Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Managing our talent

Talent management is the systematic attraction, identification, development, engagement, retention and deployment of individuals who are of value to an organisation, either in view of their ‘high potential’ for the future or because they are fulfilling business/operation-critical roles.

Talent consists of those individuals who can make a difference to organisational performance either through their immediate contribution, by developing their strengths or, in the longer-term, by demonstrating the highest levels of potential.

– Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 2015

Talent management strategy

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

Analyse service requirements

It is important that there are no critical skill gaps and we maintain optimal resilience across the Service. It is also important that we are well-equipped to identify those who have the desire and ability to take on various new skills and responsibilities needed to take us forward and then develop and prepare these people for the future.

It is our ethos to develop people from within the Service wherever we can, because we believe that many of the best people to improve the Service already work here.

Performance appraisals
Robust development centres
Develop acceleration programmes
Cross mentoring
Menu driven learning
Enhance staff skills
Evaluation of learning

Our latest talent management updates

Long service awards – 2016

By People Admin | 6th November 2016

SAFE awards 2016

By People Admin | 6th November 2016
COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY – LOUISE SMITH Louise joined the service as an On Call firefighter at High Wycombe in 2014 and has recently moved into a new role of Wholetime Specialist Firefighter. Louise is ever present volunteering at High…