Head of Reward

The Head of Reward will lead the development and delivery of specific work programmes promoting and implementing reward strategies across the NHS.
  • Agile working with regular travel to Leeds and London

  • Permanent. Full time, flexible working considered.

  • £48,270 - £54,520 (normal starting salary would be £48,270 but more may be available subject to relevant experience)

About the Role

As the Head of Reward you will lead the development and delivery of specific work programmes promoting and implementing reward strategies across the NHS.  You will work with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the work programme is responsive to developments within the NHS.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the post holder will:

  • Represent the views of employers with the aim of influencing national policy on reward related matters,
  • Develop, plan and implement a programme of work supporting the NHS to implement a strategic approach to reward using the principles underpinning total reward,
  • Provide advice on a range of remuneration, contractual and employment relations issues, whilst maintaining the high profile and reputation of NHS Employers
  • As part of the management team, contribute to the managements and ongoing development of the ERR Directorate
  • Manage the programme team supporting the ongoing development through regular feedback and one to one discussions and team meetings
  • deliver activities that support key work programme objectives.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Can influence both internally and externally at a senior level to develop policy and reward strategies
  • Have a good understanding of public policy and strong political awareness and judgement
  • Have a proven track record of developing, managing, and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of NHS workforce policy issues and the possible employment relations and reward interventions
  • Can demonstrate effective verbal, written and presentational skills when conveying complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Have proven experience of working individually, and as part of a team, when delivering competing work priorities under pressure
  • Have a good understanding of developments and trends in pay and reward
  • Have well developed negotiating and influencing skills
  • Can lead and motivate teams
  • Can prioritise own workload and that of the team and manage conflicting priorities

About Us

The NHS Confederation is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff. A place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies including family friendly policies and flexible working and we have range of channels to support staff from different backgrounds including our staff networks and a staff forum.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly and our agile working principles are designed to empower our people to work with optimal flexibility and minimal constraints to support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

  • • Develop and implement a programme of work supporting the NHS to implement a strategic approach to reward using the principles underpinning total reward.

    • Provide leadership and strategic advice on the range of remuneration, contractual and employment relations issues, ensuring that NHS Employers continues to have a high profile and a positive reputation.

    • Work with other heads of teams and Department of Health officials to develop the reward agenda.

    • Build a partnership approach with trade union representatives to deliver the work programme through creating and developing effective relationships. Welcome About our directorate The role Person specification Our offer Application process Dignity at work FAQs

    • Undertake and commission intelligence gathering to support the evaluation of the effectiveness and relevance of current work outputs, and work with stakeholders to identify future opportunities, including collaboration and bespoke project work.

    • Develop and support implementation strategies and work proactively with the NHS Employers communications and engagement teams to support employers to implement national agreements and follow best employment practices, in collaboration with DHSC and the national Arm's Length Bodies (ALBs).

    • Contribute, in collaboration with others, material to support the preparation of annual evidence to the both the NHS and doctors and dentists pay review bodies.

    • Build and maintain an understanding of specialist areas of reward related policy knowledge across the team.

    • Develop, oversee and contribute to effective mechanisms for gathering the views of employers, ensuring that our work programmes meet their priorities and needs

    • Liaise with other NHS Employers and NHS Confederation teams on relevant matters including the commissioning of communication products.

    • Manage and develop the team through regular one to ones and team meeting.

    • Undertake effective appraisals which are supported through personal development planning.

    • Manage allocated budgets and expenditure to ensure effective cost control. Deliver value for money on any external contract.

    • Responsible, as part of the management team, to contribute to the management and development of the ERR directorate.

    • Deputise for the deputy director at both internal and external meetings when required.

  • • Excellent written and oral communications skills, good situational judgment and the ability to develop strategic relationships.

    • Crucially, they will have the ability to advise and influence internally at a senior level to develop NHS Employers policy and strategies. They will also be able to identify and handle complex issues and communicate different points of view when appropriate.

    • Good understanding of public policy development and strong political awareness and judgment.

    • Good understanding of developments and trends in pay and reward outside of the NHS.

    • Good knowledge of employment and industrial relations legislation. • Well-developed negotiating and influencing skills.

    • High level communication and stakeholder relationship skills.

    • Strong programme management skills.

    • Able to lead and motivate teams.

    • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload and conflicting priorities.

To Apply

Take a look at the recruitment pack and complete the application form.

Please note we do not accept CVs. If you require the application form in another format please contact us.

Completed application forms should be emailed to job applications.

For an informal discussion about the post and the NHS Confederation before applying please contact Andrea Hester.

Application deadline: 03 October 2021 (23:55)

Interview date: w/c 25 October 2021

All applications must be received by 11.59pm on the day of the closing date unless specified. If your application is late, for whatever reason, there is no guarantee that we will be able to consider it.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to each applicant in person. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within three week of the closing date, your application has not been successful