Our reward package

The Met Office is recruiting for a Senior Reward Business Partner based at Exeter with good flexible working options including regular homeworking.

As our Senior Reward Business Partner, the starting salary will be £45150.00 with opportunities to progress to £49890.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

Our total reward package is potentially worth up to £63611 per annum, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.We also offer:

– Outstanding Civil Service Pension
– Flexible hours and homeworking
– Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years
– Option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
– Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
– Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

We are the Met Office, the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
Our services are delivered through exceptional scientific, technological and operational expertise. We have a team of excellent people, working to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.
Our values – it’s who we are:

– We’re a force for good
– We’re experts by nature
– We live and breathe it
– We’re better together
– We keep evolving

Job Purpose

The newly formed People Directorate is integral to the delivery of the overall business strategy of the Met Office. Providing the foundations of attracting, recruiting, rewarding, motivating and developing our employees. We do this through our People Strategy and an effective EVP that makes the Met Office a “Great Place to Work”.

As an experienced senior reward professional, you will be the reward subject matter expert working with the Senior Leadership Team to provide strategic reward expertise to the business. You will lead reward projects by designing and leading delivery of new reward and benefit programmes, using processes based on expertise and market knowledge. You will form senior level relationships and work very closely with the strategic planning function, along with external partners such as our parent department BEIS.

As our Senior Reward Business Partner , the key duties are:

  • As the reward specialist for the Met Office you will deliver the annual pay process for the MO including writing business cases and board-level recommendations; combined with external engagement with central government.
  • This post will assesses and benchmark existing and proposed structures as appropriate best practice and provide continuous improvements. With recommendations based on market insights to various stakeholder groups.
  • Strategically review the effectiveness of existing reward programmes by engaging with senior stakeholders; making recommendations for change as appropriate.
  • Develop and lead delivery of agreed reward structures that encourage appropriate behaviours and support the wider business strategy.
  • Job Evaluation lead for the people function.
  • Develop and present analytics on remuneration including performance, total salary spends growth, scheme performance vs affordability. Develop the data to present to the business e.g. via reporting dashboards, that support remuneration strategy reviews.
  • Working closely with the People directorate Senior Leadership team to support the people strategy for all reward-related activities.
  • Adhoc support to Reward projects & tasks. (gender pay/total reward statements).
  • Work closely with the Pay Team
  • Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  • Chartered CIPD Qualified or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrable expertise in strategic Reward & Recognition development, with an understanding of wider HR functions
  • Experience in designing and implementing effective bonus and pay programmes, ideally in a scientific/technical setting.
  • Good knowledge of total reward packages.
  • The ability to engage and influence stakeholders up to senior level, including strong drafting and presentational skills
  • Excellent analytical and, numerical skills with the ability to strategically analyse and evaluate data.
  • Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience of working in the public sector in a reward function.
  • How to apply and additional information

    To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.

    Closing date 27/07/2021 with interviews commencing from 16/08/2021 . We update all applicants once the vacancy has closed and applications have been reviewed.

    At present, all interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from those with all protected characteristics.
    We recognise that Great Minds Don’t Think Alike and are committed to being a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We are a Disability Confident, Mindful Employer and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness, and open competition.
    If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via [email protected] You can request adjustments either within our application form or via email.

    We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting their application is considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the minimum criteria for the role. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.
    We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK – please refer to GOV.UK for information. Our roles sometimes require higher level Security Clearance, which generally requires living in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.

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