Emergency Planning Manager

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Emergency Response/Business Continuity Manager

Nuclear Services Provider

Our client is a leading provider of specialist transport, handling and associated support/consultancy services to the Nuclear Industry with a worldwide customer base.  One of the foremost international providers of these specialist services they are committed to growth of their services business. 

A key responsibility of an organisation providing services of this nature within the nuclear industry is the ability to demonstrate its preparedness to respond to accident and incident anywhere in the world on a 24/7, 365 days a year basis.  Also they must have robust business recovery and continuity plans in place to ensure the continued operation of their business and availability of their services following any form of incident affecting the business.

Following an internal career move by the current ER/BC Manager and having ruled out the possibility of an internal candidate for the role, our client was keen to explore the market for qualified and experienced candidates both within  and external to the nuclear industry.

Having taken a comprehensive job brief and utilising our Executive Search methodology we went about identifying an extensive list of target companies both within and external to the nuclear industry. 

Organisations targeted included: nuclear operators; regulating bodies; government and defence/defence industry organisations; Local authorities and Emergency Services; and commercial/industrial incident advisory and support organisations. 

Following submission and approval of this listing by our client we then identified and targeted suitably qualified and experienced individuals within these organisations.  Following direct approaches to these individuals we were able to set up a series of interview and briefing sessions with interested candidates.

From this we were able to submit a total of four candidates (two nuclear related and two not) for client interview with three (two of which were the non-nuclear candidates) being then taken to second interview. 

The successful candidate (from a non-nuclear industry background) was offered and accepted immediately, commencing employment after a brief notice period.

On subsequent questioning both non-nuclear candidates confirmed they would not have responded to an advert for this role imagining an implicit nuclear experience requirement