Human Resources Assistant

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
Headquarters, St Michaels Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2HJ
starting salary £28,371
Closing date
31 Dec 2099

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Emergency Services
Job Type
Human resources / OD / Training
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Working Pattern

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About Us

A modern fire and rescue service relies upon a talented team of support staff to help deliver the service the community expects. These roles are wide and varied and include Administration Support, Human Resources, ICT, Finance, Planning & Performance, Resources & Workshops, and Training & Development.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to work as part of our dynamic team to help provide a full range of Human Resources services to employees of SFRS.

As the HR assistant you will support the HR Officers and the team providing advice and support to managers, employees and key stakeholders within the Service maintaining our fast-paced HR function. This is a generalist role, and you will cover all aspects of HR including payroll, recruitment, casework, occupational health and pensions. You will ensure that all data and documents relating to pay are processed on the Human Resources Information System, liaising with the contracted payroll provider on all pay related issues. The role also co-ordinates and oversee all aspects of the recruitment process for vacancies within the Fire and Rescue Service.

For an informal discussion please contact the HR Department on 01743 260200.

The post is 37 hours per week located at Brigade Headquarters, Shrewsbury and offers the following benefits:

  • Flexi time scheme to support work life balance
  • Hybrid working (1 day working from home per week)
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Competitive annual leave entitlement
  • Training & Development opportunities
  • Blue Light Card giving generous savings on many retail products
  • Career progression
  • Free car parking.


Applicants must have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and possess 3 GCSE passes or equivalent including English Language. The individual must hold or be working towards a Level 3 CIPD Foundation Certificate. Excellent Microsoft office skills are essential as is experience in a busy office environment. An understanding of current employment legislation, knowledge of HR management information systems and previous experience of processing payroll/pensions would be beneficial.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this role will take place whilst the advert is live. The advert will close once a successful candidate is secured.

The post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check, references and medical clearance.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality and diversity at work. We positively welcome applications from disabled people and minority groups who are under-represented in our Service.

Supporting documents
HR Assistant Job Description.doc


From Monday 11th December an exciting change is happening for us as an organisation - we will be implementing a brand-new system which will improve your candidate experience!  

If you have an application in progress with us on, or after, Monday 11th December – don’t worry, this will continue as it normally would and there will be no impact on your application or the process. More information on our new and improved system will be coming soon, so keep an eye on the WMJobs help pages

Company info
01743 260200
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
St Michael's Street
United Kingdom

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