Compensation Manager

Hays Human Resources
Belfast, Northern Ireland
£39152.00 - £47852.00 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Compensation & Benefits
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Compensation Manager, Belfast, Public Sector, permanent, full time

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  • Lead a project team to transform the organisation's Total Reward offering over the course of PC21
  • Support and maintain new, modern pay structures that reflect the organisation's Vision, Business Plan and PC21 aspirations.
  • Provide expert reward input and advice as required by HR colleagues to ensure that the business is supported in a proactive and effective manner.
  • Manage and improve organisational reward programmes (SPS, P4P, RPDM & AIP) and processes, including assessing the effectiveness of current programmes and implementing improvements and change where necessary.
  • Support the annual remuneration review processes, including annual and ad-hoc salary reviews, compensation review, salary survey benchmarking processes, and pay negotiations.
  • Manage and oversee the implementation and ongoing maintenance of career path frameworks encompassing grading structures and job families.
  • Manage the internal job evaluation process for new roles and reviewing existing roles using Monks and any other evaluation methodologies.
  • Training line managers and others internally who need to use the evaluation framework.
  • Monitor competitive reward trends, evaluate options and make recommendations, as appropriate, to help ensure that reward policies reflect best practice and to provide solutions.
  • Conduct pay and benefit-related calculations and analysis to support various business improvement projects.
  • Lead the completion of statutory reporting requirements, including gender pay gap and CEO ratio information
  • Liaise with HR Operations, HR Systems and Payroll teams on the implementation of any changes to reward.
  • Drive reward engagement across the business, including design and delivery of reward training as required.
  • Ensure salaries and benefits comply with the current legislation with respect to pay equity and other legal considerations.
  • Provide specialist advice on Reward policies and schemes in line with our People and Culture Strategy and effectively communicate with staff, enabling the recruitment, retention and motivation of employees.


  • Build and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the Trade Unions, consultants, HR Leadership team and other senior managers as required.
  • Develops and maintains effective multilayered professional teams to ensure that the function is aligned to the corporate business and is a leading edge function.
  • Deputise when required on Internal and External Committees and Boards on behalf of the Head of Total Reward.
  • Demonstrate excellent standards in all written and verbal communications to a wide variety of audiences
  • Support the delivery of services to the Board Remuneration Committee through drafting papers, providing incentive modelling and reporting, contributing to the Directors' Remuneration Report, developing slides for executive and board meetings etc.
  • Prepare project plans and other project documentation.
  • Report against plans to Project Boards, maintain risk/issue registers where appropriate, and develop and communicate exception plans when necessary.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject eg Finance, Accountancy, Business, Statistics or HR.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a Compensation/HR Manager role within a large complex organisation.
  • Experience of successful pay negotiations within a complex unionised environment.
  • In depth up to date reward knowledge and associated legislation with extensive experience of its practical application in the workplace.
  • Ability to explain complex information in a clear and concise way such that it is easily understood by a range of audiences
  • Strong MS Excel skills with demonstrable experience of relevant complex data manipulation and statistical analysis.
  • Experience of Project Management, leading reward projects from beginning to end, which includes complex stakeholder management.


  • Experience managing cyclical reward processes, including salary reviews.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced and evolving HR environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to self-manage to deliver to timescales with the confidence to escalate issues and/or solutions that would prevent these deadlines being met.

What you'll get in return

  • Salary £39,152 - £47,852 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent position

What you need to do now
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