People Partner – Policy and Culture – Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Are you a HR professional looking for something different? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our fun, forward-thinking Fire and Rescue Service.

If you like every day being different and want to work with our dynamic front-line colleagues, support teams and the community then this role would be great for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our People Group. You will be joining our enthusiastic, hardworking, small, and supportive group, reporting to the Assistant Director People. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and passionate about people policy and culture, with a positive approach to working on initiatives.

You will be working with the Assistant Director People, People Manager, L&OD Manager and Recruitment Partner to work on all things policy and culture-related initiatives. We have a new people strategy in place and a supporting people and plan to deliver and that’s where you come in – if you enjoy working on people policies and initiatives through a values, culture and ED&I lens then we would welcome your application.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating our people policy pipeline and reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Delivering a range of people group initiatives, all linked to our values and culture.
  • Facilitating the inclusion networks, channels and frameworks that support a good culture.

Being visible and proactive in building effective and credible working relationships with colleagues, managers, employees, and representative bodies.

About you

Everyone is welcome at CFRS and we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and professional support team.

You will have a clear passion for people policy and culture-related initiatives and bring that passion with you into CFRS.  The Service is a fantastic, fun and unique organisation to be part of and your drive, experience and knowledge will help us on our journey.

In addition, we are looking for the following:

  • Must have a CIPD qualification at Level 5 or actively working towards, or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience of working in HR on policy and initiatives, and understanding of good practice in relation to both areas.
  • A natural ability to be able to coach, advise and support managers at all levels with their understanding of policy and the people group initiatives.
  • Experience of working with internal and external stakeholders to develop policies and deliver initiatives.

If you do not fully meet the requirements above but believe that you can clearly demonstrate in other ways the range of valuable skills, experience and knowledge recognised as relevant and important to this role, we would welcome hearing from you.

Working for us

You don’t have to wear a firefighter’s uniform and run into burning buildings to play an important role in the Service. A role in our People Group offers the chance of build a rewarding career and the motivation of giving something back to the community. We’re a modern and progressive place to work and promote our values and build a welcoming culture by:

  • Ensuring transparency and fairness, people are at the centre of everything we do
  • We’re proud to be a Disability Confident employer
  • We provide health and wellbeing support for everyone in the Service
  • We have inclusion ambassadors and established working groups for protected characteristics and menopause.

What we offer

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Health Cash Plan
  • A competitive pension scheme
  • Access to Blue Light Discount at hundreds of stores and events
  • Access to Health Shield Perks discounts
  • Family friendly policies – including flexible working
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • 28 days annual leave each year plus bank holidays, increasing with long service
  • Parking (site specific).

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please read the Recruitment Pack and complete an EDI Form and send your CV and covering Letter (detailing your suitability for the role and ideally examples of previous campaigns/work) to

*Please note any CVs submitted without a Covering Letter will not be considered.

If this role isn’t for you, but you know someone who might be interested – please share details with them.

We have the right to close this advert at any time.

Salary: £41,105 - £47,723 pa pay award pending (pro rata for part time hours)

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: July 31 2024

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