HR Data, Systems and Establishment Specialist - R/H11

Grade J Salary £30 948 - £35 835 Based In Leeds City Centre Closing date – 22 July 2019

The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional person who wants to work for the organisation that is playing a leading role in reshaping our local economy and forging better futures for millions of people.

That’s precisely what is on offer at West Yorkshire Combined Authority where a £1bn devolution deal has put the Leeds City Region at the forefront of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse delivery agenda.

The Combined Authority brings together five districts plus York, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.


The role

We are looking to appoint to this newly created role in our Human Resources Team.

You will be the HR lead and expert on all HR data and information systems, including managing and controlling the HR system, provision of management information, key performance indicators and data in relation to HR.  Providing appropriate reporting and analysis to support the Combined Authority’s business plans and strategies.

You will also be responsible for the reconfiguration and maintenance of current HR database and systems to ensure the right tools are in place to collect and analyse all workforce information and maintenance of the organisations establishment. 


The person

 You will be:

  • Educated to degree level in a business field, or significant practical experience of managing data systems.

And have:

  • Practical experience of successfully performing in a similar role
  • Experience of working within a confidential and sensitive environment.
  • Significant knowledge of HR systems and the extraction of data, producing meaningful reports and analysis


For more information about the work of the Combined Authority please visit


Our offer

We offer an excellent benefits package including access to a generous employer-contribution, local government pension scheme and fully funded travel throughout West Yorkshire by bus and rail with the MCard.  We also offer an encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals. 

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. 


Applicants with a disability will be offered an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met. 

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working or job share arrangements.


Please submit your application by 22 July 2019


Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.


Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.


Apply online

Please read the HR Data, Systems and Establishment Specialist role profile before applying for this post.

You can then Apply here