Interim Civil Protect and Business Continuity Manager

Local Authority

Starfish Search are working with a Local Authority in London to recruit an Interim Civil Protect and Business Continuity Manager. In this role you will provide effective management of the Council’s Civil Protection and business continuity arrangements through the preparation, implementation and co-ordination of the Council’s Emergency Civil Protection Procedure and extensive business continuity plans.


You Will:

  • Provide a comprehensive advisory, training and exercising service for Emergency Planning and Business Continuity to ensure the resilience of the whole organisation
  • Review and prepare the borough’s response to the self-assessment, Resilience Standards for London and submit them through senior management for approval
  • Ensure the organisations resilience before, during, and in the recovery stage of a major or catastrophic incident
  • Provide a 24/7 strategic and operational response to incidents by training, developing and coordinating a cadre of senior Directors, Civil Protection Coordinators, Local Authority Liaison Officers, and Senior Humanitarian Assistants
  • Carry significant strategic decision making responsibilities when responding to incidents that have strategic impact on the organisation
  • Maintain regular contact with senior stakeholders across all emergency responder agencies and the council


You Will Have:

  • Have Sound knowledge and understanding of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, specifically the role of the local authority as a first responder
  • Experience of the management of threat and risk and decision making in high pressure scenarios including responding to a range of incidents
  • Practical knowledge of emergency planning, developing major emergency plans, business continuity plans, business impact assessments and the differing roles of the various departments within a local authority
  • Experience of working in partnership within a multi-agency community safety environment
  • High levels of interpersonal skills with experience of influencing senior officers and elected members


This is a new role running for an initial period of 3 months, with an expected day-rate of £400. This is a hybrid role with required in-office attendance 3 days per-week and an expectation of immediate attendance should an emergency arise.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to every individual. This role requires confidentiality and a full job spec will only be revealed to applicants at longlist stage.