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Strategic Workforce Planning Lead

BAE Systems
£70600 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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HR & Recruitment
Full Time
Flexible working available
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Job Title: Strategic Workforce Planning Lead

Location: Frimley, (This can be based at any BAE UK site), We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive salary including car allowance and bonus

What you'll be doing:

The primary purpose of the role is to lead strategic workforce planning for the Group, facilitating activity working closely with the embedded SWP leads. The role will have a primary focus on long-range and medium-range workforce planning activity and maturity including the provision of workforce analytics and insights/trend reporting as well as the development, implementation and measurement of effective workforce strategies.

The following are the key responsibilities:

    Own the strategic planning guidance, policy and processes at a Group-level, collaborating and providing coaching across the business to develop, implement and improve an enterprise-wide approachLead the annual workforce planning cycles, the consolidation of enterprise-wide risks and action plans and partner across the wider HR Function to identify and plan effective people strategiesSupport the identification, implementation and embedding of effective workforce planning toolsPartner with People Insights and Analytics to develop enterprise-wide workforce insights and trends in order to support demand and supply workforce forecasting/scenario modellingAct as integrator of appropriate workforce strategies and their implementation for business planning and reporting purposes at Group level
Your skills and experiences:


    Extensive experience in strategic workforce planning, encompassing both data/methodology and the development of long-range strategic workforce plansProven track record of working in medium to large complex corporate environments, driving change initiativesExceptional stakeholder engagement skillsStrong program management capabilitiesAbility to balance big-picture thinking with attention to detail to manage and synthesise complex data

    Proficiency in advanced Excel

You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Total Talent team:

Be part of a programme of work designed to modernise HR and create better, more connected and consistent sustainable people practices. This is a significant change leadership role that you will be able to make your own.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 19th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.




BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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