Kirklees Council Jobs Near Me – Technical Officer

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Corporate Strategy, Commissioning & Public Health

Service Area

Strategy and Innovation



Number of Jobs



Huddersfield and surrounding areas

Position type

Temporary, Secondment

Length of contract

Until 1st July 2023


Grade 7


£23,484 – £24,920

To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date – and have successfully completed your probationary period.

Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

The Emergency Planning Technical Officer role is part of the Health Protection Team, which is based within the Public Health Service. The role is varied and exciting given the range of duties undertaken, not all of them purely emergency planning.

Duties will be focussed around schools, providing advice and support for educational visits using the Evolve platform, but will also include a full range of emergency planning duties, including risk assessment, collaborative working, warning and informing, training/exercising and debriefing.

Kirklees Emergency Planning Team is unique in the range of services it provides, and teamwork is the bedrock on which our reputation is established, followed by our flexibility and ability to solve problems in a pragmatic way.

You will work very closely with the Council Services and local partners to develop outstanding resilience arrangements and other functions as necessary.

The ability to work flexibly and support in an emergency situations is essential.

Requirements for this job:

  • Recognised qualification in Emergency Planning or Health and Safety.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in Emergency Planning/Health and Safety in a multi-agency environment.
  • An understanding of relevant legislation and government agendas and the implications for practice.
  • IT skills and familiarity with computer packages, e.g. Microsoft applications.
  • Literacy skills to be able to produce complex and specialist documentation.
  • Good understanding of health and safety practice.

Travel is an essential part of this job and it is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence. (Exceptions may be made for disabled candidates).

For an informal discussion, please contact Sean Westerby on: 01484 221000.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.

If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date

30 October 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

Job Profile & Focus Sheet.pdf – 174KB

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