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BCP Manager

Job Description

Job title - Business Continuity Planning Manager

Location - London, EC1M

Contract - Temp

Hours - Full time 35 hours per week

Start Date - Asap

The Role Summary

Out client is recruiting for a highly motivated and experienced Business Continuity Manager to join their team on a temporary basis for 2 months, with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and delivering a set of effective Business Continuity (BC) arrangements, working closely with the business to capture and reflect relevant detail within the Service-Level BC Plans, as well as developing the supporting collateral including training materials to support the organisation. This role will require working with a wide cross-section of stakeholders across the organisation and would suit someone who can work well collaboratively.

Your key duties within the role will include:

  • Work closely with the business, particularly senior management, and delegates thereof, to capture the content for the Service-Level (operational) Plans
  • Lead in the development of the Corporate level plan working with the business to capture and reflect the relevant detail
  • Act as a critical friend identifying any areas of possible improvement in both our processes and documentation
  • Lead in the delivery of the plans supporting BCP e.g. training plan, testing and exercising plan, and communications plan
  • Develop the training decks to be used to train and educate the business including the Gold and Silver Command
  • Facilitate training sessions with the business to develop their understanding of the BC arrangements and response mechanisms in the event of an incident including recovery of 'Prioritised Activities' and supporting systems
  • Lead in the development of the BC infrastructure and processes to establish a strong set of BC arrangements
  • Help to develop a risk-based scenario which can be used to exercise the Plans aligning with key stakeholders such as IT, People Team, Legal, Gold & Silver Command, Leadership & Executive team members and other relevant stakeholders
  • Act as a point of reference and subject matter expertise to guide and advise others in the organisation ensuring the observation of best practice
  • Help to develop a vendor risk assessment process to properly assess a vendor's recovery strategy working closely with Procurement colleagues
  • Review and initiate the measurement of the agreed set of KPIs and assess whether there are any additional KPIs which could be valuable to the organisation

Key requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience as a Business Continuity Manager or above
  • Previous experience in leading the development and implementation of organisational BC capability
  • A recognised BCP qualification or accreditation would be advantageous
  • Strong stakeholder/interpersonal and organisational skills and can work collaboratively, effectively
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders demonstrating a flexible approach to work activities
  • Practical and pragmatic - can approach work with a logical mindset

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send your CV now for consideration.

If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Lewis at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to