Talent & Workforce Analyst

Network Rail

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

  • 4 x 9hr days
  • £36k - 40k per year
  • Hybird Remote, Milton Keynes

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Milton Keynes, UK ⚠️

Talent & Workforce Analyst


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Human Resources...HR.

About Network Rail

🌟 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 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.

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!

Brief Description

We are the Learning & Organisational Development team.We develop and manage our national leadership development programmes (many of which are cross-industry), succession planning, coaching and mentoring, and talent analytics.We also deliver two core programmes of work that put the employee in control of their career as we move towards creating more transparency around talent management, career development and progression.

The team this role sits in looks after talent management and talent analytics, and you would be working alongside another talent and workforce analyst to support workstreams for the whole team as well as leading on analytical projects in their own right.

About the role (External)

We're seeking a skilled individual to join our dynamic team, leveraging their expertise in Power BI and Excel to analyse Network Rail's people data relating to talent management. In this role, you'll uncover valuable insights that inform strategic decisions, enhance workforce capability, and ultimately drive business performance.

What does the average day look like?

In this role, you will be responsible for designing and delivering forward-thinking analytics output, utilising data visualisation techniques to tell compelling stories. You'll analyse HR process outputs to boost workforce productivity and align with our People Plan objectives.

Additionally, you'll measure and improve customer and employee journeys to enhance service quality. Your role will involve influencing senior leadership with crucial insights for better business outcomes and recommending data science projects to enhance talent management solutions.

Furthermore, you'll establish predictive analytics to foresee business needs and manage risks while coaching stakeholders and business leaders to optimise data usage for integrated talent management solutions.

Person Specification / Essential Criteria

The ideal candidate will possess a proven track record of leveraging data to influence effective decision-making and operational metrics. They should have a detailed understanding of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Modeling, and experience handling large datasets. A degree or relevant experience in technology/computer science is required.

Additionally, familiarity with relevant national and international legislation, such as the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act, is essential. Fluency in analytics tools like Power BI, Oracle OBIEE, and proficiency in statistical techniques, such as regression and multivariate analysis, is expected.

Candidates should also demonstrate an understanding of lean methodologies and continuous improvement practices, along with experience in stakeholder management within complex organisational environments. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to operate as a trusted advisor to stakeholders.

How to apply (External)

Duration: Permanent

Location: This role is based in Milton Keynes, you must live within 75 minutes or willing to self-relocate.

Band & Salary: 4B, Salary £35,582 - £40,029

Closing date: 20th March 2024 On occasions, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes. Late applications may not be accepted.

Next Steps: Interviews will be held W/C 29th April 2024

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, 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.

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. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our Safety Vision.

Visit Evenbreak’s Career Hive should you need accessibility support to apply or should you require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please contact [email protected] and have your IRC number ready as this will be required.

A message from our Chief Executive, Andrew Haines:

‘Our passengers and freight customers are at the heart of everything we do. We help connect people to their friends and families and get goods to their destination safely and efficiently. We're an organisation where people matter.  Watch our video to find out more!

We're continuing to build a diverse organisation which is representative of the people we serve. We want to harness the skills and expertise of our people and attract the best talent, to enable a safe and accessible railway for everyone. To learn why inclusion is important to us, please click here.

What can we offer you in return?

We have a range of benefits including:

🌞 Generous annual leave (28 days plus statutory days), with the option to buy/sell days.

Defined benefit pension scheme

🚂 75% subsidy on train tickets.

🎟️ Interest-free travel loan for train and car park season tickets.

🎁 Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass.

🌍 Flexible/hybrid working arrangements.

🕊️ Volunteer leave to make a positive impact.

Plus more….


As an arm’s length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees. Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements.

• Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

• Complete a satisfactory 3-year employment history check

• Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check for more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or another factor.

Drugs and Alcohol Standard:

Our Drugs and Alcohol Standard is changing as of 16.01.2023. All prospective candidates who have not been offered a conditional role by 16.01.2023 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.

Network Railnetworkrail.co.uk

We own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

Working Week

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 28 days annual leave, plus public holidays

  • 37 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 89 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Some staff work fully on-site with other teams working hybrid remotely.

  • United Kingdom

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Childcare support
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 43k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • business development
  • information technology
  • operations
  • finance
  • support
  • education
  • human resources
  • +11 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Data Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Modeling
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Lean Methodologies
  • Continuous Improvement Practices

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