Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Resourcing our people

Strategic resourcing assists effective organisational management by identifying potential changes and implementing improvements in advance. This ensures the Authority can plan for the future and will manage the Service to meet Public Safety Plan goals.


Over the next five years we will develop and implement a Resourcing Strategy, enabling us to:

Prepare for change

It is vital that we can effectively plan for the future. We use a variety of means to expertly scan the horizon, looking for internal and external influences which will affect the way we work. This is a proactive and forward-thinking approach which allows us to target funds where they are most needed, invest in our staff and see obstacles before they arrive at our door.

New ways of working
Flexible working practices
Alternative working
Collaboration and secondment
Design the future
Engage with workforce
Diversify services
Support equality and diversity

Our latest resourcing updates

Explore collaboration

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
In June 2015 the Fire Authority signed off a Memorandum of Understanding with Royal Berkshire and Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Services. The purpose of the MOU is to commit each fire and rescue service to look at collaboration within the…

Assist with the future

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
Reduced numbers of incidents Over the last decade (between 2002/03 to 2012/13) there has been a dramatic reduction in the number of fire related incidents and consequent deaths and injuries across the country.   2002/03 – 2012/13 England Buckinghamshire &…

CFOA ageing workforce research participation

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
There has been a lot of research around how we can adapt to support an ageing operational workforce in the future. This is why our People Strategy clearly sets out our intention to refocus and ensure older Fire-fighters are fully…

Buckingham dementia-friendly alliance

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
A dementia-friendly community is one that continually works to improve social inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia and one that involves the whole community working together. Over the coming months employees at Buckingham Fire Station are planning…

Child obesity

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
Buckingham Fire Station personnel are currently planning two initiatives to help tackle the growing child obesity problem. The first initiative will target key stage two children who will attend the Fire Station as part of their curriculum to be given…

Co-responding to medical emergencies

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
The Service has been working closely in collaboration with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) since March 2014, providing co-responding assistance to medical emergencies. SCAS, as with many ambulance trusts, are experiencing difficulties in meeting their attendance times to red one and…


By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
Following the Government’s announcement on the 14 June 2015 stating their intention to enshrine in law, the commitment to create three million apprenticeships by 2020, and for public sector bodies to play a mandatory role in achieving that commitment, Buckinghamshire…

Succession planning

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
We know from our workforce planning data what knowledge, skills and experience we are likely to lose soon. This valuable data allows us to prepare for the future and develop our people for new roles and responsibilities in the longer…

Our equality and diversity objectives

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
Our overall strategic objective is to employ the best people. We will do this by:   Recruiting, engaging and retaining the most high-performing, highly motivated people regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex,…