Interim Head of HR Data, Reporting and Analytics - London, United Kingdom,


At DLA Piper we redefine the possible!

We work collaboratively to create exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people. We make this happen through a culture that fosters creativity and individuality and empowers you to reach your full potential as part of a diverse, global team. We drive change and deliver more to make a tangible difference for our clients and communities. We encourage you to reach your full potential by exploring the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey.

In your role as the Interim Head of HR Data, Reporting & Analytics, you will lead the development, maintenance and provision of organisation and people data for the international firm, delivering timely, accurate and relevant management information. You will also develop a comprehensive reporting and analytics service in line with the HR systems roadmap, developing meaningful insights and progressive decision support materials for human capital management.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a forward thinking HR Operations team, driving change at DLA Piper.


Drive the development and application of consistent organisation and people data definitions
Conduct regular data audits and review data management practices to ensure the integrity of data in HR systems
Build and deliver HR analytics capabilities and provide insights for the business to support organisation and people planning
Ensure the design and delivery of reports and dashboards and provide joined up reporting and analytics to business leaders
Lead and support projects with a data, reporting and systems bias to enable the development of HR services and initiatives to support functional and business excellence
Put in place an effective change control process to manage the ongoing development of HR reporting requirements in response to business needs
Ensure accurate documentation and process manuals are designed and maintained for all HR reporting processes
Ensure the effective training of HR staff and business users on technology enabled new reporting processes and functionality


Experienced HR systems expert, with hands on knowledge of major HR technologies, ideally including PeopleSoft, Oracle and other cloud based solutions
Expert knowledge of reporting solutions, business intelligence tools and technologies
Highly skilled in the development and use of human capital metrics for business decision making, with excellent diagnostic skills
Ability to engage with technical specialists and partner with them as a functional expert, with the skills to translate technical language back to HR colleagues
Experience of business process design and process mapping
Project management and internal consulting skills underpinned by strong analytical capabilities. Able to listen, adapt, influence and act as an internal change agent
Strong people management, team working, problem solving, facilitation and decision making skills and with the ability to engage with diverse teams; both culturally and geographically
Strong business acumen and willingness to take the initiative, to identify new opportunities and challenge established ways of doing things


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.