Reward Manager

Anglia Ruskin University
April 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263
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  • Job Description & Person Specification (PDF, 120.25kb)
  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

    ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

    About the role:

    We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced HR Reward Manager to join our dynamic team. This is a newly formed key role in HR Services to deliver on our new transformative approach to talent acquisition and retention. This is an exciting time to join, as our friendly, collaborative, and focused HR Team move into the new era of our ‘One HR' approach. Taking a lead role in identifying, advising, and planning all aspects of our total reward package offering. As an expert in reward and recognition you will demonstrate a knowledgeable and pragmatic approach to guiding and advising managers. Working closely with colleagues, you will play an active role in the HR Team. You will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Monitoring salary structure and benefits
  • Development of competitive reward and recognition initiatives, ensuring all benefit packages are legally compliant
  • Operationally manage ARU's annual recognition and reward process, including the annual Academic Promotion round
  • Conduct external benchmarking to ensure ARU remain competitive, attracting the best available candidates within a competitive recruitment market
  • Working closely with the ED&I team, contributing to action planning for ARU's gender pay gap exercises
  • Undertaking reviews and proposing changes where appropriate, ensuring the process is fair and inclusive following ARU's strategic priorities
  • Recruitment is key to our growth as a university. You will be market aware of new reward and recognition schemes, staying current, relevant, and up to date with new approaches. Creating guidelines and available content to inform managers when making decisions, and building trusted and respected relationships with colleagues, using effective communication, you will ensure managers and their wider teams understand the benefits of working at ARU and relevance of these.

    For an informal discussion please contact Janine Rusbridge, Assistant HR Director at [email protected]

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

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