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Pay & Reward Adviser

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you enjoy making positive changes for the benefit of an organisation? Are you looking for a new challenge which can really make a positive impact on people who work for Staffordshire County Council?

We are focusing all our efforts on our People Strategy which aims to make the organisation a great place to work.

The Reward Team plays an important role in achieving the outcomes of this strategy, so we are developing our Reward offer to attract and retain talented people.

Main Responsibility

What you’ll bring

You will:

  • have experience of working in a pay and reward environment and ideally, an understanding of local government.
  • play a critical role within the Reward Team to support the delivery of exciting new projects to improve our employee benefits offer.
  • take a key role in supporting the development and implementation of Pay & Reward policies, processes, and system improvements.
  • provide advice and guidance on Job Evaluation and ensure this service runs smoothly.
  • support other pay related processes such as implementing pay awards, analysing market pay data, providing pay related solutions and resolving complex pay queries.
  • be a highly valued member of a small, enthusiastic team who have high aspirations for developing the Reward offer at the Council. 

The Ideal Candidate

You will need:

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent experience
  • Detailed understanding of equal pay legislation, policy relating to pay and reward and wider employment law
  • In-depth experience of providing advice on pay related matters, identifying risks and providing solutions
  • Demonstrable experience of job evaluation methodology
  • Experience of undertaking research, identifying improvements, and implementing new or changed processes.
  • Experience of communicating and influencing with internal customers, presenting information in a variety of formats
  • Ability to effectively manage business as usual work and projects effectively within a busy environment

This job allows for hybrid working, your office base will be Stafford but you will have the flexibility to work from home.

If you require any further information about this role, please contact Jennie Griffiths, jennie.griffiths@staffordshire,

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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