HR-OD Support Assistant

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Ref no: SFRS00800
Closes: Sunday, 8th October 2017
Published: Thursday, 14th September 2017
Location: SFRS Service Delivery Area West HQ, Bothwell Road, Hamilton
Salary: £17,429 - £18,738 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 24.75 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Category: Fire and Rescue
Sub-category: Support Staff

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) would like to invite applications for the post of HR-OD Support Assistant on a part-time basis within the Workforce Planning and Resourcing Team based at Hamilton on a temporary basis to 31 March 2018. The work pattern for the role is detailed within the attached Recruitment Information Pack.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small, friendly, busy team where you will operate within a fast paced, demanding environment and will have responsibility for a variety of administrative tasks associated with the timely and accurate delivery of an end to end workforce planning & resourcing service within the SFRS.


Reporting to the Team Leader, the key requirements of the role are to support the day to day administration of our online vacancies, campaigns and personnel movements. You will act as the liaison between managers, job applicants and internal personnel, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries. Duties involve the posting of job adverts, coordinating interviews, preparing offer paperwork, obtaining references, maintaining candidate tracking databases and updating systems in line with HR policies, processes and relevant documents.


The ideal candidate will be a team player and will have a background within an HR / Resourcing environment. Excellent PC skills and a working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word and Excel are essential. Experience of working with the ‘myjobscotland’ recruitment portal and iTrent is desirable, although training will be provided. 


We work super hard in our office and this really is a great opportunity to learn and develop skills very quickly and help contribute to the success of the team. Applicants require to be able to communicate effectively and be confident and courteous when dealing with customers offering support and guidance. You will need to be self-motivated and show flexibility in your working attitude. You must be able to understand what it’s like to work under pressure and to deadlines and an absolute essential is a good sense of humour!


If you have the relevant skills, experience and you are willing to travel/relocate, please complete your application. Please be advised that travel/relocation costs will not be provided.


Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack.


Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role are invited for interview.


If you would like to apply in a different format, please telephone Stephanie Smith on 01698 402332 or email


Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment

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