Transformation Workforce Strategy Analyst

Job reference:
BAS 114/19
Contract type:
Fixed-Term
Duration:
Fixed-Term Appointment (2 Years)
Salary:
Starting from £38,318
Benefits:
We offer generous benefits
Team:
HR team
Location:
Cambridge
Closing date:
1 December, 2019 1:15 pm

Description

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a world-leading centre for polar science and polar operations, investigating issues of global importance and helping society adapt to a changing world.

To help us do this, a significant amount of investment has been allocated over the next 10 years to:

  • Deliver a New Polar Research Vessel (RSS Sir David Attenborough)
  • Develop sustainable and efficient infrastructure in Antarctica
  • Identify future air capability for working in the polar regions

To ensure we fully realise the benefits of this investment, a programme of wider Transformation activity has been established that will see us modernise and re-shape our processes, systems and strategies, and work more effectively with our parent organisation UK Research and Innovation, and the other Research Councils under its umbrella.

We are looking for experienced, passionate and motivated individuals to support us on this journey of transformation making BAS fit for the future.

Purpose

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is entering a period of significant change, both in terms of its physical and business infrastructure. This fundamental shift in the way we operate requires a fresh approach to the way we look at our people and resource management. A programme of Transformation activity has been established that will support development of a number of areas of BAS business.

This role will be required to analyse current practices and processes and to help develop a more efficient, strategic and sustainable approach in the future. This includes:

  • Development of a HR analytics/people data reporting approach that allows BAS to improve business performance, workforce productivity and engagement.
  • Development and modernisation of existing workforce planning strategy, including succession planning strategy to ensure future resilience
  • Analysis and review of existing recruitment practices and processes, including developing standard approaches to Job descriptions, shifting from manual to online and integrated system

This role will work closely with other Transformation workstream leads to ensure alignment across all areas of the programme.

Duties

  • Complete a review of existing methods of workforce planning and recruitment practices across the organisation
  • Support mid to long term strategy development to optimise use of resources and assets.
  • Develop processes to produce data driven insights that will help BAS understand and predict workforce needs and behaviours
  • Complete job analysis to develop consistent and effective job descriptions.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to prepare and help to integrate changes.
  • Run workshops with appropriate stakeholders to elicit and document business processes and requirements.
  • Align processes across departments.
  • Encourage collaborative solution design across IT disciplines & business departments.
  • Ensure the right technology is in place to support modernised models.
  • Work with the BAS Management Team to embed new practices.

Please quote reference for any queries: BAS 114/19
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 1st December 2019
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: Wednesday 11 December 2019

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.

Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)

Interpersonal skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage positively with stakeholders at different levels - Essential

Qualifications

  • CIPD qualified or significant experience in a HR environment with direct involvement in recruitment services - Essential
  • A formal qualification in Business Analysis or significant experience in a business analyst role with evidence of reviewing integrated business systems - Essential

Skills / Experience

  • Significant experience in change management - Essential
  • Strong time and task management skills - Essential

You can apply for this job online or you can print off the application forms, fill them out by hand and mail them.

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If you would like to apply for this job but cannot apply online, you can print the application form(s) and post it back to us.

Please ensure you complete all required sections of the application form(s) and include a Cover Letter and a copy of your CV.

When posting your application, ensure there is sufficient postage.

These forms are in an OpenDocument format and may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. An accessible format may be requested by contacting us.

Send your completed application forms to:
Human Resources Team
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 0ET
United Kingdom

If you need more information

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 221400
Facsimile: +44 (0)1223 362616

The information you provide during the application process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements where necessary or, in the case of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire, to help BAS meet its equal opportunities policy.

The British Antarctic Survey will not share the information you provide with any third parties, and the information will be held securely by the British Antarctic Survey whether the information is in electronic or physical format. Please note that the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire will be detached from your application prior to the short-listing of candidates for interview.

Unsuccessful applications will be securely destroyed 6 months after the end of the recruitment process (or 1 year after the end of the recruitment process in the case of Marine Staff and AEP. The applications of successful applicants will be retained as part of their personnel file.

Further information can be found in the information notice of NERC, our parent body.