Business Information & Reporting Analyst [HR]

Job Reference netrail/TP/45517/2932

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
£35582 - £40029
Working Hours:
York or Manchester and Birmingham or Milton Keynes
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Human Resources
Asset Group :

Package Description

Role: Business Information and Reporting Analyst [HR] x 2

One role is within Transpennine Route Upgrade and the other is within North West & Central

Salary: £35,582 to £40,029 per annum

Location: Base location can be Manchester or York for Transpennine Route Upgrade and Birmingham or Milton Keynes for North West & Central.

Contract Type: Permanent

Office Requirement: Hybrid. 2-3 days in the office and the rest working remotely (to be confirmed at interview)

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28 days annual leave + bank holidays

Employees will be entitled to a 75% discount off leisure travel this includes off peak and super off-peak tickets. Employees will also be entitled to 75% discount on season tickets.

Network Rail Benefits – To find out about what benefits we offer, click here

Job Introduction

As a HR Analyst / Junior HR Business Partner, you will be instrumental in analysing and interpreting data that informs our strategic people priorities and the decisions we take to make TRU and Network Rail a great place to work. You will work closely with senior HR leaders to develop and implement HR strategies that support our business objectives and enhance employee engagement. This role sits within the central TRU HR team, and you will co-ordinate and drive improvements and key deliverables for the wider team.

You will gain exposure to other areas such as Resourcing, Employee Relations and HR generalists working alongside a supportive and pro-active team. This is a role that provides a great opportunity to develop your HR career within a large organisation and major programme, providing you with a platform to progress and develop to a more Senior HR role.

Further information:

We are an inclusive employer of choice, Disability Confident Leader! We encourage people to work flexibly and welcome applications from everyone Click here for more information.

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Network Rail Benefits - To find out about what benefits we offer, click here

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

Drugs & Alcohol test: All prospective candidates offered a conditional role will be required to undergo and pass a drugs and alcohol test. Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test. All positive drugs and alcohol test results for prospective candidates will be securely held on Sentinel database and a 5 year suspension from applying for a safety critical role, a role which requires PTS certification or a Key Safety role on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure will be enforced

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. You should be able to demonstrate your personal commitment to safety and awareness in your application.

Salary: £35,582 to £40,029 per annum.

Closing date: 21st May 2024. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Main Responsibilities

Some of the key accountabilities of this role are:

  1. Utilise advanced IT tools to gather, analyse, and present data related to employee performance, recruitment trends, and compensation and benefits.
  2. Support in the design and execution of people-related strategies that align with our business goals.
  3. Engage in workforce planning and talent management processes, including succession planning and employee development initiatives.
  4. Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to promote HR initiatives that enhance organisational culture and employee well-being.
  5. Participate in regular reviews and updates of HR practices to ensure they remain relevant and impactful.
  6. Set up systems to track weekly, periodic and quarterly HR metrics and resulting actions to drive performance and feed into business information packs. 
  7. Manage data assurance activities; verify data requirements undertake analysis, review and interpret analysis and make recommendations.
  8. Support the development and enhancement of relevant standards, processes, procedures and systems and other capability improvement initiatives.
  9. Coordinate information management and record keeping.

The Ideal Candidate

We are keen to welcome applications from aspiring HR business partners with demonstrable interest and experience in human resources which is supported by a relevant background or work experience in this field. Candidates with a strong foundation in HR principles and practice will be well suited to the demands of the role, a CIPD qualification would be desirable or a willingness to complete this qualification, which we can support you with. Due to the importance in this role regarding complex data interrogation, analysis, problem solving and the ability to make recommendations to drive improvement, candidates with proven IT proficiency, particularly in HRIS systems and data analysis tools are desired.

You will have the ability to communicate and influence key stakeholders at all levels and exhibit effective organisational and time-management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Candidates showing a willingness to learn and aspirations to progress in HR is more important than undertaking a similar role previously as there will be plenty of scope for on-the-job training. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

What we need you to have:

  • HNC/HND or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
  • Experience of extracting information and reporting from multiple sources, including databases
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills, with proven ability to present information effectively and appropriately

About The Company

Join Our Team at Network Rail!

Are you ready to make a difference in people's lives? At Network Rail, we connect passengers and freight customers, ensuring safe and efficient transportation across the country. We're an organisation where people truly matter, and when you join us, you matter to us and millions of others.

We're dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that reflects the passengers we serve. To achieve this, we're committed to becoming an open, diverse, and inclusive workplace, leveraging the skills and expertise of our talented workforce. Together, we strive to create a safe and accessible railway for everyone. Discover more about the importance of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail by clicking here.

Investing in our people is key to enhancing the safety, reliability, and efficiency of our railway system. If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact, then this opportunity is for you!

About our people and the recruitment process - We're an inclusive employer of choice and we welcome applications from everyone! We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly, as we know traditional working patterns don't always fit. If you want to consider working flexibly, just let us know and we'll do our best to help and invest in your career with us, whilst you have a healthy work life balance. To learn why inclusion is important to us, please click here.

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles.

Transpennine Route Upgrade

The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) is a Programme of activities that is improving the railway between York and Manchester via Leeds and Huddersfield.

​​​Stretching across the North of England, this key 76-mile Transpennine railway serves 23 stations, crosses over and dips under 285 bridges and viaducts, passes through six miles of tunnels, and crosses over 29 level crossings.

Proposed improvements as will deliver a hard-working, reliable railway for passengers, allowing for trains with more seats, more services and faster journey times.​

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