Civil Service advertises for 'resilience advisers' to cope with Brexit 'disruption'

Ministers are recruiting civil emergency workers to help cope with Brexit (Mark Kerton/PA) Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

A team of civil emergency workers earning up to £50,000 each is being recruited to help the country cope with Brexit.

The resilience advisers would help tackle any "disruption" caused by Britain’s exit from the European Union whether it crashes out or leaves with a deal.

They would be employed until June 2019 but the roles could be extended or made permanent, according to the advertisement.

The Resilience and Emergency Division (RED) posts are billed as "exciting and challenging" and come with a £45,938 salary, rising to £50,006 in London.

Applicants are told the RED helps communities "respond to and recover from civil emergencies of all types".

The advertisement, posted by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), calls for three resilience advisers for "EU Exit Readiness and Response Support to Local Preparedness".

It states: "We have nine-month secondment opportunities (with the possibility of extension) to support MHCLG’s preparations for EU Exit, both in the case of a no-deal or negotiated exit.

"These roles are to provide support to the local resilience community to develop, test and exercise plans for the mitigation of any disruption following our exit from the EU."

A MHCLG spokesman said: "It is in everyone's interests to secure a good deal for both sides and we think that is by far and away the highest probability, but we have a duty to plan for the alternative.

"We continue to work closely with local areas, and meet representatives regularly. Government is doing the sensible thing and taking precautions as we plan for all scenarios."