South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

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People Officer (People Services – Transactions)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 5 (£22,571 - £24,920) (Pay Award Pending)

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Work Pattern: Monday - Friday (Flexi Time)

Location: Agile working (Home / CHQ, Eyre Street Sheffield)

An opportunity has arisen for a People Officer within People Services in the Transactions team. You will be joining us at an exciting time for the People function as we are undertaking a review of our customer service delivery model and are about to embark on consultation on our new People Strategy for 2023 to 2026.  The People function is positioned at the heart of transformation and delivering a culture that encourages flexibility, learning and empowerment.

Based at our Headquarters and supervising a team of four People Assistants, you will support the People Services Manager in the provision of a high quality, effective and efficient customer-focused transactional people service for all employees and stakeholders, in order to ensure the delivery of the service’s People Strategy.

With an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent, you will have a good understanding of HR and Organisational Development processes, including experience of applying administration procedures and systems to provide a quality transactional HR service.

Your style and approach will reflect our values and aspirations, acting with honesty, integrity and respect. We are looking for someone with a real passion for people and HR practice who is committed to our vision of making South Yorkshire safer and stronger and this is a perfect opportunity for someone who is interested in taking the next step in their HR career.

For more information about the role contact Chris Lewis, People Services Manager, on 07920 536461.

An application form for the role can be found here or by contacting our Recruitment Team at

Closing date for applications is 09:00am hours on Tuesday 27 September 2022. 

New starters will normally commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. We offer 27 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays.  Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 31 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 36 days.  We also operate a generous flexi time attendance scheme.

Other benefits include; a cycle 2 work scheme, a free on site gym, enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Other (LGBT+) or are disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

This content was last updated on September 14th, 2022