• Full Time
  • Reading

RBFRSofficial Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service



Salary:  £33,486 – £38,553 per annum, Grade 5 (pay award pending)

Location – Service Headquarters, Calcot, Reading

Excellent annual leave allowance of 27 days, plus public holidays and, flexible working hours

Superb Pension Schemes available

Onsite gym and parking facilities

Other information about our benefits can be found here

We work within a diverse and inclusive environment and invest in our employee’s wellbeing, training and development whilst providing them with flexible working arrangements which offers a great work life balance.

An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) for an experienced HR Adviser to join our busy team.

You will join the team as an HR Adviser, working with the Senior HR Adviser – Organisational Development to provide guidance and deliver an excellent level of customer service whilst working collaboratively with the wider HR team to meet our service priorities and objectives.

You will be an experienced and pro-active individual who will be able to confidently and effectively manage and lead on a portfolio of complex HR case work, policy and project work.  Existing experience working at Adviser level is a must.

The successful candidate will demonstrate and promote leadership behaviours in line with the Job Profile and our Behaviour Competency Framework (as attached).

Specifically we are seeking individuals who work well in a team, are efficient and organised and can take the initiative.

About the role

As an HR Adviser you will be able to manage conflicting priorities, managing a caseload of work while providing advice and support to managers and staff on a range of employee relations issues including absence, performance, disciplinary, grievance and organisational restructures.

The role requires you to implement policy and procedural improvements and ensure all employee related policy and procedures remain current and in line with legislation and best practice.  You will also produce and review management information reports across a range of contextual and performance measures

About you

Your key skills and experience will include:

Experience of working in an HR Adviser (or equivalent) role

Sound understanding of employment legislation

Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to produce reports and analyse management data to  inform HR and organisational decisions

Proven ability to develop and amend policies in line with legislative changes and organisations need

Have or working towards Level 5 CIPD qualification or equivalent

Application and selection process

The selection process will involve:

A role related task

Two stage interview process

If you are interested in applying for this position click Apply Now.

Please see the link to the Job Profile.

For further details about the role please contact Lucy Greenway, Senior HR Adviser – Organisational Development at to arrange an informal discussion.

Please note we do not accept applications via Agencies or CV’s without an accompanying application form.

Closing date for applications is 09:00 hours on 30 August 2022.

Interview/Assessment Dates: 5 – 9 September 2022

Anticipated start date: September/October 2022

The Behavioural Competency Framework allows us to easily identify the behaviours that drive successful performance and enables us to deliver an effective service. The behaviours detailed within the job profile will be assessed throughout the selection process.

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At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, we want you to bring your whole self to work.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are more than just words for us. That’s why we are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels included and respected, and where no one is unfairly discriminated against. All applications are considered on merit alone. We are a

Disability Confident Leader – if you meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Simply: Our community is varied and diverse. Our workforce should be too.

At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, everyone is welcome.

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