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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

Head of Organisational Resilience - Band 8b

Job Reference: 327-21-932

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Edward Jenner Court
£54,764 to £63,862 per annum

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting vacancy for a Head of Organisational Resilience leading our Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Team. The Head of Organisational Resilience will provide a leadership role within the trust, leading and coordinating emergency planning and business continuity resilience for Gloucestershire Health and Care.


The post holder will be responsible for the development of plans and processes for the organisation’s strategic and operational response in line with related NHS Emergency Planning Guidance and through the provision of authoritative expert advice.


The post holder will have direct responsibility for providing assurance to the Trust Executive and Board that Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust meets its legal duties and responsibilities.


The post holder will increase the resilience of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust through continuous cycles of development, implementing and testing major incidents, emergency and business continuity plans.


The post holder will organise and deliver specialist training in emergency planning and business continuity for the executive leadership team, operational and corporate colleagues and will represent Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust at national, regional and local health and multi-agency training exercises.


This is a full-time permanent position reporting to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer.


The post holder will work collaboratively with colleagues, service users and carers to ensure their involvement in emergency and resilience planning.


Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated physical health, mental health and learning disability community provider as a newly formed Trust in October 2019, rated Good with the CQC.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, supporting the important work we are doing serving the different communities across Gloucestershire

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Sarah Birmingham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer on email



Advert closes midnight on Sunday 17th October 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on Monday 25th October 2021. Details of the interview will be given to the shortlisted candidates.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.


A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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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