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Pay & Reward Assistant

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

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new career which will make a positive impact on people who work for Staffordshire County Council?

At Staffordshire County Council we are focusing all our efforts on our People Strategy which aims to continue to make the organisation a great place to work. The Pay & Reward Team plays an important role in achieving the outcomes of this strategy, so we are developing our Pay & Reward offer to attract and retain talented people.

As a Pay & Reward Assistant you will help us achieve the delivery of exciting new projects and improve our employee benefits offer.

You will assist with the implementation of Pay & Reward policies, processes, and system improvements. You will also assist with other pay related processes such as answering pay & reward related queries, undertaking pay benchmarking and assist with the Council’s job evaluation process.

You will be a highly valued member of a small, enthusiastic team who have high aspirations for developing the Pay & Reward offer at the Council.

Main Responsibility

You will require experience of working in a human resource, pay and reward or payroll environment and ideally, knowledge of local government. Further information about the key accountabilities for this role are detailed in the job description.


The Ideal Candidate

You will also need:

  • Educated to A level or equivalent qualification / experience
  • CPP qualified or willing to undertake
  • Knowledge of employment legislation and HR policies, procedure and initiatives
  • Experience of providing HR or pay and reward advice and guidance
  • Experience of undertaking research and supporting improvements and changes to processes
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft, Excel and employee data.

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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