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Business Continuity and Resilience Manager

£42,792 - £55,722

UK / West Midlands

Estates & Facilities Management



Michael Hewlett
020 3962 9900

Our higher education and public sector practice specialises in appointing to senior management posts across public services. We primarily represent higher education & research institutions but also partner with public venues, NHS, local/central government & charitable bodies. We


Job Description

REF: 16224
Posted: 03 August 2021
Closes: 05 September 2021

Join an industry leading team that places excellence at the heart of everything we do.

With more than 8,000 staff, 36,000 students, and a turnover of c.£700m, the University of Birmingham is a leading Russell Group University. Our heritage as the UK’s original ‘red brick’ and civic university, is combined with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education. Quite simply, at Birmingham we make things happen. Home to world-class researchers whose work on everything from new cancer treatments to harnessing the power of atoms for future energy sources makes a real difference to people’s lives - the university provides innovative solutions to big problems. We think, recruit, and compete worldwide. The stunning, 300-acre Edgbaston campus is iconic.

Campus Services employs over 1100 staff and has a turnover exceeding £60m in the last financial year. Security and Emergency planning plays a unique and significant role in the quality of the student, staff and visitor experience at the University of Birmingham.

Reporting to the Head of Security and Emergency Planning, the post will lead the University’s development, implementation, coordination and management of robust business continuity plans. This key role will run the business continuity and operational resilience support for Campus Services, supporting wider relevant groups across the University in developing and implementing polices, guidance, training to increase awareness of the importance of business continuity through embedding best practice. You will be responsible for reviewing and developing Birmingham’s Major Incident and Emergency plan. You will also work as part of the Commonwealth Games steering group to ensure the University has continuity with the organising committee and the University has robust management plans in place to manage their commitments to the games.

An experienced business continuity professional, the successful candidate will have a key leadership role working with stakeholders to develop and embed business continuity across the University. You will be a confident communicator possessing natural gravitas with a high level of professional credibility and extensive practical experience in the development, implementation, review and audit of business continuity and major incident planning. You will be adept at forging stakeholder relationships with a demonstrable track record across similar collegial and collaborative environments and have the experience and ability to influence strategic decision making at all levels. You will hold (or be willing to gain) a recognised BCI professional qualification with a thorough understanding of business continuity planning across a comparable diverse & complex organisation. This is a newly created role that will suit professionals who enjoy taking ownership of projects and operating with real autonomy.

For a confidential discussion and full job details please contact Michael Hewlett on 020 8892 0115 or at Application is via CV and covering letter.

The competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave + 6 closure days (over Easter and Christmas) + bank holidays. The USS pension scheme has employer contributions of 21%.The closing date for applications: Sunday 5th September 2021.