Pay and Reward Manager

Department for Transport
Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds, London, Swansea
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Travel & Transport
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Compensation & Benefits

Ref: 312978
Salary: £40,808
National Minimum - £40,808
London Minimum - £44,811
Location: Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds, London, Swansea

Closing date: 11:55 pm on Sunday 1 October 2023.

Job Summary

We recognise the challenges that people with protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Are you someone with experience of working a in a pay and reward function?

Do you enjoy working with a range of stakeholders and can build positive working relationships?

Would you like to shape the Department for Transport and have a real impact on our pay and reward strategy?

If so, then we would love for you to apply!

Job Description

Transport is fundamental to our society. A safe, secure, efficient and reliable transport system is something that we all depend upon as it is vital for supporting a strong, productive economy and the jobs and homes people need. The Department for Transport is made up of the central Department (DfTc) and five Executive Agencies – the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; the Vehicle Certification Agency; the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency; the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; and Active Travel England. We work with our agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country.

This role will have the opportunity to work on a range of Reward policies to attract, motivate and retain our staff. It will be varied, fast paced and a great place to learn and make a difference. Reward is a vital strategic enabler in the recruitment and retention of the capability we need to deliver our organisational priorities and a key element in supporting DfT’s strategic objective to Be an Excellent Department.

You will have the opportunity to use your professional expertise to deliver Reward solutions, working with and influencing colleagues and stakeholders while also supporting the Reward Lead with the design and development of integrated and flexible reward strategies.

You will work with a broad range of stakeholders to support our reward policies and processes, including but not limited to senior leaders, HRBPs, our shared services and payroll provider as well as colleagues in our Executive Agencies and the wider Civil Service.

Additional Information

A minimum of 40% of your working time should be spent at your principal workplace, although requirements to attend other locations for official business, or carry out detached duty in another DfT workplace, will also count towards this level of attendance.

Reasonable Adjustments

As a Disability Confident Leader employer, we are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is fair, accessible and allows all candidates to perform at their best. If a person with a visible or non-visible disability is substantially disadvantaged, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need during the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at an interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you need a reasonable adjustment so that you can complete your application, you should contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Pre-employment Checking

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5-year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard checks.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction.

Contact point for applicants
Holly Pescina-Taylor,
Recruitment team,

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email:

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