Compensation and Benefits Specialist

University of Plymouth
May 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966 - £37,099
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£33,966 - £37,099 per annum - Grade 6

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Permanent, Full-Time

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Professional/Support Services
Compensation and Benefits Specialist


We have a new opportunity for an experienced Compensation and Benefits Specialist to join our busy Pensions and Payroll team as part of the HR Operations service. The University has an on-going HR strategy to continuously review and improve the Total Reward package that currently includes a range of financial and non-financial benefits as well as a mix of defined and contribution benefits pension schemes.

You will be a key contributor to the University total reward strategy. Working closely with the Pensions and Payroll Manager to support and develop a competitive and well-designed compensation and benefit offering to motivate, attract and retain high performing resources. You will be alert and responsive in recognising fresh enhancements for compensation, pension options and employee wellbeing and integral to subsequent design and promotion.

You will have a good understanding of pension regulations to manage the operational transactions in accordance with statutory obligations and provide comprehensive advice to members and other stakeholders. You will design and communicate policy and tools to underpin employee financial confidence and understanding.

You will have PAYE competency and excellent reconciliation and reporting skills using Excel, for example. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal and a demonstrable commitment to providing first-rate customer service. The ability to work accurately and flexibly in a busy and constantly changing environment, both independently and as part of a team, is essential.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Rachel Edwards by email at [email protected].

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 20th May 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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