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HR Assistant (Employee Relations)

Are you organised, great at multi-tasking, and a people person? Then join our Employee Relations Team! 



Closing Date

16th June, 2024

Job Type

Support, Support Services

About this vacancy

About the role

As our HR Assistant (Employee Relations) you will support the Employee Relations team in developing and providing high quality support arrangements to all employees, which will assist employees staying in work, returning to work, or through difficult personal circumstances.

You will be responsible for:

  • Being the first point of contact for the team and for the escalation of employee relations issues
  • Supporting the attendance process at all stages.
  • Maintaining accurate records of progress and decisions / outcomes.
  • Acting as a contact point for individuals and line managers seeking access to welfare support and guidance.
  • Coordinating the mental health well-being champions, to provide a system of welfare / support arrangements.
  • Delivering workshops / facilitated events for employee relations.
  • Supporting the team in developing and delivering appropriate health and well-being initiatives to enhance engagement, increase productivity levels and reduce sickness absence.

Vacancy details

We are looking for someone who will be committed improving fire safety within businesses.

You must:

  • Be able to work on own initiative and without direct supervision confidentially .
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work confidently within a team and to interact with individuals in a friendly, courteous manner.
  • Be able to prioritise workloads and have strong organisational skills.


Experience and qualifications required 


  • A good general level of educational achievement.
  • CIPD qualification at Level 3 or equivalent or willingness to work towards.


  • Computer literate or ability to use IT applications in a wide range of applications.
  • Broad generalist HR experience with a particular understanding of Employee relations matters and casework.
  • Experience of working in a trade unionised environment, preferably the Fire Service.
  • Experience of supporting ED&I and wellbeing initiatives.


  • FTE: £30,638 to £31,079 per annum / Pro-rated: £20,0701 to £20,999 per annum
  • Part time
  • Permanent contract
  • 25-hour week
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Onsite gym facilities

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applications from people of any colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or disability are welcome. 

Everyone who works us is required to have a DBS check. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this, please contact

Abatement & Protected Pension 

If are in receipt of a Firefighter’s pension, before taking up employment with Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority you are required to notify Human Resources as Abatement Rules may apply.

If there are any adaptions or adjustments, we can make to help you in your application, or with our recruitment process, please contact us via e-mail or telephone.

For further information about the role please review the job description.

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