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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/05/2021.

Senior Resilience Advisor (XN07)

Job Reference: 298-CORCO-2166

Chief Operating Officer
298 Resilience
St James University Hospital
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Senior Resilience Advisor, Emergency Preparedness


An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Resilience advisor to join a small, friendly but busy Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) is one of the largest and busiest acute hospital trusts in the UK. Every year, LTHT provides healthcare and specialist services for people from the city of Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber and beyond. The Trust plays an important role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students and it is a centre of world-class research, pioneering new treatments. 1.5 million patients are treated every year, including more than 200,000 emergency patients. LTHT employs more than 20,000 staff and works with academia and industry to play a leading role in education, research and innovation.

The purpose of the role is to lead on developing, reviewing and exercising emergency plans and polices for the Trust, as well as to lead on business continuity planning. This is a key role within the trust, ensuring that these issues remain a priority for our colleagues and are fed into the business and financial planning cycle. The role also involves providing support and expert advice to senior managers in the Trust, as they respond to major or critical incidents and business continuity events. It also involves debriefing and assessing incidents and exercises.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in either emergency planning or business continuity along with a good working knowledge of the other discipline. Experience in a health setting will be advantageous, but not essential.

In return the successful candidate will become be part of a high performing EPRR team within an organisation that is already focused on resilience but which is always seeking to improve.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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