EPRR Manager in Training

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

This post supports the Chief Operating Officer in the delivery of the organisation's Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity planning. It also supports the response on behalf of the Trust, to ensure the Trust discharges its responsibility in relation to the CCA 2004, and guidance from the DoH; Cabinet Office and Resilience.

The post holder will provide a contribution to the strategic and operational planning of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response and will have responsibility for the coordination of discreet areas of policy/service development.

Main duties of the job

Supports the Trust by ensuring that it:

  • Has prepared and exercised Major Incident and Business Continuity Plans.
  • Reviews and updates those Plans to reflect changes of personnel, accommodation and practice.
  • Is compliant with statutory obligations, and DoH guidance incorporated in the Care Quality Commissions 'Essential Standards of Quality & Safety'(Outcome 6).
  • Responds as appropriate to DoH initiatives and consultations.
  • Discharges its responsibilities in relation to the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and subsequent NHS and DoH guidance.
  • Develops and delivers an emergency preparedness and business continuity training strategy.

About us

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults' and children's accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women's and children's services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton

Job description

Job responsibilities


  • Establish an effective communication system within the Trust and with external partners on emergency preparedness and business continuity.
  • To lead the assessment of the Trusts compliance with relevant standards for Emergency Preparedness and produce an action plan to address any shortfalls and to facilitate a culture of continuous improvement in these areas.
  • Attend, as available the hospital or other locations, as may be necessary, in the response to Stand-by and Declared Major Incidents.
  • To be the main point of contact and to be the lead liaison with NHS England for both Merseyside and Lancashire Teams, providing information when requested.
  • To further develop and keep up to date Business Continuity Management Plan to support strategic and business objectives of the Trust.
  • To lead the Trusts emergency preparedness planning with respect to CBRN incidents, heatwave/flooding preparedness and major/minor incidents.
  • To regularly update all emergency plans, procedures and protocols following consultation with relevant individuals both internal and external to the organisation.
  • Identify, develop and coordinate appropriate training within the Trust and maintain a record, to include:
  • 2nd On Call
  • 1st On Call
  • Loggists
  • CBRN equipment and users
  • Communication cascades

  • To provide information and guidance to the Executive Directors, Clinical Business Unit Managers, Heads of Nursing, Department Heads and members of the Resilience Group on compliance with relevant statutory and regulatory responsibilities.
  • In agreement with the Chief Operating Officer, identify and arrange regular appropriate exercises and testing of the Trusts Emergency Plans and maintain a record. As a minimum the testing should include:
  • 6 monthly communication cascade
  • Yearly table top exercise
  • 3-yearly live exercise

  • On behalf of the Chief Operating Officer produce an annual report on Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Management for Trust Board and ensure plans receive executive approval to ensure the Trusts preparedness and to achieve compliance with the CCA.
  • To support the Chief Operating Officer in the formulation of Trust responses to NHS England and DoH questionnaires, surveys and audits.
  • To attend the Merseyside Local Health Resilience Partnership (LHRP) Practitioners Group (sub group of Merseyside Local Resilience Forum) on behalf of the Trust and be involved in work streams being developed by this group, as appropriate.
  • At the request of Lancashire Local Health Resilience Partnership (LHRP) attend and represent and be involved in work streams being developed by this group, as appropriate.
  • To represent and promote the Trusts interests through participation at appropriate EPRR exercises, seminars, workshops, forums and conferences; and meetings with senior officers of other NHS Trusts, local authorities, agencies and organisations, as required.
  • To support the Chief Operating Officer in their role as chair of the Resilience Group.
  • Inspect, test and regularly support staff in maintaining the Major Incident equipment and PPE for CBRN Decontamination; and maintain accurate records.
  • Following basic security clearance, to receive sensitive emergency planning information.
  • To ensure the Senior Manager On-Call and the Executive On-Call iPads are kept password protected and regularly updated to meet the daily needs of the users.
  • To regularly update and maintain the Major Incident On-Call Red File which contains confidential information about Trust personnel.
  • To produce the Trusts Annual On-Call rota for 1st and 2nd On Call Managers.
  • To support the AEO as the lead specialist in Emergency Preparedness.

Education and Development:

  • Support the development and implementation of the Trusts emergency planning training strategy.
  • Develop and embed an understanding of emergency preparedness and business continuity management across all areas of the Trust through the development and delivery of a comprehensive training and exercising programme including presentations to large groups of staff.
  • To attend relevant training events and continuously update personal knowledge of business continuity management and emergency preparedness as required and identified through PDR.

Clinical Governance:

  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and clinical guidelines. Develop and update new policies as appropriate.
  • Ensure effective emergency plans and procedures are in place and that staff are able to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Promote an environment and culture which improves health and safety and security.

Organisation Development:

  • Work in partnership with other NHS bodies and external organisations such as NWAS and MFRS to ensure that there is a satisfactory response to major incidents.
  • Enable and assist Managers and Departmental heads to undertake regular departmental audits and assist in the formulation of Action Plans.

Advertising date - 27-Apr-2022

Closing date - 20-May-2022

Shortlisting date - w/c 23-May-2022

Proposed Interview date - 06-Jun-2022

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of subject relevant continuing professional development


  • Previous Emergency Preparedness experience



  • Experience of emergency preparedness planning and business continuity management in a relevant sector
  • Liaison with partner organisations including NHS England


  • Staff and budgetary management experience



  • Ability to communicate clearly in a variety of settings, including with clinical staff and staff from other organisations
  • Able to respond to unpredictable working patterns and meet deadlines
  • Able to devise and deliver a training programme to staff throughout the organisation
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team


  • Ability to develop and implement strategies and policies

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


Southport & Ormskirk District General Hospitals

Town Lane



Employer's website

https://www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Chrisella Morgan



Date posted

27 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year N/A



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Southport & Ormskirk District General Hospitals

Town Lane



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