Recruitment Manager (Maternity Cover)
Kempston Headquarters + Bedfordshire travel

Vacancy Reference: FSLA-002623

Location: Kempston Headquarters + Bedfordshire travel

Closing Date: 25/08/2022

Salary: £38,553 pa rising to £42,614 pa

Employment Type: Fixed term, full-time

Department: HR and Payroll

Hours Per week: 37

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced recruitment professional looking for a new challenge.

Job reference: REQ000158 
Package: 37 Hours Per Week, Hybrid Working, Flexitime Scheme with some out of hours working during evenings and weekends, Local Government Pension Scheme, 24 Days Annual Leave Plus Public Holidays 

Are you passionate about candidate sourcing and attraction? Are you able to adapt your approach in an ever-changing, complex and varied environment? Do you establish credible relationships with a diverse range of people?

If so, we’d like to hear from you!

What will I be doing?
You will promote Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service as an employer of choice by developing and implementing effective recruitment processes, in line with legislative requirements, best practice and through the incorporation of the Service’s positive action agenda. This will include engaging with different communities, promoting progression and opportunity.

What skills are we looking for?
You will be an expert who enjoys and has a talent for recruitment. You are detail oriented and able to work well under pressure, you are able to meet deadlines without compromising on quality and always ensure compliance with legislation. You will be a natural problem solver, with excellent communication skills and a desire to constantly strive for improvements.

You will need to be an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or have significant experience in Recruitment. 

You will have in-depth experience of using a wide range of candidate attraction techniques, developing and delivering high quality recruitment campaigns and processes whilst utilising a wide range of assessment and interviewing techniques.

Ability to attend sites across Bedfordshire is also essential.


  • We offer a competitive salary alongside a wealth of other fantastic benefits which include:
  • Flexi-time scheme to support your work-life balance, including flexible start and finish times, variable lunch breaks and flexi-leave days
  • Hybrid working with a mix of home and office based working
  •  Employee-friendly policies including flexible working and enhanced maternity leave
  • Access to a secure career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme, which includes a generous employer contribution as well as life cover and survivors pension
  • Holiday allowance of 24 days* (plus public holidays) on joining; increasing to 29 days* after 5 years' service and 31 days after 10 years' service (pro rota if part time or irregular working pattern)
  • Subsidised catering facilities providing hot and cold meals 
  • Free access to onsite gym facilities after induction, including access during lunch breaks
  • Free onsite parking
  • Training and Development and much more!

Note: Employees joining Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service who are moving from, another government body, or local authority may be entitled to retain their previous service for the purpose of continuity of some contractual entitlements including holiday allowance

If you are a leader determined to make a difference by promoting and influencing others to ensure a culture of equality that respects, values and celebrates diversity in the workplace, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing date:       Thursday 25 August 2022 
Interview date:    TBC

We are an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

For an informal discussion please contact Karen Heard, Resourcing Manager on 01234 331729


Please visit the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Website:
Here you will need to submit an up-to-date CV, which shows your full career history including any gaps in employment. We also require a supporting statement no more than three pages demonstrating how you meet all the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification contained within the Job Description which can be found linked below.