HR Data Analyst

Are you experienced in using analytical techniques to identify issues and drive results? Do you enjoy problem solving and working with systems and data? Do you want to solve questions ranging from an unwanted increase in turnover to what is our most effective management span of control?

Then the Department for Education’s People Analytics Team could be the next step in your career!

Job description

We are a friendly, multi-disciplinary team responsible for embedding People Analytics across HR and the Department to ensure evidence-based decisions are made on our people.

We recently launched our new HR, payroll and expenses system, Workday, and we need an experienced Data Analyst to help us to leverage the benefits of this system now that our reporting offer is automated as far as possible.

This is a new role and there will be the opportunity to shape it. You will be responsible for:

• Using your experience as an analyst to undertake analytical projects, working with stakeholders across HR and the department to identify the root cause of key workforce issues, propose actions to improve outcomes, and monitor the progress and success of these.

• Measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of our HR programmes and initiatives.

• Inputting and shaping the future requirements and configuration of Workday, with a specific focus on people analytics software, e.g. Prism Analytics

• Creating and producing analysis on key workforce metrics such as the Gender Pay Gap; producing submissions to the Office for National Statistics and other external stakeholders; and providing assurance to our senior leadership team on the progress we are making against our HR and workforce strategy.

• Leading on the thinking as to how we can apply automation to HR business process and for our employees to improve efficiency in HR and the experience for our employees.


We’ll look at your previous experience to understand the skills and expertise you have developed in your career to date. Specifically, we are looking for evidence that you have the following experience:

• Coding experience (e.g. R, Python, etc.)
• Using analytical tools and techniques
• Using data visualisation techniques
• Automation
• Leveraging the benefits of a HR system to enable more effective data analysis and decision making

Desirable, but not essential, criteria includes:

• Experience using Workday or another cloud-based HR system

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Data analysis

Apply today!