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Workday Systems Analyst

Wellcome Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the Wellcome Trust as a Workday Systems Analyst and contribute to global health improvements while enhancing employee experiences.


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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

The Wellcome Trust is a prestigious global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health worldwide. With a commitment to spend £16 billion over the next decade, the Trust focuses on funding scientific research, leading policy and advocacy, and fostering partnerships. The organization tackles three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease, and climate health, making it an exciting and impactful place to work.

Role Summary

  • Support the design, build, test, and maintenance of Workday system enhancements.
  • Provide technical expertise in resolving system issues, ensuring data governance, accurate reporting, and security management.
  • Work closely with the People Systems Manager and contribute to the improved employee experience through system configurations.

Role Requirements

  • Experience in Workday module configuration, including Recruitment, Absence, Learning, and security management.
  • Ability to manage multiple configuration activities and work with AMS providers and Tableau.
  • Strong communication skills for effective stakeholder management.
  • Knowledge of Project & Change Management in systems context.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting, problem-solving, and prioritizing workloads.
  • Understanding of GDPR and its application within system data management.

Application Process Details

  • Submit your current CV and complete a short application form.
  • Be available for interview dates on Monday 8th of April and Thursday, 11th of April.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships. We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health.

We are looking for a Workday Systems Analyst to join our team. You will work within the People Operations Team reporting to the People Systems Manager. The People Operations team aim is to deliver an enhanced employee experience by providing HR advice and assistance throughout the employee lifecycle. The People Systems team sit within People Operations and are responsible for maintaining and developing Workday to support the employee experience.

As a Workday Systems Analyst you will support the people systems manager in the design, build, testing and maintenance of configuration enhancements across the Workday system. You will provide technical level expertise in diagnosing and resolving applications or systems issues whilst ensuring robust data governance, accurate reporting, and security management.

This role requires someone who has experience in configuring Workday across different modules and can deliver system changes through from design to testing and implementation. You will be an organised individual with good attention to detail, able to manage multiple configuration activities across our range of modules.

We are looking for someone who has Workday systems experience, experience to include configuration, security management, knowledge of Recruitment, Absence & Learning and other workday modules. Has experience of working with Application Management Services (AMS) providers and with Tableau. Can effectively communicate and collaborate, with experience in Stakeholder Management. Has knowledge of Project & Change Management (Systems). Is able to troubleshoot & problem solve with excellent organisational skills and able to balance multiple deadlines, prioritising workload based on urgency. Has a good understanding of GDPR and application of the principles to manage data within the system.

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application. Interview dates: Monday 8 of April and Thursday, 11 of April.

We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days from home.

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

Upon a conditional offer being made, the successful applicant for this position will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (or equivalent) criminal record check to disclose any ‘unspent’ criminal convictions or conditional cautions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The criminal record check with not show anything that is ‘spent’.


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