Head of Reward (North-West England)

Our Professional Services client is seeking an experienced Head of Group Rewards to join their HR team in the North-West of England. The Head of Group Rewards will oversee employee reward and benefits processes, Internationally, to ensure internal equity, external market competitiveness, and enhanced employee engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and Improve Reward Processes: Evaluate existing reward processes, identify gaps, and recommend improvements in line with best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Design and Implement Reward Programs: Collaborate with business and HR leaders to create and maintain comprehensive employee reward and benefit programs. This includes bonus/commission schemes, annual pay reviews, out-of-cycle remuneration adjustments, salary benchmarking, and benefits arrangements.
  • Provide Expert Guidance: Act as a subject matter expert to HR Business Partners (HRBPs) and stakeholders, ensuring consistent application of reward processes across all business units and geographical areas.
  • Develop Local Programs: Work with HRBPs to develop and implement location-specific employee benefit and reward programs that align with the Group-wide reward strategy.
  • Training and Communication: Develop and roll out training and communication materials to support new initiatives and engage stakeholders.
  • Job Evaluation and Benchmarking: Lead job evaluation reviews and manage the impacts of promotions and benchmarking.
  • Reporting and Analytics: Create and manage appropriate reporting tools to support pay benchmarking and analytics, using external data when necessary. Ensure compliance with legislative or regulatory requirements, including Gender Pay Gap Reporting, and provide insights from data analysis.
  • Project Support: Contribute to regional or Group-wide projects and initiatives in line with business objectives and best practices.
  • Adherence to Policies: Always act in accordance with our client's code of conduct and HSE policy.
  • Additional Responsibilities: Take on additional responsibilities as required by company needs.


  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • CIPD qualified, ideally at Level 7 or equivalent.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in reward, benefits, or HR roles at a Manager or Business Partner level, including multinational experience.
  • Training in Hay KornFerry Job Evaluation.

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, capable of managing multi-stakeholder interfaces, including ExCo and OpCo Directors.
  • Proven experience in managing and leading large-scale projects and change programs.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, complex organization, balancing competing priorities and adapting to changing requirements.
  • Experience with diverse terms and conditions across multiple business units and multinational entities.
  • Knowledge and experience of Remco processes are advantageous.
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Head of Reward (North-West England)