Staffordshire County Council

Workforce Information Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £32,234 - 36,992
21 Dec 2020
19 Jan 2021
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Role title: Workforce Information Officer

Location: Stafford with flexibility (currently home working)

Salary: £32,234 - 36,992

Contract type: Permanent

Who you’ll be

Across Staffordshire County Council, we hold true to three values: to be ambitious, empowering and courageous. So as our new Workforce Information Officer, you’ll need to be:

  • Ambitious for your team, and in everything you want to achieve
  • Empowering in the support you provide your colleagues
  • Courageous in your attitude, ready to tackle any challenge

If you’re someone who loves digging deep into data and works to the very highest standards, then you might be exactly who we’re looking for. Take pride – and take us forward.

What you’ll do

1. Bring a focus on quality

The People Services team focus on growing the right culture, support and skills across Staffordshire County Council. It sees us deliver all kinds of people-related programmes and initiatives, calling upon the talents of many different teams. In this role, you’ll support our wider HR system and process improvement projects by ensuring the quality of our workforce data, and by providing accurate, timely reports.

With your finger on the pulse of what’s happening around the Council, you’ll maintain the organisational management structure on our HR system by collating, checking and processing any management changes. Always on the look-out for ways we can improve, you’ll also support on process reviews so that our systems and processes are the best they can be.

2.  Provide expert support and advice

Thorough and detail-oriented, you’ll be responsible for any workforce systems administration and making sure all our data is accurate. Where you spot any gaps or issues, you’ll dig a bit deeper and gather missing data; it’s how you’ll put quality solutions in place and improve our datasets.

Put simply, you’ll know our workforce data inside and out. So when you receive ad hoc requests from across the Council, you’ll make informed, confident suggestions on the most appropriate data and presentation format. At the same time, you’ll help with large-scale data validation exercises – such as pay awards and annual leave entitlements. Plus, you’ll be there to support colleagues in their own use of workforce systems. 

3. Provide an accountable service

As a Council, we need to provide an accountable, responsible service that works with and builds the trust of people across Staffordshire. Ultimately though, we can only encourage accountability if we’re accountable ourselves.

You’ll bring that accountability at the highest level and embody our values in everything you do. Whether it’s championing best practice in workforce systems or helping colleagues to build up their skills, you’ll be someone we can always rely on . As a self-starter, you’ll seek out ways to boost your own learning and development ­– and encourage others to do the same.

What you’ll need

To apply for this role, you’ll need to have:

  • Relevant degree-level qualification or equivalent experience
  • CIPD membership, with the position working at and being assessed at Associate level
  • Experience of data management, manipulation and reporting – preferably workforce data
  • Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality policies, the Data Protection Act, GDPR and Freedom of Information Act
  • Experience of undertaking research, spotting improvements and implement changes to processes

How we’ll support you

As well as providing you with inspiring leadership and an environment where you can take pride in what you do, you’ll also benefit from:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts
To find out more about us and working at Staffordshire County Council in the People Team please visit our website here.

Closing date for applications: 19 January 2021

Recruitment process

  • 1st stage interview – from week beginning 25/01/21
  • 2nd stage interview – from week beginning 01/02/21

Each stage will be conducted via MS Teams virtually and we’ll fully explain each stage as you progress to ensure you understand how you are being assessed and how you can prepare.

Additional requirements /adjustments?

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process or feel you need to find out more about this role to be able to apply please do get in touch at and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible from the 4 Jan 2021.

How do I apply?

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