Employment Reward Lead

Job summary and Responsibilities

Here at Essex County Council, we're looking at things differently. By 2020, we aim to be both self-funded and self-sufficient, standing on our own two feet financially. It's a significant change and a huge challenge, but a welcome opportunity too. We're in a relatively strong financial position, however there's more we can do. We need to think differently, more entrepreneurially, more creatively about how we use resources to solve the problems of tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Working at the centre of a wide business network, this role will work across all areas of Organisation, Development & People. Specialising and leading on Pay, Employee Benefits, and Employee Recognition 

You will have proven expertise in innovative approaches to pay and reward, that maintain a high-achieving organisation culture, by delivering programmes that reward and recognise achievements, and behaviours, in a market-relevant, fair and cost-effective way.

The post holder will be advising and influencing senior stakeholders to enable us to change what we do individually, and as an organisation, aligned to our People Strategy. This role needs a balance of pragmatism with an understanding of leading-edge pay and reward approaches and deep professional insight.

Knowledge, skills and experience

About you

You’ll be able to showcase your expert knowledge of leading edge pay and reward mechanism. You’ll be an expert in pay benchmarking and Hay job evaluation. You’ll use evidence-based decision making to drive our organisational performance. It’s essential that you have an in-depth understanding of pay and reward strategies, as well as tactics for deployment which you’ll need as we’re a complex organisation on a change journey. 

You’ll have experience of designing overall reward packages to attract, motivate and retain individuals and groups, with the ability to articulate complex reward and benefits concepts, to meet business objectives and budget requirements. You will have exceptionally strong networking and relationship building skills at all levels across and beyond the organisation.

Above all, you want to make a real difference to Essex County Council in all things, not just how we approach reward and benefits.

About us

At Essex County Council we have a vision to be a county where innovation brings prosperity and we are dedicated to improving the lives of our residents. With a total workforce of around 43,000, Essex County Council is one of the largest county councils in the country and we truly believe our greatest asset is our people. They are fundamentally key to our current and future success.

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please click on the apply link on Changeboard.

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