.uk quoting reference #5389

Need help completing your application or supporting statement? Please read our useful “Candidate Application Guidance” document in the “Additional Information” link.


 


We offer a wide range of staff benefits; these include:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) - pro rata for part-time and fixed-term roles
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy

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).

Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linkedin - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. 

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