HR Systems and Data Business Partner

Posted 23 October 2023
Salary Up to £45585 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline HR
Contact NameAmelia Pullen

Job description

Title: HR Systems and Data Business Partner

Reporting to: Head of HR Business Systems

Location: Luton Campus (3 days on site, 2 days remote)

Salary : £45,585 + benefits

  • Are you passionate about the impact that data and technology can have on HR within an organisation?
  • Are you looking to join a team that values the importance of driving change through the use of data and people insights too?
  • Do you enjoy being responsible for both the day-to-day maintenance and management of HR systems, whilst also working to continuously improve these HR systems to enhance the wider offering?

If so this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Investigo are proud to be partnering with the University of Bedfordshire on the recruitment of six new opportunities within their redesigned People and Culture function.

Through this strategic investment in its future, the People and Culture team will be well-placed to meet evolving organisational needs and proactively meet the challenges of the future. This presents a unique opportunity for HR professionals to use their expertise and skills to drive this evolution and be a part of something genuinely transformative.


As the HR Systems and Data Business Partner, you will be responsible for the management, maintenance and effective use of the University's various HR / Reporting Systems.

This is a brand new function within the People and Culture Team and an exciting opportunity to drive long-term change through the embedded use of data and analytics.

With responsibility for the Systems and Database Advisor, you will ensure the day-to-day maintenance and development of their iTrent system and other HR reporting systems. You will provide data, advice and analysis to add value, and be the first point of contact for any troubleshooting queries. You will proactively work with colleagues across the People and Culture team to enhance their understanding of these systems, suggesting and implementing enhancements, and leading on these digital projects to embed these changes. The purpose of your team is to digitally enable the universities People and Culture services and put technology at the forefront of their approach.

To succeed in this role you will have had experience of managing the day-to-day operational support of various HR systems, whilst also working on strategic projects and the enhancement of reporting. You will be comfortable analysing and manipulating large volumes of data, and reporting on these findings, to enable senior leadership to make data-driven change.

Prior experience working with iTrent and HR reporting systems such as SAP/Oracle is desirable, as is experience operating within large, complex environments.

What's In It For You?

As well as the opportunity to contribute to an exciting transformation of both the People and Culture Team and the wider organisation, you will have access to a host of staff benefits too:

  • 17.8% contributory pension
  • 5 additional concessionary days of leave each year
  • Excellent in-house training and development
  • Access to engaging events and speakers
  • Discounts across a range of products and services
  • Access to EAP and Mental Health First Aiders
  • Free Sports Therapy from students
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Hybrid working and multiple campus locations to work from (Luton, Bedford, MK, Aylesbury)[CD3]

Next Steps

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to Your covering letter should be no longer than one page detailing why you're interested in the role and organisation, and outlining your suitability based on the essential criteria.

Once we have received your application, we will then send you a candidate pack which contains more information about the organisation, the People and Culture team and the selection process.

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Bedfordshire is unwavering in its commitment to equality and is building a culture of true representation and inclusivity. It therefore encourages and welcomes applications from all candidates who are interested in their journey, regardless of their background or profile.