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Senior Business Continuity Officer

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    Professional Services

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    Up to £20.00 per hour

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    Bradley Gosling

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    3 days ago

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Senior Business Continuity Officer


36 Hours per Week


The Council is looking for an experienced subject specialist to support the Risk Continuity and Compliance Manager on the co-ordination and development, maintenance and embedding of a system of effective business continuity across the Council, in line with best professional practice and legislation, to ensure appropriate and robust business continuity strategies are in place and adhered to.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Risk Continuity and Compliance Manager in the development and maintenance of the BC Framework.
  • Develop and update corporate business continuity documentation and guidance.
  • To lead on and contribute to the preparation of highly technical reports and presentations to management teams, project or service Forums/Boards and Governance Groups.
  • Provide highly specialised and expert guidance, advice and support to senior leaders and Members directly on the Council's approach business continuity.
  • Be the business continuity subject matter expert and point of contact.
  • Attendance at and reporting to meetings with key stakeholders, which may include Continuity Champions, Service Managers, Directors and Assistant Directors, Senior Leadership Team and Elected Members.
  • Coordinate business continuity awareness centrally throughout the organisation.
  • Assist in the coordination of business continuity between service areas, identifying areas of commonality and/or divergence.
  • Liaise with Digital Services and Cyber Security on the specific vulnerabilities and response to IT outages.

Essential requirements (Experience, Knowledge and Skills)

  • Prior experience of the development of BC within a diverse, multi-site and corporate environment.
  • Knowledge of working in public sector environment and/or understanding of unique challenges.
  • Understanding and exposure to other areas of general risk management.

Desirable requirements

  • Desirable Business Continuity Management qualification, e.g. Business Continuity Institute (BCI) certification, BCI Diploma - Business Continuity Management.