Business Continuity Advisor


MO6 Public Order Planning
Across London
Band D
Full Time
40 hours per week

Job Title: Business Continuity Adviser

Salary: £28,163 to £30,333 plus £2,623 location allowance. If you are new to the MPS you will receive £28,163 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £30,333 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Lambeth 

Make sure the Met’s ready for anything

We do our best to ensure that major incidents never happen. But if they do, we need to be fully prepared and ready to jump into action. As a Business Continuity Adviser, you’ll make sure we can perform our role, no matter the emergency. It’s your chance to shape the way we work and ensure that we’re always there for London.

As part of the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Unit, you’ll be part of a world-class police service. It’s a complex and demanding environment, where you’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of people, within and outside the Met.

Your aim is to ensure that we can respond effectively to any major incident. You’ll see that we’re able deliver our critical functions, whether it’s a civil disaster or terrorist-related disruption. That means building and shaping our Business Continuity Programme alongside our officers. Day to day, you’ll be developing and quality assuring impact analyses and plans, as well as conducting tests and exercises.

With training or experience in Business Continuity, you’ll bring valuable knowledge along with sound decision-making skills. You could have gained your expertise in the public or private sector – either way, you’ll be good with people and a natural negotiator. With these communication skills, you can deal with senior figures and contacts across the Met. If you don’t have accreditation with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) already, we may be able to help you achieve this.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. 

Completed applications must be returned by 26th September 2019.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.


Essential Criteria

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, especially dealing with senior stakeholders
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills, especially with senior stakeholders.
  • A good level of competence in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Sound decision making skills are essential.
  • Working knowledge of and/or training in business continuity

Desirable Criteria 

  • Accreditation through the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is desirable (CBCI or higher). The opportunity will be provided for a successful candidate who is not an accredited member of the BCI to work towards accreditation.  
  • Organisational understanding of the Met or knowledge/experience of policing.  
  • Experience of preparing and/or delivering training/awareness packages.          
  • Experience of preparing and reviewing a programme of work for business continuity within an organisation is desirable.
  • Experience of using SharePoint and an ability to provide awareness/guidance to others in using SharePoint.
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