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Logistics Emergency Response Unit Team Member

from British Red Cross
Closing date: 25 Nov 2018

Are you interested in using your logistics skills, knowledge and experience within Emergency Response? Does the idea of working anywhere, in challenging circumstances, at a moment's notice sound interesting? The British Red Cross Logistics Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is currently recruiting for logistic specialists to join its international emergency response roster.

The British Red Cross maintains a roster of vetted and trained personnel ready to be deployed anywhere on short notice in response to international emergencies (natural disasters, conflict or smaller-scale emergencies). Deployments are typically four weeks and delegates work closely with the local Red Cross National Society to provide specific services where local infrastructure is damaged, temporarily out of use or insufficient to cope with the needs.

We are currently looking for experienced Logisticians from the fields of Air Operations or/and Warehousing/Transport with international experience to be part of this on call team. You must have a strong technical base and experience in either warehouse and transport management, airport/seaport clearance or vehicle fleet management. You must be willing to be on call for a minimum of one month per year and travel at short notice (24 -48 hours) to relief operations during this on call period.

Salary: £26,598 per annum pro rata

Package: Extensive Emergency Recruitment training and competitive salary, insurance and in country allowance when deployed.

Roster members must be within 8 hours flight time of London whilst 'on call' and undertaking trainings. Please detail how this applies to you in your supporting statement.

Please note that you must already have the appropriate visa(s) in place to attend the required training and attend briefings within the UK. The British Red Cross is unable to sponsor candidates.

Candidates who are already in employment with other organisations but who can be released at short notice are welcome to apply.

We will put all new recruits through the necessary training on emergency response. To be accepted onto the ERU you will be required to complete 33 hours of online training and attend the following training:

* IMPACT- IMPACT - 11-15 March 2019 - 5 day residential course

* ERU Foundation - 7 -12 April 2019 - 6 day residential course

* Security training - 16-19May 2019 - 4 day residential course

* Logistics Technical Training - 29 June-5 July 2019 - 5.5 day residential course

* Driver training - Various dates 2019 - 2 days

Accreditation for prior learning may be considered and exemptions to parts of the above courses may be taken into consideration.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 25th November 2018.

Please note successful applicants will be invited to complete a technical test followed by a telephone technical interview. These will be held over November and early December 2018. Candidates who pass these stages of the selection process will be invited to a Selection Day which will be held in London on one of the following dates 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th February 2019.

For further information see Job Role Profile and Candidate Guide.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Sophia Novelli on


As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes criminal records checks on all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

In the British Red Cross, we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes criminal records checks on all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience.

How to apply:

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