Reward Specialist

Coventry, England
Additional Benefits
15 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2018
Tamara Bilclough
Specialist Area
HR function
Contract Type
Full Time
Total Reward Specialist Permanent Job, Coventry

Your new company
A global business with a headquarters based in Coventry. The headquarters is home to the professional services centres for the business which supports a national retail network across the UK.

Your new role
Working in a team of 3 supporting the Rewards Manager in the development & delivery of the business reward strategy, through contributing to reward policies and procedures, continuous improvement and management of general reward activity relating to remuneration, employee benefits & pensions plans.

Provide reward advice and guidance to colleagues and managers and to take ownership of specific projects with your area of responsibility.

Provide advice and guidance to colleagues and managers on a wide range of areas of reward including pay, benefits, pensions and job evaluation
* Support in the delivery of key reward projects such as the development and implementation of revised pay and grading structure and review of employee benefits provision
* Undertake salary surveys, internal and external job evaluation and benchmarking exercises for benefits and pensions as required
* Undertake regular reviews and analysis of the uptake and usage of benefits, making recommendations for any actions and promotion to ensure our benefits are well utilised
* Ensure the effective communication of the total reward package working with the Internal Communications team to identify the most effective channels for engagement
* Maintain reward information on the intranet, internal publications and external employee benefits portal
* Manage relationships with external third party providers and suppliers
* Where agreed, project manage the implementation and communication of any new benefits or changes to the business reward offering
* Support the Reward Administrator to develop and ensure effective reward administration systems and processes to ensure the smooth running of all reward activities
* Act as first point of contact for pensions, resolving standard pension queries by phone, e-mail and face-to-face
* Administration of the auto enrolment process, including eligibility testing, processing of joiner & leavers, change in contributions and opts out
* General pension scheme administration, including contribution reconciliation, bulk salary updates, pension increases etc
* Ensure the business adheres to appropriate legislation, ensuring that the correct documentation is in place
* Maintain relevant systems to ensure accuracy of information and the corresponding correct benefit entitlements
* Coach and support the HR Service team on reward policies and practices to enable successful delivery of the reward strategy ensuring compliance with the business remuneration approach
* Act as the escalation point for the HR Service Centre, Recruitment and ER Advisor teams for any queries relating to pay, benefits and pensions

What you'll need to succeed
Experience and Qualifications

* Achieved or studying towards relevant CIPD qualification, or a willingness to undertake this
* Experience
* Demonstrable experience of working in reward including experience of pensions, job evaluation and management of cyclical activity such as salary review and bonus processes. (If experience is lacking in an area, must have an interest in developing)
* Sound knowledge of reward and recognition practices including pay models, job evaluation frameworks and benchmarking tools
* Experience of giving advice to colleagues and managers on reward and benefits issues, including pensions
* Experience of using and applying job evaluation and benchmarking tools - in particular direct experience Hay & Towers Watson would be advantageous
* High level of numeracy and analytical skills with great attention to detail
* Experience of analysing and interpreting data
* Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel (intermediate to advanced level)
* Excellent communication skills; able to communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences
* Ability to explain complex and technical information clearly and simply

What you'll get in return
A fantastic opportunity to work with a business that offers an attractive benefits package, career prospects and working with an established and experienced HR Function.

What you need to do now
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