People Data Analyst

Job Description

About us: 

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group which is growing to meet opportunities in the education market. From a single Further Education college, the organisation has evolved into an international group including secondary, further and higher education, apprenticeship and workforce training, consultancy and commercial business.

We empower everyone in the business to go further in learning and in life, by recognising their uniqueness and by providing an environment which builds confidence and raises aspirations. 

The Group has doubled in size through acquisition in the past 3 years and currently has a turnover of approximately £85m. Further organic growth is targeted through online opportunities, higher education, increasing commercial revenue streams as well as potential acquisition growth.


Job role:  

As our People Data Analyst you will have autonomy of our HRIS database (Itrent), which includes upgrades, general maintenance, and meeting FE compliance obligations. You will manage and be responsible for the data integrity and reporting, Liaising with our third-party HRIS provider and work closely with our payroll team to align monthly payroll, pensions, and rewards data.  

You will be inspiring and supporting stakeholders by providing expert advice on any proposed changes to the data structures and building confidence and credibility of HR data. This role is available at Oxford or Reading with flexibility to be based at either location.


What do you need to be successful in this role? 

You will need to be pro-active, organised and confident to manage the HR and customer input to all HRIS projects, whilst positively managing any conflicting priorities. Your results orientated approach will assist in forming business partnerships and cross functional collaboration across the business ensuring that projects deliver the planned benefits on time and in budget. 

 Experience of delivering excellence within a fast-paced environment and working smarter on achieving data integrity is essential. We are results orientated, seek continuous improvement in everything we do and have an appetite for projects that improves the way we work. Itrent experience would be beneficial but is not essential. You must have demonstrable experience on HRIS/ data systems. 

If you have good customer services skills, enjoy improving data systems, have experience of building business relationships with key stakeholders and passionate about developing a people data strategy, we would like to hear from you. 


What are the benefits of working in this team? 
This role enjoys 30 days' annual leave and the flexibility to manage your time within an open and friendly culture. The team are a close-knit supportive team that are advocates of change and transformation and are continuing working on ways in which managers can embed into the Activate Learning environment. 


What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand. 

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies - bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme. 


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive. 

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form. 


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK. 

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity. 

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly. 

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.