County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

People & Organisation Development Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (Employer)

New College Durham (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £153.55
37.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed
18 months (duration)
17 May 2021(start date)
Business Administrator (apprenticeship standard)
26 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a People and Organisation Development (POD) Apprentice to join County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS).


This is an apprenticeship role whereby the individual will be expected to carry out the following tasks with the on-going training and support of their line manager and colleagues:

  • To assist and support to the Senior HR Administrator for the day to day running of the administration tasks within the POD team ensuring all queries are dealt with in a timely manner
  • To support the process for administrating of any Occupational Health appointments required by members of staff
  • To support the administration of pre-employment checks for new starters to the Service and ensure they are completed in a timely manner, communicating appropriately with the recruiting managers
  • To provide general administration support for members of the POD team which will include monitoring of the HR e-mail inbox, filing of documentation, photocopying, organising meetings etc.
  • To support the POD team in ensuring both paper and electronic files are maintained in line with GDPR requirements
  • To maintain accurate records and information, using both manual and computerised systems
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with the line managers, colleagues and staff across the Service, and with trade unions and other relevant external contacts
  • To support the POD department in providing regular and timely information. This will include using the Fire Watch system
  • Be responsible for the maintenance and integrity of data held within the HR system for service personnel
  • Assist in representing the HR Team where appropriate both internally and externally

The areas of responsibility associated with a particular post may be amended from time to time, and where possible, consultation will take place prior to the change.  It is expected that the postholder will operate flexibly in any location and undertake any other tasks and projects which could reasonably be expected of someone holding this grade, including assisting other sections as required, commensurate with the grade or of a lower grade

Future Prospects

  • Possible progression

Skills Required

  • Able to work to deadlines and under occasional pressure when necessary
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work in a team
  • Ability to work with statistics
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Applications
  • Good attention to detail

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated
  • Flexible approach to the location and hours of work
  • Confidential
  • Approachable
  • Willing to accept responsibility / use initiative / ‘can do’
  • Good attendance record
  • Able to meet Service medical requirements approach

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE's grade A*-C (9-4) in maths and English or equivalent
  • Good standard of education

Training Provided

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house training and mentoring support
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