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The Role

Post: London Resilience Officer
Salary: £43,736.00 per annum plus on call allowance
Grade: FRS E
Salary range: £43,736.00 - £52,242.00 per annum plus on call allowance
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Application closing date: Monday 11 September 2023 at 16:00 GMT

Are you a skilled project manager with a passion for emergency planning? We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and dynamic individual to join the London Resilience Group.

London Resilience Group is at the heart of multi-agency emergency planning and large-scale incident response in London, supporting and leading a partnership of over 200 organisations.

As a Resilience Officer, you will leverage exceptional project management skills to drive emergency preparedness activities. You will have responsibility for interpreting relevant legislation and guidance and bringing in industry best practice to drive aspects of emergency planning. Working with partner agencies, your expertise will support the preparation, response and recovery phases. This post will also work as an on-call supervisor within the response team, supporting the duty manager.

You should have experience of working in complex partnership environments and excellent project management, organisational and analytical skills to effectively manage competing deadlines. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are vital to convey complex information clearly. Experience of leading project work and response teams would be advantageous, as would knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and the UK Government Resilience Framework.

You will be required to participate in training and scenario exercises to ensure competence and readiness as on on-call Supervisor. For this an allowance, currently, £4,477 is paid to staff at this level on the on-call rota.

Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description. If you are unable to see the job description please visit our jobs pages at to access the full advert.

If you would like to discuss the role please get in touch with Matt Hogan, by emailing,

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Assessment Overview

Stage 1

To apply, please complete the online application, provide a cover letter clearly outlining the relevant experience, skills and knowledge you have to successfully perform this role (see the highlighted areas on job description below) and upload a copy of your up-to-date CV. Please note that we will review and score the cover letter based against the competencies highlighted in the selection criteria section of the job description.

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications cannot be accepted.

Please note any correspondence received from us will be via e-mail and sent to the address you provide on your application form.

Stage 2

Assessment for this role is due to take place at our Hammersmith Assessment Centre on Early October . Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.

Additional Information

Benefits of working for LFB
• 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• Option Absence Scheme (which can result in an additional 12 days annual leave for staff at this grade)
• Flexible working including job share
• Welfare Scheme
• Use of Brigade Medical Adviser/physios
• Season ticket loans
• Equality Support Groups
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Opportunity to access affordable accommodation

In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed by successful candidates, which will include a criminal records check. Successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment is subject to the LFC receiving a criminal records disclosure which it considers satisfactory. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check will be undertaken on the successful person before an appointment is confirmed.