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5 Jun 2020

Full-Time SDA Reward Lead

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

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£63,750 – £75,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Job description

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence responsible for the procurement and support of the UK’s nuclear submarines. This is work of unparalleled strategic importance nationally and internationally, ensuring the security of the UK’s continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. As the organisation responsible for this substantial and wide-ranging programme of work, the Submarine Delivery Agency is accountable to the MOD for the procurement of new submarines and to the Royal Navy for in-service support provision. It employs approximately 1700 highly qualified professionals with significant subject matter expertise and annual spend of c. £3 billion.

Our Human Resources function helps develop the highly skilled, motivated and inclusive workforce needed to drive exceptional performance. The expertise of our HR professionals includes: HR business partnering; learning & talent; reward and workforce planning & recruitment.


We are currently seeking a Reward Manager to oversee the on-going development and improvement of our complex Reward, Compensation and Benefits strategy. As Reward Manager you will provide support to the Director of HR in the day to day management of all aspects of employee compensation and benefits. Duties include:

* Managing a busy Reward team
* Overseeing the development and implementation of a Reward strategy aligned to our business targets
* Managing and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits frameworks
* Conducting external benchmarking and ensuring knowledge of best market practice in all areas of compensation and benefits is kept up to date
* Supporting the management of the job evaluation process
* Interpreting UK legislation and HMRC tax rules, ensuring SDA compensation and benefits policies and processes are legally compliant
* Conducting analysis and producing regular statistical metrics, as well as generating reports, data and management information for individual projects and decision making throughout the business
* Engaging key stakeholders to ensure that compensation and benefits frameworks are relevant, valued and understood by the business
* Participating in networking forums to further enhance SDA market knowledge
* Working with REMCO and executive pay
* Managing the accurate and timely completion of salary survey reports including trend analysis and making recommendations using various external benchmarking companies to enable SDA to make informed decisions

To be successful in this post you will have demonstrable experience of:

* Delivering Civil Service pay negotiations
* Benchmarking
* Job evaluation
* Involvement in annual pay reviews and awards including REMCO/Executive Pay and TU consultation
* Worked in a large complex environment
* People Management

To be considered for interview you must ensure these essential skills are highlighted within your CV.

Please note that you may be considered for similar positions at the level below the advertised role.

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with plenty of opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service on or after 5 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About DE&S/SDA and your team

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence responsible for the procurement, in service support and disposal of the UK’s nuclear submarines. Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance nationally and internationally, ensuring the security of the UK’s continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent, and delivering the most technically complex programmes in Defence. We employ over 1400 people and have an annual spend of c. £3.5 billion.

Our HR function sets strategic direction and helps develop the highly skilled and inclusive workforce needed to drive exceptional performance. Through strong stakeholder engagement, HR provides dedicated people management processes, policies and services to support DE&S to deliver its outputs. We are integral to operational delivery.

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Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ attached or click here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, human resources, Ministry of Defence, MOD, Reward Lead, and SDA. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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