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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Workforce and Reward Manager

Job Reference: J19-A-20-0476

NHS Employers

Workforce and Reward Manager – Reward team, NHS Employers
Grade C: £36,150 per annum
Base: Leeds (national travel required) There is currently a requirement to work from home.
Hours: Full time (flexible working will be considered)

Do you want to take a lead in supporting NHS organisations in:

  • finding innovative ways in delivering their approach to reward?
  • supporting national pay, terms and conditions negotiations?
  • designing and advising on good practice solutions to employment relations and reward in the NHS?

We have an excellent opportunity to join the Pension and Reward team as a programme manager, here at NHS Employers. The team works collaboratively to support employers on the NHS Pension as well as in developing their strategic approach to reward and benefits for their staff.

What are we looking for?

As a manager in the Pension and Reward team, you will:

  • lead the design, development and implementation of the commissioned work programmes, working closely with key stakeholders and employers in the NHS.
  • facilitate and contribute at national meetings
  • attend and run engagement events, providing products, tools and guidance to support employers and answering queries on job evaluation and equal pay, terms and conditions, and employment relations issues.
  • work closely across the team, planning and communicating effectively.
  • engage and work with other teams across the organisation to ensure our work is successfully connected to support employers in the NHS.

Experience of successful partnership working with trade unions is desirable.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • require excellent written and communication skills
  • have the ability to plan work, prioritise and manage conflicting priorities
  • possess strong people management skills and be able to work with and develop robust relationships with a range of stakeholders.

The position requires you to represent the organisation at external meetings and will be required to facilitate and run engagement events. You will be supported to develop in the role, but you will require some knowledge and understanding of reward, pensions or NHS workforce terms and conditions, along with the possible Human Resources solutions.

About NHS Employers

NHS Employers is the employers’ organisation for the NHS in England and operates as part of the NHS Confederation. We help employers to develop a sustainable workforce, improve staff experience and be the best employers they can be.

Our practical resources and expert insights help make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues, to keep employers up to date with the latest thinking and ensure they are informed and equipped to support the NHS workforce.

The majority of the Employment Relations and Reward directorate works from the central Leeds office although we are all home based presently due to Covid-19. Technology affords us the opportunity to work closely together. Some national travel is also required for the role with prior agreement. Reasonable adjustments, if required, will be fully supported.

Working for NHS Confederation

We offer a range of benefits to staff including 30 days annual leave, a flexi-time scheme, cycle to work scheme and a workplace pension (NHS Pensions are supported for the first five years). We have a relaxed dress code and work in a modern office environment in the centre of Leeds. There are a range of discounts available to staff members including free gym use and NHS discounts.

NHS Confederation welcomes all applicants from all backgrounds and is committed to recruiting the best person for the job through a process that is fair, open, consistent, and free from discrimination. We believe it is essential to build a diverse and inclusive company culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and acknowledged.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly to respond to changing circumstances and we want to ensure we do as much as possible to help support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

The NHS Confederation is a membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisation’s that plan, commission and provide NHS services with our members drawn from every part of the health and care system. At the NHS Confederation we are passionate about our values (voice, openness, integrity, challenge, empowerment and respect). These are supported by a set of behaviours that demonstrate the attitudes and approach we take to work.

How to apply
You can learn more about the role by downloading the recruitment pack which includes:

  • the ‘Application Top Tips’ document
  • the job description
  • the ‘What type of work will you be doing’ document

In addition, if you would like to arrange an informal chat please email Alexander van Rees ,Head of Employment Relations ( to arrange a call.

To apply for this role please first read the ‘Application Top Tips’ in the recruitment pack and then complete the application form , outlining why you are interested in the role and providing evidence as to how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the skills, knowledge and experience listed in the person specification. CV applications alone will not be accepted. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday, 06 December

Interview date: Virtual assessment centre (via Microsoft Teams) on Monday, 14 December 2020

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