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EPRR Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Emergency Planning
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Coverage for any Major Incidents which will include weekends)
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Royal Stoke / County Hospital
£47,126 - £53,219 £45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
27/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person with significant and current experience in either EPRR in an Acute Hospital setting or significant experience in a senior clinical or managerial role.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Head of Resilience & EPRR in the delivery of key aspects of the EPRR agenda including but not limited to plan development, EPRR specific training, plan validation through exercising and managing external assurance requirements. 

Main duties of the job

The role will involve working with clinical and non-clinical colleagues both within UHNM but also across the local and wider health economy.

You must have strong evidence of delivering a self-managed workload and meeting deadlines in key projects within the last 18 months together with evidence of strong personal characteristics of holding a reputation for engaging with colleagues, influencing and political astuteness.

We are looking to recruit someone with the relevant knowledge, qualifications and experience in the health service that will engage with colleagues at all levels, across organisations to deliver statutory standards expected and to provide assurance where required. Reporting to the Head of Resilience & EPRR and accountable to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, you must be a highly organised person that can demonstrate delivery in previous corporate and / or Divisional roles within a complex organisation.

Your responsibilities will include ensuring the Trust meets its statutory obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and complies with all relevant EPRR guidance for the NHS, including non-statutory guidance that accompanies the Civil Contingencies Act including business continuity and resilience preparedness.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Richard Lamine (see contact details)  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree level qualification
  • Registered Nurse or Health Professional
Desirable criteria
  • Professional qualification/registration in a healthcare discipline
  • Recognised teaching qualification or proven experience of formal trainingin health care setting


Essential criteria
  • Broad range of leadership management
  • 3 years NHS Operational/Clinical experience in a senior role & previous Emergency Planning experience in the NHS
  • Evidence of continuing professional developmentin Emergency Planning and BCM or Clinical/Opeatinal area
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Emergency Planning Officer role within an acute hospital
  • Experience in a senior operational or managerial role in an acute setting


Essential criteria
  • ability to organise own workload
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Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Richard Lamine
Job title
Head of Resilience & EPRR
Email address
Telephone number
01782 671493

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
Office: 01782 671437 OR VOIP: 01782 228396