HR Business Partner

Website South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

HR Business Partner (Organisation Development)

An opportunity has arisen within our Human Resources team for a part-time (job-share) HR Business Partner (OD). You will be joining us at an exciting time for HR and OD as we undertaking a review of our customer service delivery model and are about to embark on consultation on our new People Strategy for 2023 to 2026.  HR and OD are positioned at the heart of transformation and delivering a culture that encourages flexibility, learning and empowerment.

The overall purpose of the role is to work as a member of the HR Management Team to deliver the People Strategy for the service, specifically in relation to the OD elements, and to provide effective leadership to the OD team, ensuring all team objectives are delivered in an effective, efficient and timely manner.

You will be an experienced OD professional, MCIPD qualified or working towards this. You will have extensive knowledge of talent management, including workforce planning, recruitment & selection, succession planning and workforce development. You will have a comprehensive understanding of how OD contributes to wider organisational effectiveness and experience of managing a team; ensuring performance objectives are consistently achieved.

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 and OD practice and who is committed to our vision of making South Yorkshire safer and stronger.

For more information about the role contact Sue Kelsey, Head of HR, on 07766781812.

A job description and person specification for the role can be obtained via our website at or by contacting our Recruitment Team at

To apply for the post please download an application form from our website or contact

Closing date for applications is 09:00am hours on Wednesday 25th May 2022

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th June 2022

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 27 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 36 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.

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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