Reward, Benefits & Performance Adviser

Unit: People Services

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322

Location: Milton Keynes

Please quote reference: 17711

Fixed Term Contract until 31/07/2021

Closing date: Wednesday 4 November 2020 – midday

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

People Services is committed to providing The Open University with high quality people solutions and is valued for its efficiency, expertise, partnering capability and service. We are looking for an organised, proactive Reward, Benefits and Performance Adviser to join the People Services team on a fixed-term basis.

As a Reward, Benefits & Performance Adviser, you will help contribute to the implementation and application of pay, reward, benefits and performance strategies to enable the University to deliver its strategic objectives. A key part of this role will be to ensure reward and benefits strategies and frameworks comply with University governance and regulations whilst undertaking salary and benefits benchmarking reviews on a regular basis.

This is an exciting opportunity which enables you to make a real difference and help drive forward the OU’s mission statement.

Skills and experience

  • Are you a Chartered member of CIPD membership or possess equivalent experience in a specialist or analytical field?
  • Do you have experience specialist reward and benefits or an HR analytical role, operating with a high degree of autonomy within a regulated procedural context?
  • Do you possess proven experience of working in HR in a complex unionised organisation?
  • Are you a confident team player, with a proactive and flexible approach?
  • Do you have experience of collating and analysing statistical information?

If the answer to these questions is yes – we want to hear from you!

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found here.

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term.  Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

Closing date: Wednesday 4 November 2020 by 12 noon

Interview date: week commencing 16 November 2020

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online following the instructions below and clicking the “Apply Now” link below.

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • CV
  • Personal Statement, no more than 2 sides of A4, providing examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job description

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure that your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: Reward, Benefits & Performance Adviser, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

To apply, click "Apply" here on Changeboard where you will be
re-directed to register on our careers site & complete your application.

Remember to attach your CV and personal statement as ONE DOCUMENT.  

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