EDI and Senior HR Business Partner – West Midlands Fire Service

It’s an exciting time to be part of West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS). Our vision is to make the West Midlands safer, stronger, and healthier.  Our highly trained staff aim to deliver the best fire, rescue and risk reduction services which have our communities at heart – helping them to stay safe and to thrive.

WMFS is a dynamic and innovative organisation committed to fostering leadership excellence and driving organisational success. We are dedicated to empowering our people to be the best version of themselves and seeking to improve the employee experience through inclusive and equitable workplace practices.

Reporting to the Head of People, the Senior EDI & HR Business Partner will play a key role in aligning HR strategies with business objectives.  You will effectively oversee, and be responsible for, the performance of the business partnering team ensuring that HR, EDI, and Regard and recognition activities are proactive and innovative.

In particular, you will:

  • Implement and embed a proactive partnering people function, supporting the organisation to deliver its priorities and overall strategy
  • Develop, embed, and refine EDI strategies and initiatives to promote inclusion and belonging
  • Ensure that people policies are innovative and progressive and inline with legislation
  • Develop and implement an organisational strategy for reward and recognition
  • Develop and execute employee engagement strategies, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Oversee the employee lifecycle, implementing process improvements, through a lens of the employee experience

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in a HR and/or EDI Business Partnering role including a CIPD Level 7 qualification (or working towards)
  • A strong understanding of UK employment law and its practical application.
  • Excellent communication skills, together with the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels and build credibility quickly.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable with an enthusiastic approach and a “can do” attitude.
  • Project, programme, and change management experience within a complex environment
  • Ability to challenge standard processes and drive improvements.

In return we are offering:

  • A competitive salary of up to £53,696 per annum
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days plus bank holidays.
  • Access to a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Access to Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site – free – gym
  • On site free parking
  • Access to Blue light and Sports & Welfare Discounts

To express your interest in this exciting opportunity you should submit your curriculum vitae alongside a detailed personal statement, outlining your skills and experience in relation to the role as detailed in the job summary.

Closing date for applications is Monday 27th May 2024. Interviews for this role are likely to take place w/c 10th June 2024.

We welcome applications from all eligible candidates, however as women and Black and minority ethnic (BAME) employees are currently underrepresented in our management roles, we particularly encourage applications from these groups.

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

For further information about West Midlands Fire Service please visit our website at www.wmfs.net  If you would like to discuss the role in more detail then please contact Kelly Harding, Head of People, at Kelly.Harding@wmfs.net

Salary: A competitive salary of up to £53,696 per annum

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: May 27 2024

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