South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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People Partner (People Relations)

Contract: 1 x permanent post, 1 x fixed term contract for 12 months

Salary: Grade 7 - (£32,020 - £34,723) pending pay award

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Work Pattern: Monday - Friday (flexi time)

Location: Agile working (Home / District based within South Yorkshire)

An opportunity has arisen within South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue for People Partner within our People Relations team for both a permanent and a fixed term post.  The People function is positioned at the heart of transformation that supports the growth and success of the service and you will be joining us at a very busy but exciting time as we embark on the implementation of a number of new culture strategies that are aligned to our vision and values, through our new Culture Programme.

The overall purpose of the role is to contribute to the delivery of the service’s People Strategy and be a positive and proactive member of the People function.  Working with our team of People Partners, you will support the people management team by providing customer-focused, timely, comprehensive and pragmatic advice and support to employees and managers within your District and Service areas, in line with service policies, procedures and legal requirements.

You will be an experienced HR professional having worked within a generalist/business partnering role, with a particular emphasis on ER case work and advice.  CIPD qualified, you will have proven experience of conducting discipline and grievance investigations and presenting at hearings.  Working closely alongside Service officers and managers you will have the ability to coach, motivate & develop others, including assisting with the development of managers’ skills and advising and guiding them through relevant policies.

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.

The permanent post will be based at Parkway Fire Station.  The fixed term post may be based at any Fire Service location depending upon case work requirements.  Agile working is supported for both posts.

For more information about the role contact Liz Stones, People Relations Manager on 07920 536445.

To apply for the post please submit a copy of your CV with a covering letter explaining, with specific examples, how you meet the essential criteria within the person specification to

Closing date for applications is 0900 hours on Friday 1 December 2023. 

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 28 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 37 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.

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This content was last updated on November 14th, 2023