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Reward Partner

Reward Partner
Permanent | £46,900 to £52,792 per annum + exclusive benefits
Closing Date: 4th July 2021
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

In collaboration with the Group Payroll Manager & the Head of HR, you will develop and implement a Reward and Recognition Strategy that is aligned to WMCA's strategic priorities.

This will include the design, development and implementation of appropriate policies and governance, pay structures and processes, benefits, flexible benefits, total reward statements and reward communications policies, as well as the implementation of a job families/job evaluation framework that provides the foundation for future strategic policies and agility to allow future development.

What will you be doing?

, Develop and implement appropriate reward policies to ensure the success of WMCA reward strategy
, Conduct all role evaluations, and the ongoing review of job evaluation processes and improved processes
, Establish job families and ensure job profiles are in place for all roles with a review cycle in place
, Review job families/grading structure that is fair, compliant, robust and fit for future requirements
, Chair the fortnightly Job Evaluation Panel
, Design and development of a career pathways programme enabling future staff development
, Provide specialist and proactive reward expertise to business areas and the HR team
, Source, maintain and participate in reward, benefits and recognition surveys to enable external salary benchmarking, ensuring our offer remains competitive, appropriate, relevant, inclusive and meets legislative requirements
, Ensure insight from internal sources is used to inform future reward, benefits, and recognition activity
, Manage the relationship with the WMCA's discounts platform provider, to ensure the offering remains fit for purpose and provides value for money

About you

We're looking for a skilled reward specialist with in-depth knowledge of current reward trends and expertise in job evaluation, grading and the development of pay ranges.

Above this, we'd like you to have a relevant reward-related qualification and/or professional qualification at Level 5 or above and be able to demonstrate continuous professional development in the field of Reward and Recognition.

You'll be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of market practice reward and benefits and have good knowledge and understanding of corporate HR policies & procedures.

Your specialist knowledge of job evaluation and pay benchmarking techniques and of benefits design and delivery will be of interest to us.
We're looking for some who is highly numerate, with good analytical skills, able to review the information and determining the best approach and someone who is well networked within the reward arena.

About the team

Our Finance & Business Hub provides essential high-quality, responsive, and agile enabling services to the West Midlands Combined Authority and its directorates in areas such as human resources, procurement, commercial investments, assurance and appraisal, financial control and administration, and financial and business planning and performance reporting.



We are a cohesive team of forward-thinking, insightful, innovative and high-performing professionals who, through our?consultative and business partnering approach, influence, support and coach managers and senior leaders to help them achieve business objectives.

By doing so, we help to ensure sound decisions are made and it is in this capacity that?we act as a respected point of contact within the organisation.



About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we've shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together.

Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands - that's our reason for being here and it drives every move we make.

We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region - a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.



We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

We're ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do.

We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.

We're committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

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