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Reward and Benefits Manager

House of Lords
Westminster, London
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR (General)

We are looking for someone who loves working with Excel and wants to play a key role in the design and delivery of the pay and reward strategy at the House of Lords. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in our pay negotiations, as well as having oversight of our range of benefits!

You’ll be joining our Employee Experience and Reward team as the Reward and Benefits Manager in our HR office. In this exciting role you will Lead the Reward and Benefits function to ensure the successful implementation of the reward strategy.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who loves getting stuck into a spreadsheet and wants to drive the benchmarking of our reward and recognition framework, feeding into Our People Strategy aim to Attract and Retain the best people. If you have a positive, proactive, and collaborative approach, we would love to hear from you. This opportunity is hybrid with a mixture of working from home and on the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Parliamentary Estate.

You’ll be responsible for

  • Leading the Reward and Benefits function to ensure the successful implementation of the reward strategy.
  • Preparing papers and recommendations for changes to reward and benefits.
  • Driving the benchmarking of the reward and recognition framework.
  • Providing expert advice to inform individual pay decisions.
  • Working collaboratively with our Trade Union Side to ensure we maintain a constructive and collaborative partnership, playing a key role in pay negotiations.
  • Providing analysis and narrative for statutory reports, such as gender and ethnicity pay gaps.
  • An expert guidance and support service on the range of benefits offerings, including the Civil Service Pensions Schemes.
  • The allowances framework, ensuring that this meets business needs and drives positive behaviours.
  • Collaboration with colleagues in the House of Commons, Joint Departments and bicameral teams to support effective cross-parliamentary working and deliver on joint projects, e.g., specialist pay.

If this sounds like something you would like to hear more about, please apply below.

What we’re looking for

  1. Pay and Reward – Knowledge of public sector pay systems, with demonstrable experience of developing costed pay proposals, including benchmarking exercises, contributing to union negotiations and providing expert advice.
  2. HR Benefits – Demonstrable understanding of non-financial benefits and proven experience supporting benefits packages, ideally including a proven track record of researching and designing new benefits.
  3. Interpersonal skills - Demonstrable self-awareness and experience of influencing a range of managers, senior leaders and colleagues and establishing credibility as a trusted expert.
  4. Management Skills – Demonstrable ability to motivate and develop others, work effectively in a team, promote a values-led, diverse and inclusive working environment. Previous line management experience is not essential.
  5. Planning and Organising – Proven experience of managing multiple priorities successfully, setting and meeting deadlines for yourself and others and adjusting plans to respond to changing circumstances.
  6. Change Management – Proven experience of implementing change effectively, identifying and communicating key messages to diverse audiences, building stakeholder understanding and buy-in, and measuring success.

The job description provides full details about the role and what we are looking for.

What you’ll get in return

  • 30 days annual leave (increasing to 35 after one year’s service)
  • Generous civil service pension schemes
  • Parliamentary health and wellbeing service
  • Discounts from well-known brands and retailers
  • The opportunity to witness history in the making!

The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. It is separate to the Civil Service, although our terms and conditions are “broadly in line”. We are also independent from and complement the work of the House of Commons to:

  • Make laws
  • Check and challenge the actions of the government through questions and debates
  • Investigate public policy and provide a forum of independent expertise.

Please complete your online application by 23:55 on Sunday 14th July 2024.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please contact

The House of Lords Administration is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of their age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender/sex, gender reassignment/trans status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. The Administration will also consider flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. For this role we particularly welcome applications from groups which are currently underrepresented within the team, including applications from ethnic minority candidates and candidates with disabilities.

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