Employment Type
Duration of employment
Job Location
West Midlands Fire Service, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 4HW
Working Hours
37 hours per week
Base Salary
£70,000 -£75,000 Per year
Closing date
2nd August 2021
Position title
Strategic Enabler Human Resources Manager

We are looking for a human resources manager to join our Strategic Enabling Team.

West Midlands Fire Service is an ambitious and progressive organisation, always seeking to be at the forefront of best practice as an employer and a service provider.

We are in the middle of a programme of change which reflects our ambition to be the most innovative fire service in the country and, to help us deliver this change, we have created an exciting new role in our People team.

A full job summary is available to download below:

Strategic Enabler HR Manager Job Summary
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As an experienced people leader, you will have the ambition, ability, skills and experience to deliver innovative best practices aligned to our dynamic needs. A member of the Strategic Enabling Team, you will be highly driven, resilient and goal orientated, with a talent for inspiring and motivating teams to work in partnership to ensure the successful delivery of our strategic People priorities.

Drawing on significant experience in the development and delivery of people strategy, change and transformation and complex employee relations, you will influence, engage and enable the delivery of innovative HR and OD solutions. You will rapidly build strong relationships and credibility to lead a quality-driven and responsive range of people services including recruitment, retention, employment policy, workforce information and planning, organisational development, employee relations, pay and reward and change management.

As part of transforming our services, we are investing in digital approaches to create efficiencies and smarter ways of working. We are currently embedding the Oracle system as our new digital platform to underpin our performance and delivery to our communities.

You will need to be confident with maximising the use of technology to deliver the best people support services.


We are looking for a leader who is committed to embedding a diverse and inclusive culture and will work in partnership with key internal and external stakeholders.
If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

To express your interest in this exciting opportunity you should submit your curriculum vitae alongside a detailed personal statement, outlining your skills and experience in relation to the role as detailed in the job summary.

Job Benefits
  • Friendly working environment
  • Occupational Health and Welfare facility
  • Occupational Pension Scheme
  • On-site gym (at Headquarters)
  • Catering facilities with hot and cold food (at Headquarters)

For more details or to enquire further about this position please contact recruitment@wmfs.net

To apply, please click the Apply Now button. Then upload your CV under the 'Part 1' field and a supporting personal statement under the 'Part 2' field provided.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend for interview on 10th September and complete online assessments during August.

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Behavioural framework, strategic level.

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