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Motorway • Brighton, United Kingdom

Senior People Administrator

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Brighton based

Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace – our award-winning, online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal. Founded in 2017, our technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of more than 500 people across our London and Brighton offices.

About the role

We’re looking for a Senior People Operations to join our People team. If you are looking to define your career within a people-first organisation, thriving in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, this is the right opportunity for you!

Reporting to our Head of People, you will play a crucial role in ensuring a seamless and positive experience for our employees at Motorway.

You will be a key member of our people team, working with the people team and wider business to run our ‘people operations’. You will be the deepest subject-matter expert on how we best optimise our HRIS, and provide detailed and error free guidance to the team and managers & ensure we offer a 5* standard to our employees.

What you'll do:

  • HRIS administration: Oversee the day-to-day operation of our HRIS (BambooHR), including system configuration, data management, and user support
  • System enhancements and optimization: Collaborate with stakeholders at Motorway to identify opportunities for system improvements and efficiencies. Implement enhancements and integrations as needed.
  • Plan, conduct and risk mitigate BAU processes: pro-actively schedule, organise and set up our systems & guidance to ensure we hit our business as usual people activities (such as performance management, engagement survey etc) in a timely, concise and risk mitigating manner
  • Data management and reporting: Ensure data accuracy and integrity within the HRIS (BambooHR). Generate regular and ad-hoc reports to support HR analytics and decision-making.
  • Compliance and security: Ensure compliance with data privacy laws and internal security protocols. Implement and monitor access controls and data protection measures.
  • Vendor management: Liaise with HRIS vendors (BambooHR, CultureAmp etc) and external partners to understand product updates, staying at the forefront of innovation, support with managing contracts
  • Process documentation: Document HRIS processes, procedures, and system configurations. Maintain up-to-date knowledge base and user guides.
  • Integration and automation: Collaborate with IT and other departments to integrate HR systems with other business applications. Identify opportunities for process automation.


  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in HRIS platforms (e.g., Workday, ADP, BambooHR, etc.) and proficiency with suites such as google, slack or microsoft (Motorway uses google suites)
  • Knowledge of HR processes and data management best practices.
  • Experience in data analysis, reporting, and system troubleshooting.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to data accuracy and integrity.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Natural team player and inclusive


  • A competitive salary
  • Annual learning budget - with your learning budget, you can pay for learning experiences to support your progression.
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Discounted dental through BUPA
  • Discounted gym membership through BUPA
  • OnHand volunteering membership and one paid volunteering day per year
  • Hybrid working from home (approximately 1-2 days in the office a week)
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway car leasing scheme - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Enhanced parental leave - We offer enhanced maternity pay (26 weeks of full pay) and enhanced paternity pay (4 weeks of full pay) to eligible employees.
  • Workplace nursery scheme
  • Top spec MacBook Pro and peripherals
  • Regular social events
  • Cycle to work scheme

Equal opportunities statement

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where people can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Company benefits

Health insurance
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months fully paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month fully paid
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Share options
Dog friendly office
Personal development budgets
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Compassionate leave
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health platform access
Teambuilding days
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees


Office locations

London & Brighton

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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