HR Data, Systems & Establishment Specialist - R/H11e

Grade J | £31,799 pa | pro-rata for part time staff | Location Leeds | Fixed Term (3-6 months) | Up to 37 hours per week | Part time/Job share considered | Closing date: 30 January 2022

HR Data, Systems & Establishment Specialist - R/H11e

Grade  J - £31,799 pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Fixed Term (maternity cover between 3 and 6 months)
Closing date - 30 January 2022

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

Are you an enthusiastic, data specialist looking for a short-term placement with flexibility?  Then this is the role for you?

 Here at West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking to appoint a HR Data, Systems and Establishment Specialist to join our HR team to cover the maternity leave of one our team members.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement that a £1.8bn devolution deal has been secured for West Yorkshire and the appointment of the new Mayor, we are striving to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

We bring together local councils and businesses, through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ensure that our work meets the needs of employers so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital.

The Role

This role is a key role in the HR Team.  In addition to supporting the existing HR System here at the Combined Authority there will be an opportunity to become involved in our new implemented corporate HR and Finance system and work with the providers.

Reporting into an HR Business Partner, your key responsibilities,

  • Being the HR technical lead and expert on all HR data and information systems, managing and controlling all aspects of these together with associated HR data and any GDPR implications
  • Leading on the development and provision of management information, key performance indicators and data in relation to HR metrics and business wide requirements, providing appropriate reporting and analysis to support HR’s and the Combined Authority’s business plans and strategies
  • Continually developing and providing a suite of reports on key HR data, analysing data and reporting findings to underpin strategic departmental and organisational management of a range of people issues
  • Being the main link with our ICT Team

Please review the Role Profile for more information about the responsibilities.


About you

You will have the following key skills, attributes, education and experience

  • Educated to degree level in a business field, or significant practical experience of data systems.
  • Practical experience of successfully performing in a similar role
  • Experience of working within a confidential and sensitive environment.
  • Knowledge of HR systems and extraction of data

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card zones 1-5
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role; please upload your CV to our online application tool. Then complete the supporting information tab linking your relevant work experience back to the role profile, bringing you CV to life.

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on Sunday 30 January 2022

Further Information

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

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

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful 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.

Terms and conditions

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.