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Head of Reward

NHS Confederation
Agile working with regular travel to Leeds and London
£48,270 - £54,520
Closing date
3 Oct 2021

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Public Healthcare
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Head of Reward

Location:  Agile working with regular travel to Leeds and London

Role:  Full time, flexible working considered. Permanent.

Salary:  £48,270 - £54,520 (normal starting salary would be £48,270 but more may be available subject to relevant experience)

About the Role

As the Head of Reward you will lead the development and delivery of specific work programmes promoting and implementing reward strategies across the NHS.  You will work with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the work programme is responsive to developments within the NHS.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the post holder will:

  • Represent the views of employers with the aim of influencing national policy on reward related matters,
  • Develop, plan and implement a programme of work supporting the NHS to implement a strategic approach to reward using the principles underpinning total reward,
  • Provide advice on a range of remuneration, contractual and employment relations issues, whilst maintaining the high profile and reputation of NHS Employers
  • As part of the management team, contribute to the managements and ongoing development of the ERR Directorate
  • Manage the programme team supporting the ongoing development through regular feedback and one to one discussions and team meetings
  • deliver activities that support key work programme objectives.

About You 

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Can influence both internally and externally at a senior level to develop policy and reward strategies
  • Have a good understanding of public policy and strong political awareness and judgement
  • Have a proven track record of developing, managing, and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of NHS workforce policy issues and the possible employment relations and reward interventions
  • Can demonstrate effective verbal, written and presentational skills when conveying complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Have proven experience of working individually, and as part of a team, when delivering competing work priorities under pressure
  • Have a good understanding of developments and trends in pay and reward
  • Have well developed negotiating and influencing skills
  • Can lead and motivate teams
  • Can prioritise own workload and that of the team and manage conflicting priorities

About Us

The NHS Confederation is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff. A place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies including family friendly policies and flexible working and we have range of channels to support staff from different backgrounds including our staff networks and a staff forum.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly and our agile working principles are designed to empower our people to work with optimal flexibility and minimal constraints to support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

To Apply 

Please download the recruitment pack and complete the application form. Please note we do not accept CVs. If you require the application form in another format, please contact

Completed application forms should be emailed to

For an informal discussion about the post and the NHS Confederation before applying please contact Andrea Hester ( to arrange a call.

Application deadline: 03 October 2021 (23:55)

Interview date: w/c 25 October 2021

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