Human Resources Systems Project Officer

Guildford, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 gross per annum plus benefits
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Human Resources

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      £32,236 to £39,609 gross per annum plus benefits
Fixed Term
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Sunday 16 December 2018
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

2 x Fixed Term Contracts available (end date 01 October 2019)

An opportunity has arisen within Human Resources for two highly committed, motivated and skilled HR Systems Project Officers during an exciting time for the University. These roles will work with the HR Systems Manager to design, own, manage and deliver work packages as part of an HR Systems Improvement Programme.

We are looking for two HR Systems Project Officers to make a significant contribution to this change. Both posts are offered on a fixed term basis until October 2019.

Specialist areas within both roles might include; acquiring knowledge in one or more areas of functionality within the project implementation, or taking responsibility for a project activity such as change management and user engagement, testing, system configuration, data cleansing, data analysis, UAT support or end user training. The roles actively contribute to ensuring the progression of these activities through successful project management and to enabling all related projects to be implemented as planned.

You will be able to confidently and accurately handle/manipulate large quantities of data and work with other stakeholders to check data which are being migrated e.g. by comparing sets of data, analysing anomalies and agree solutions to ensure compatibility of data. You will ensure that all information held is legally compliant.

You will test the definition of new processes and the setup of background data, by working through defined test scenarios, writing and running test scripts, recording test outcomes, contributing to the resolution of issues. As well as Supporting a range of stakeholders with work related to the project e.g. maintaining a log of issues raised by users and ensuring that responses are made, supporting staff when setting up data in preparation for use of the software and providing user support after the launch of functionality.

The successful candidates will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the work practices, processes and procedures relevant to the role, which may include broader sector/commercial awareness within an HR Systems environment.
  • Strong MS Excel and Or MS Access skills and the ability to manipulate and analyse data.
  • Experience of delivering work packages with an understanding of the full project lifecycle, including the roles, responsibilities and route to delivery of a successful implementation project.
  • Experience of consulting with a wide range of stakeholders, to deliver outcomes such as process analysis workshops and end user training.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days (pro rata for part time and fixed term contracts) and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

For informal enquiries please contact Patrick Louch, HR Systems Programme Manager via email

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