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Business Continuity Officer


Key Deliverable

-       Creation and maintenance of relevant BC plans,

-       Coordination and assistance to business lines in producing BIA’s,

-       Organisation of annual tests

-       Improvement actions



  • The BC officer is in charge of the operational implementation, roll-out and maintenance of business continuity and crisis management solutions in accordance with regulatory requirements, Group policies and specific policies defined by BNPP RE. He/she ensures the effectiveness and efficiency of the solutions defined. The role includes the following tasks:
  • Implement the business continuity program that addresses disaster recovery, business recovery and emergency response management.
  • Assist in defining the business continuity needs based on different crisis scenarios defined for London head office and UK regional offices taking into account the different dimensions involved (including information systems);
  • Raise the profile of Business Continuity through relationship building, communication, training and gaining business commitment and support;
  • Coordinate and help the Business Lines maintain their BIA’s and plans;
  • Suggest and implement the operational solutions required to achieve objectives (crisis team, fall-back site, cross-entity organisation, remote working, etc.);
  • Liaise with relevant Facilities Managers where health and safety has an interface with BCP;
  • Report all the work performed and planned in the BC & Crisis Management areas on a regular basis;
  • Develop, produce and update BCP materials and documentation compliant with Group/entity requirements (e.g., plans, emergency response procedures, call lists, test results, etc.);
  • Organise tests (user tests in recovery centres, etc.) to evidence the effectiveness of these solutions according to the scenarios identified and prepare a report on the results of these tests;
  • Analyse failures and suggest points for improvement;
  • Implement and follow-up actions for improvement;
  • If the BCP is activated, be a key player in the implementation of the BCP until the situation returns to BAU;
  • Assist in the self-assessment of business continuity and crisis management;
  • Provide information requested for reporting purposes and periodic control on business continuity activities within deadlines;
  • Prepare and organise the Business Continuity committees and minutes.

Person specification


Essential qualifications

·         Educated to degree level

·         Fluent in English (written and spoken)


Essential experience

·       A good level of experience in business continuity or areas that are relevant for business continuity management (e.g. IT, Risk, etc)

·       Good knowledge of Business Continuity strategy and planning

·       Good knowledge of major IT technologies in use within the organisation

·       Ideally experience in an company with a similar organisation (1 head office and several very small to medium regional offices)

·       Proven ability to earn trust and respect with colleagues and senior management

·       Strong collaboration skills and ability to work across both functional and geographical lines

·       Basic understanding of ISO22301


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