People & Culture - Human Resources
Advertising Salary:
£37,932 to £47,244

About The Role

Working pattern: This is a full-time post however we are happy to talk about flexible working. This role is available to candidates who are interested in a hybrid model of working with the opportunity to work at Holyrood, Edinburgh and remotely.  

This is a new role within the People & Culture Group to support the development, implementation and ongoing delivery of workforce metrics to support workforce planning, performance reporting and evidence-based decision making.   

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual with a passion for data analytics to join the People Services and Diversity & Inclusion Office, working alongside our People Partners to design people solutions that support our strategic change objectives.  You’ll play a lead role in developing our People Analytics function, working with managers to assess their requirements and using your extensive knowledge of data analytics and visualisation to ensure the delivery of a high quality service. 

 Reporting to the People & Change Partner, you’ll be responsible for:
  • Developing and maintaining a schedule of workforce dashboards and producing ad-hoc people analytics to support data driven and insight led decisions
  • Engaging with senior leaders to understand their requirements for people analytics, working with them to extract insights and identify trends from the data and develop business focussed solutions 
  • Using data visualisation skills, produce reports and make presentations involving presenting complex information in a clear and concise manner adapted to suit a range of audiences
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and measurement of people solutions, policies and initiatives and take a lead role in the development of our people systems and processes 

For further information about the role please contact: [email protected] 

Please apply before 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 October. Full details of our selection process is outlined below.  

About You

You’ll have experience of working in an analytics capacity within a people/payroll function and have well developed data visualisation skills.  A track record of using Excel to an advanced level and knowledge of digital tools which support data management and visualisation are essential.  A working knowledge of the People/Human Resources function and processes and how data can support the development of people strategies and policies is a key requirement for this role. 

You’ll be a strong advocate for evidence-based decision making, working with Group Heads, Office Heads and Team Leaders to understand their people analytics requirements and translate this into data products which support decision making.   

You’ll use your ability to analyse large amounts of data from multiple sources to enable you to extract insights, identify trends and use data visualisation techniques to develop a narrative and present your findings to a variety of audiences.  You’ll have a track record of developing creative solutions which are aligned to business requirements and of presenting your findings and making recommendations at a senior level.  

For full information about the role, have a look at the job description.

The Selection Process

Stage 1 

We are a values-based organisation. Our values are a central part of our working culture and our people management processes. We use these to recruit, manage and develop our staff. For more information on our values and behaviours framework, please visit our values pages in our Staff Handbook .

To apply for our roles, click 'apply' and this will allow you to register (if you’ve not already).

You’ll be asked to write a values-based supporting statement based on the job description of the role you’re applying for. The job description will detail the main recruitment selection criteria under each value, in the sections titled “And in delivering these, you will have”. Your application will be assessed solely on your statement. 

You’ll need to provide one or more examples to cover each bullet point, in the four value sections entitled “And in delivering these you will have”   

Please provide details from your background or career, of where and how you have demonstrated that value.  

When completing and submitting the values-based statement to apply for this role:

  • Please provide evidence against each of our four values, a maximum of 400 words is allowed per value.
  • Please use the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to address the key delivery requirements under each value in the Job Description
  • Each value should be clearly formatted, and your examples may include specific skills, experience, abilities, knowledge and strengths you have
  • We have a separate box on our system for you to input each value
  • Please do not input anything into the values boxes until you’re ready to submit your application
  • Please complete your answers to the questions offline, perhaps in Word, and then copy and paste your answers into the system when you're ready to submit your application
  • We recommend that you check your answers, by reading the inputted information in the box, when you've copied and pasted the information into the system, just to ensure it's all there
  • Please only click 'Next' to submit your application when you're content it’s complete. When you click “Next”, you don't have the option to go back
  • If you 'cancel' then your work won't be saved
  • The system will time out after an hour and your work will be lost if you don’t complete it in that time. You don't have the option to save your application and return to it later
  • If the system times out, you can go into your ‘candidate profile’ to access and complete your statement
  • If you mistakenly submit your statement prior to completing this on the system, please email [email protected] with full details of the role you’re applying for, what has happened, and your completed statement

Please note that only your supporting statement will be submitted to Hiring Managers, without any personal details, and they will then select candidates for further assessment or interview.


Stage 2 

At the final stage, you’ll be invited to attend a virtual panel interview.  Interviews will be held week beginning 31 October, although this is subject to change.  

Feedback will only be provided on request to those who attend interview.  

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please email [email protected].


After the interview

We’ll aim to let you know the outcome of your interview as soon as we can. This will normally be within 10 working days. If you’re unsuccessful at interview stage, you can ask us for feedback. We want to ensure a positive candidate experience, so we’ll also contact you to ask for your feedback on the whole recruitment process.

Our commitment to an inclusive workforce

We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer and guarantee to interview any disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.  If you have a disability and would like to talk to us about any aspects of this job, please contact us.  More details can be found here.

If you hold an adjustment passport, we encourage you to discuss your current working hours and adjustments in relation to the role you’re applying for.