Reward Consultant

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Catherine Robinson

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Title: Reward Consultant
Duration: 12 months
Location: Stevenage
Hours:37 per week
Rate: on application

Role Summary

We currently have a requirement for an experienced Reward Specialist for up to 12 months to support the design and implementation of a Reward strategy that is fully aligned to business needs and enables attraction and retention of critical skills and recognises performance in a matrix structure.

Reporting directly to the Head of Reward, Airbus Defence and Space, the successful candidate will lead a Reward Work Stream as part of an integrated project to improve and simplify legacy HR working practices, policies, processes and employment conditions specific to the Airbus Defence and Space UK environment - known as Project Dragon.
The purpose of Project Dragon is to remove legacy barriers to new ways of working and a key element of this activity is to define and implement a common approach to reward that is aligned to strategic intent.

The initial scope covers 3,000 employees in four legacy groupings. There are a multitude of HR initiatives in progress within the wider Airbus organisation and one of the key challenges will be to quickly determine how the Reward Work Stream will integrate the scope of work into this environment and identify opportunities to co-ordinate activities to create and communicate a compelling employee value proposition with regards to reward.

Key Activities

-To quickly understand the ADS Reward Strategy and existing landscape (and make contribution to its ongoing development for UK).
-Lead the implementation of Job Value exercise that will provide a common job architecture and provide clarity on the relative value of jobs (in line with AIRBUS chosen methodology)
-Carry out market rate analysis and determine appropriate grade and pay structures
-Define how employee benefits will be applied across Grades and align legacy policy (including addressing anomalies e.g On-call pay )
-Understand wider Airbus initiatives and philosophy regarding variable pay (out of immediate scope but a key consideration and dependency)
-To take every opportunity to create an 'integrated' approach to Reward to allow employees to be aware of 'Total Reward' package (e.g. appreciation of Pension provision and influencing the implementation of Flexible Benefits ).
-To define and agree an ambitious implementation plan with specific deliverables, milestones, dependencies and costings in a well-defined Work Stream Definition Document. Implementation plans should include how proposals might be integrated into pay review processes / discussions.
-Modelling various costed implementation options to fully explore how total cost of employment can be controlled (or reduced) whilst still delivering attractive reward to differentiated roles that are key to business future.
-Defining and implementing the Policies, Practices and Processes that will underpin future approach (including pay policy to manage progression)

Candidate Profile:

The business are looking for a senior HR professional who has experience creating Comp & Ben packages for large companies and has a detailed understanding of the market and interpretation of what competitors are offering so previous experience is a must

Experience Required:

-Strong business and cost focus (evidence of being able generate opportunities to create value through effective Reward practices)
-Total Reward mind-set.
-Experienced in Job evaluation, grading and structuring pay policy aligned to market.
-Must be comfortable managing complexity and change and to communicate clearly.

This role is 37 hours per week with occasional travel to ADS sites in the UK. The successful candidate will need to undergo security clearance vetting in line with site requirements.

Please note that Morson International are acting as a Recruitment Business in relation to this vacancy.