UK STARTS HIRING FOR CRISIS CENTRE
London, Feb. 9: The UK government has begun hiring for jobs in a new crisis command and control centre to be set up to tackle with a chaotic nodeal Brexit next month, a media report said on Saturday.
Briefing notes have been issued by the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to recruitment agencies to seek potential recruits for the so-called EU Exit Emergencies Centre (EUXE).
“The EUXE centre is designed to be a temporary measure and the authority expects its lifetime to last about six months, with a potential for further extensions in three-month periods, should an ongoing need arise, potentially up to two years,” the job description reportedly reads. Applicants are expected to be recruited on a six-month contract with an option for threemonth extensions up to two years.
Their qualifications must include an “unflappable” approach while briefing ministers and the UK Cabinet Office on any unfolding emergencies in a no-deal scenario. They could earn between 300 and 400 pounds a day and must be prepared to start by the end of this month, as the March 29 Brexit deadline nears.
According to report, DEFRA is recruiting for at least three different roles: briefing emergency centre officers, liaison emergency centre officers and situation emergency centre officers.