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Our firefighters, control teams and support staff are ready for action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  

Emergency response is our most recognisable role. We attend over 90,000 incidents a year. This can cover everything from fires, traffic collisions, water rescues, and chemical spills.  

Our role begins long before any 999 call is made. In communities across Scotland we work to deliver safety messages in the fight against fire.  

We also have a hardworking team of support staff. This includes accountants, ICT specialists, and technicians. All without whom we could not function and support our front line. 

We adhere to high service standards and commitment to development. This ensures that our staff continue to be among the best equipped and highly trained in the world. 

Our current vacancies can be found at MyJobScotland.

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Lead People Adviser Job Vacancy

If you have a strong background in employee relations, HR expertise and experience in managing a team, our People Directorate want to hear from you.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing innovative approaches to creating an effective People advisory service;
  • Managing complex ER cases;
  • And collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders

Applicants must hold a degree level qualification (or equivalent), Associate Diploma in People Management, and Associate Membership of the CIPD.

This is a full-time position which offers flexible working options, and we welcome applications for part-time or job-share arrangements.

Further details can be found in the Vacancy Advert and our Recruitment Information Pack.

If you’re interested in applying for the role, please send your CV to by midnight on Sunday 10 March 2024 to be considered.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 21st and 22nd of March.

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