Head of Policy & Reward

Ashley Kate HR
South Kensington
£56k - 58k per year
Closing date
18 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Compensation & Benefits
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We are seeking a Head of Policy and Reward to join our Education client in London on a full time permanent basis. 

Reporting to the Deputy HR Director, you will develop a pay, rewards, benefits, and performance strategy and policy to meet continuing and future needs related to pay and rewards.

The role

  • Develop a total reward approach by combining a range of different pay and benefits into a flexible framework that meets the diverse needs of employees.
  • Develop and communicate the Reward & Recognition policy and practice to all communities, including a reward calendar so that stakeholders are clear about time frames, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Act as business expert in all matters relating to compensation and benefits, providing advice to key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for establishing job evaluation protocols and implementing them, including overseeing panels and communicating results.
  • Oversee the development of job profiling and job evaluation methods, including ensuring adequate capacity and capability to deliver an effective in-house service, as required.
  • Lead on the development of non-compensation benefits, ensuring alignment with strategy and values.
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Director of HR (Services), lead the annual pay and performance review process
  • Ensure regular benchmarking and market related pay research is undertaken when necessary
  • Drive implementation of the annual performance management process, working with the HR Business Partnering team to ensure it is effectively communicated to managers and staff and HR teams have a clear understanding of their role
  • Oversee the production of gender and race pay gap, and other pay-related data, reporting in accordance with statutory and best practice requirements.

About You  

  • Fellow or Chartered member of the CIPD, or equivalent experience in a specialist field.
  • Experience of working at a senior HR level in a complex, unionised organisation.
  • Experience in a reward specialist role, operating with a high degree of autonomy and delivering successful outcomes.
  • Up to date knowledge and expertise of best practice and current developments in reward, benefits, performance management and policy development
  • Experience with developing innovative approaches to existing complex reward frameworks.
  • Experience of leading/supporting Trade Union negotiations and consultations.
  • Experience in extracting and analysing data from HR systems, in order to inform decision making and fulfil statutory reporting obligations.
  • Experience of effectively communicating reward and performance management frameworks to a range of different stakeholders
  • Experience of designing and implementing changes to existing policies and/or new policies, to ensure compliance and best practice.


Ashley Kate is recognised as a 'Recruiter of Choice' for HR and Finance recruitment. Our business model centres around becoming a true business partner for our candidates and clients and our ability to offer a portfolio of services designed to meet your specific recruitment needs.

If you are recruiting or looking for a job, we are the hub for HR and Finance professionals. You can trust the services we provide because HR and Finance aren't just two of the things we do, it is what we do. Our extensive industry experience allows us to take our professionals' careers to the next level by providing a focus on quality and a complete dedication to all relationships. From global brands to small businesses, we offer a flexible range of HR and Finance recruitment services, recognising that organisations require a diverse range of skills. Our IRP accredited recruitment teams are aware of the demands placed on today's HR, Finance and Training professionals, which means we are committed to delivering a service that is personal, professional, straightforward, and valued by clients and candidates alike.

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Website: http://www.ashleykatehr.com/

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