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HR Systems Manager

Human Resources
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
40,322 - 49,553
Interview Date
26 March 2020
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Role Description

The University of York is one of the UK's leading Universities, critical to our continued success is our people. In Human Resources (HR) we play a central role in delivering a range of services to support the delivery of the University strategic goals and sustain high performance. We achieve this through our people.

HR is a major support function within the University. We provide a full range of HR services in a large and complex University. We’re looking for a HR Systems Manager to lead our System team who develop and maintain the technology required to support the University HR Strategy, both in terms of the core HR digital platform but also the technology that supports efficient and effective service provision and transactional management.

Main Duties

  • Developing and maintaining the HR Technology provision (in conjunction with the University IT Services Developers) to support the University HR Strategy.
  • Ensure the seamless integration of HR policy, process and technology (through stakeholder engagement, robust process maps and expert input on best practice)
  • Develop and implement the University HR data and insight model
  • Lead and develop the HR Systems team

The HR Systems Team currently maintains the following people systems: Resourcelink, E-recruiter, Kronos, Dashboard, Zendesk, Tableau ensuring their smooth running by checking interfaces, data-flow and accuracy, analysing problems and providing solutions, liaising with internal and external suppliers when necessary.

One important aspect of the role will be to develop partnerships with policy and process owners, identifying, developing and delivering both tactical and strategic HR systems enhancements to improve efficiency and effectiveness to enable our HR strategy. Overseeing these developments in a project management capacity, you will work closely with our IT team and users to enhance current integrations and interoperability.

Key Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent further education
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of HR Systems and their integration with people processes and policy
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Experience of managing technology, processes, data and insight to deliver against an agreed strategy
  • A proven ability to work flexibly and deliver results across multiple, significant pieces of work, balancing competing priorities within the context of a complex and changing environment

If you are interested in how Human Resources plays a part in delivering the University of York strategy, enjoy working as part of a team and can bring a positive and curious approach coupled with great knowledge of how technology can support an organisation’s people proposition then this is an exciting opportunity.

Closing Date: 1 March 2020
Interview Date: 26 March 2020

For informal enquiries, please contact Iona Rodger ( Reward Manager.

What we offer as an employer:

  • 38 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Competitive salary (£40,322 - £49,553)
  • Generous Pension (21.10% Employer contribution)
  • Flexible working
  • Flexible benefits scheme (including cycle to work, dental & health plans, season ticket loans)
  • Attractive Campus environment including onsite Sports Village (gym, swimming pool) restaurants and shops

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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