Head of Reward and Recognition
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
About the role:
Our people are our everything and this crucial post will help evidence that!
Reporting to the Director of People and Organisational Development, this new role will be responsible for leading the design and delivery of a comprehensive, strategy enabling Total Reward based reward and recognition framework for all our people – volunteers and employees. This framework will be values-based, fair and equitable, appropriate to our organisation, affordable, consistently applied by role managers and managers, expertly administered and trusted and valued by all our people.
Key to the role is to work with and through others to lead an area of significant importance to the Society, enabling us to realise our strategic aims and our desired status of volunteering opportunity and employer of choice.
The Head of Reward and Recognition will provide outstanding leadership to effective, informed and engaged HR professionals in the Reward and Recognition team who develop and deliver innovative, best practice and business-led programmes and activities to attract and retain the best people.
The role will lead the Society’s benefits portfolio, including the Society’s pension scheme provision and the communication with its members. It will also lead the annual pay award programme and the Society’s annual people awards programme, ensuring a clear programme of recognition that joins together internal and external national programmes of recognition.
Educated to degree level or with equivalent practical experience, you are acknowledged as an expert in the reward and recognition field. With demonstrable experience of implementing and administering pay and grading frameworks, you will also have designed and delivered recognition programmes, including for volunteers. Managing or having managed professionals, technical and functional HR experts, you will be a strong corporate player, both shaping and supporting cross-organisational programmes of work.
A consultative and inclusive decision maker, you can demonstrably evidence acting as a change agent, contributing your expertise and experience to the strategic agenda.
You continually examine and constructively challenge the way things are done to improve organisational effectiveness and you encourage people to make decisions and solve problems in their own way.
Effective at following through on projects and activities, you will have strong and consistent attention to detail.
An excellent communicator and influencer, and with a well-developed sense of judgement, you will need to be a structured thinker, considering the immediate and the longer term consequences.