HR Analytics Lead

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our HR Systems team as we develop our people technology platforms and embark on our journey of implementing a market leading HR system. This role will play an instrumental part in our ongoing strategy to enhance our people reporting and analytics to drive data driven decisions, workforce productivity and engagement. If you are driven, forward thinking and have experience in a similar HR Analytics / MI role, we are keen to hear from you.

About the role:

As our HR Analytics Lead (Workday), you will be accountable for development, maintenance and delivery of workday reporting functionality and analytics.

You will also support the HR Systems Manager to lead & drive end-to-end process improvement and to execute successfully our future HR technology development roadmap.

Responsibilities will include: (see job description for detailed accountabilities):

  • Develop and maintain People Analytics dashboards, analysing data and reporting key trends/anomalies/points of interest to key stakeholders.
  • Design, build and support testing of Workday reports including Report Writer and custom reports.
  • Understand business requirements from HR and other stakeholders and translate them into new Workday reports.
  • Provide requests for people information and ad-hoc reporting requests
  • Support bi-annual Workday upgrades.
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Technicians Commitment
Salary per annum
in the region of 35,000 to 42,000
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working
Full Time
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Closing Date
21 August 2022
Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Experience working within an HR analytical / HR MI reporting role
  • Experience building reports, dashboards & associated data insights.
  • Experience using data visualization tools such as Tableau, or similar (e.g. PowerBI)
  • HR knowledge base with an understanding of HR functions, processes and data.
  • Experience using Workday and Workday Reporting including creating/maintaining calculated fields would be advantageous.
  • Good project tracking skills including involvement in enhancements and upgrades.
  • Excellent IT skills and high level of competence with MS Excel.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong attention to detail to produce accurate, high quality work.
  • The ability to quickly comprehend information and translate into reporting requirements.
  • Strong numerical aptitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • The ability to take ownership of tasks assigned and drive them forward.

Other information

Our hybrid working environment means you can focus on being productive and part of the team while enjoying the benefits of the Genome Campus when you are on site.

You can also find out more about our inspiring campus here.

Application Process:

Please include a CV and covering letter with your application describing how you meet the essential criteria for the role.

This is a rolling advert, we will consider applications and hold interviews on an ongoing basis and the role will close when a successful appointment has been made.


About Us

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth.

Our benefits:

There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Wellcome Genome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:

  • 25 days annual leave (extra 1 day to a maximum of 30 days for every year you work)
  • Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution (for more information, see our Pensions page)
  • Up to 2 days annual paid volunteering leave
  • Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave per year
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site Workplace Nursery salary Sacrifice Schemes for pre-school children and Summer holiday club
  • Life Assurance is accessible on day 1 for all 
  • Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract exceeding 12 months)
  • Enhanced maternity, parental and adoption leave
  • Access to substantial number of courses and training events onsite
  • Private Healthcare Scheme 
  • Eyecare and Dental payment plans
  • Concessions and discounts from our corporate perks site

Being part of the Wellcome Genome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:

  • Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
  • A car-share initiative
  • Free parking
  • A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
  • A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events

In 2020 we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.