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Hr Assistant
  • Employer: Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Reference: RBFRS/22/196018
  • Published: Tue 17/05/2022, 11:29 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/06/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,129- £25,927 per annum, Grade 3
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Calcot, Reading, Berkshire

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Hr Assistant

At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, our teams make working here a great experience. We are passionate about employee wellbeing, development and training. In HR, we play a vital role in helping our teams succeed, by working in partnership with the Service, as one team, to create a welcoming and inclusive culture that supports our People Strategy. We encourage our employees to work flexibly so that they can enjoy a work life balance.

We have an opportunity available for someone keen to evolve and develop in HR, supporting the delivery of service through the effective administration of HR and payroll. This interesting and varied role would suit someone who is looking to expand their horizons and gain additional skills to support their career development.

This is a period of significant challenge and change facing the Public Sector and we need an individual to join our team who has the enthusiasm to provide outstanding customer service, and are efficient, accurate and organised, as well as having excellent IT skills.

As HR Assistant you’ll be responsible for delivering a high level of service, ensuring that work is processed accurately and efficiently and within agreed timescales.

Other key focuses of the role are to:

  • Be the first point of contact via phone, email and face to face for all staff and managers, this includes managing the HR inbox
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate and reliable data held within both the manual and electronic HR information, payroll and pensions systems
  • Dealing with day to day queries (e.g. payroll, health and wellbeing, process guidance)
  • Undertake and update all HR processes for individual employees throughout the employment lifecycle
  • Administer employee benefit schemes including pay, pensions, additional allowances, car provisions, and cycle to work

Key role requirements are detailed in the job profile, which include:

  • CIPD Level 3 certificate in HR or equivalent and/or relevant experience working within a HR team
  • 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at level 4 or above
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Someone who understands the importance of planning
  • Proven track record of process efficiency
  • Excellent IT skills
  • An enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn and is flexible in approach

The successful candidate will be inspired to demonstrate and promote 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 and strive to make improvements in the delivery of a quality service.

Benefits include:

Excellent annual leave allowance of 24 days, plus public holidays and flexible working hours

Superb Pension Schemes available

Onsite gym and parking facilities

For further details about the role please contact Emma Scott, Senior HR Adviser Service Provision at to arrange an informal discussion.

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

It is anticipated the interview and assessment process will take place w/c 13 June 2022.

Anticipated start date: Immediate

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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