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Pay and Reward Adviser

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Job Title:
Pay and Reward Adviser

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

from £25,046 to £ 28,461 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
29th May 2018


We are seeking a Pay and Reward Adviser to join our friendly and busy HR team at UKAEA.
If you have a high level of numeracy, accuracy and excel skills and a keen interest in pay and reward policies ideally with experience working within an HR function this could be a great opportunity for you.

There is pressure on pay for many of UKAEA`s roles due to the scarcity nature of engineering and technology and UKAEA`s geographical location. UKAEA is growing by c 100 people per year and there is pressure to retain and recruit to a wide range of posts within public sector pay policy.

Due to the organisational growth across the wide spectrum of disciplines including engineering, technology, science and professional support, this role has been created to support the Pay and Reward Specialist in providing a proactive Pay and Reward service to UKAEA. Accountabilities will include supporting the annual pay review, advising on pay policy with regard to ad hoc pay cases and supporting future changes to the pay and reward framework. The UKAEA is subject to Public Sector pay policy and has a recognised Trade Union for negotiation of pay and conditions.

The post holder will provide detailed reports using our ERP system (U4BW)/benchmarking data on all aspects of pay and will provide first level advice and guidance to HR Business Partners and line managers on the application of UKAEA`s pay policies. They will be expected to contribute to and understand discussions about future overall pay policy to obtain and format relevant pay reports and will be expected to provide first drafts on smaller scale recommendations e.g. apprentice pay.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience

-A Level Mathematics and preferably a degree in a numerate subject or equivalent

-Very good Excel skills

-Ability to explain numerical data to others verbally and in writing

-Very good attention to detail and ability to anticipate/ spot where data could be inaccurate

-Ability to understand and interpret policies

-Interest in the `human` aspect of pay and reward and what motivates people at work.

-Able to balance the individual`s needs on pay and reward and the organisation`s needs to ensure fairness and apply consistent policies.

-Recognises the importance of promoting pay equality at work (gender, race etc)

-CIPD Level 3/5 desirable but not essential. Support for HR qualifications may be provided

-Previous experience working within an HR function

Special requirements:
Selection Method(s):

-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

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