HR Systems Consultant

Client: London Borough of Southwark

Location: Flexible Working

Salary: £40,503 - £47,736

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 June 2023 23:30

HR Systems Consultant

Flexible working: 2/3 days in the office, subject to business needs.

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

We are moving into an exciting phase of change at the Council and as we expand the team, we are looking for a colleague who to round us out, and bring with them key skills and experience to enable us to add greater value to both HR and The Council.

You’ll be joining a small specialist team with responsibility for both HR Systems Management, and Data Insights.  You’ll be working closely with key stakeholders within HR, across the wider business functions, and with external technology partners, taking responsibility for the configuration, maintenance, operation, and ongoing administration of existing software (SAP, Talent Link, iCasework, Org publisher, and other smaller HR technology solutions), using various change methodologies to ensure appropriate controls and governance is in place.

Your expertise will also contribute to shaping significant change in the HR Systems landscape.

About You:

You’ll bring with you:

Expertise in systemic change management

A demonstrable track record of proactively identifying and delivering system enhancements that create organisational value, and expertise defining and analysing business processes and dataflows

Significant experience delivering end to end technology related upgrades

An analytical and solutions-oriented mind-set that focuses on continuous improvement

Beyond the technical skills you’ll bring, you’ll have:

The ability to build rapport, persuade and influence others

Demonstrable experience in questioning, problem solving and taking initiative

Outstanding communication skills and ability to translate technical requirements into clear business language to senior stakeholders, and a willingness and ability to flex communication style to your audience

Excellent organising/planning skills, great attention to detail, with the ability to coordinate and manage multi-task changes and organise workloads in a structured and logical way, working to deadlines

Demonstrates informal leadership behaviours and practices - Comfortable with ambiguity, with a growth mind-set,

Additional Information:

Expertise across MS Office suite, particularly Excel & Visio, and preferably with MS Projects expertise

Change execution/Delivery and/or project experience (agile or waterfall)

A good understanding of HR processes and procedures

Additional salary details:

Annual leave: 29 days + Bank Hoildays

Benefits and more Information: 

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We are an organisation that is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated by our council-wide commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with under-represented backgrounds including candidates from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna on or call 07895 300 513.

Closing Date:   Wednesday (midnight) 14th June

Interviews: 27th-29th June