People and Organisational Development Partner (Recruitment and Workforce Planning) – Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

This role has a starting salary of £43,923 per annum, based on working 36-hours per week. This is an 18-month fixed term / secondment opportunity. 
We are excited to be hiring a new People and Organisational Development Partner (Workforce Planning and Recruitment) to join our fantastic People, Organisational Development and Pensions team. The team is based in Woodhatch place, Reigate, Surrey.
Rewards and Benefits
  • 26 days’ holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service and 30 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave.
  • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing.
  • Up to 5 days of carer’s leave per year.
  • Paternity, adoption and dependants leave.
  • A generous local government salary related pension.
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more.
  • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year.
  • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resource.
  • Blue light discount card.
About the Team

The People and Organisational Development Team is overseen by the Chief of Staff in the Fire and Rescue Service which sits within the Communities, Protection and Emergencies directorate.
About the Role
As the People and Organisational Development Partner, you’ll collaborate closely with the Strategic People and Organisational Lead to design, develop and implement the people and organisational development strategies and projects. The role will include managing multiple stakeholders and building relationships with line managers, trade unions and the wider council. Additionally, you will also work closely with our Learning Development and Assurance Manager as well as our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead to ensure the People Strategy is implemented and embedded across all areas of the Service.
You’ll be managing and implementing bespoke People and Organisational Development interventions in the Fire and Rescue Service that will build organisational resilience and deliver outstanding performance. This will include supporting complex and politically sensitive change programmes working closely with our central HR advisory team, organisational development and business partnering teams within the County Council. You will also be required to use up-to-date knowledge of contextual developments within and outside the organisation and service to drive efficiencies and facilitate a continuous improvement approach within the service.
Shortlisting Criteria:
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly outline your skills and experience regarding the following:
  1. Please outline your experience of participating and/or leading organisational change and culture.
  2. Please outline your experience of working and building relationships with multiple stakeholders in a complex working environment.
  3. Please outline your experience of successfully leading a team.
  4. Please tell us why you are interested in being considered for this position.
Contact Us
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
For an informal discussion please contact Surrey Fire and Rescue Service via email at
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21 May 2024. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Our Values
Our values are as important as our abilities and shape who we are as an organisation. Discover more about our values.
Before submitting your application, we recommend you read the job description. Our Life at Surrey handbook also attached provides insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
Our Commitment
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application.
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form.
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

Salary: £43,923 per annum

Contract type: 18-Month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment - Full Time

Closing date: May 21 2024

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