Reward and Governance Adviser

Skipton, The Bailey, BD23 1DN

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Depending on skills & Experience

23rd Jan 2018

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Full Time

Up to 35 hours - Working pattern is flexible



Job Introduction

Skipton Building Society has an exciting new opportunity in our Reward and Governance Team.  

Working with a small team of Reward professionals the successful applicant will enjoy a busy and varied role providing first class support across all aspects of our colleague reward and benefits package.

You will need to be passionate about service delivery and service excellence as you approach the many different challenges offered by the role.  Liaising with both internal colleagues and managers and external suppliers you will find yourself supporting the efficient management of our pay processes, the effective and engaging communication of our colleague benefits package and the successful maintenance of our many governance frameworks.

If you pride yourself on having excellent administration skills with a desire to use these to further develop and improve our colleague experience then this could be the role for you.   In return you will enjoy the benefits of working in a flexible and supportive team where you can expand your knowledge in this specialist area of HR.

Main Responsibilities


  • Administrative support relating to the planning, implementation and delivery of the key annual reward activities including annual pay review, annual bonus and annual holiday trading activities
  • Support with the re-design of the Society’s My Rewards Intranet pages ensuring the benefit promotion material is accurate, easy to use and engaging.
  • Management of Society’s participation in agreed salary survey and benchmarking submissions
  • Support with the annual benefits renewal exercises acting as contact point for all benefit providers
  • Support in the communication of colleague benefits to help increase awareness and engagement with all employee benefits offered by the Society
  • The first point of contact for managing day to day queries on reward and benefits.
  • Administrative support for all the reward and regulatory governance frameworks and all associated processes.
  • Co-ordination and support of the Reward and Governance Meetings Schedule including diary management, meeting pack production, minute taking (where appropriate) and action tracking

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a self-motivated well organised individual who is able to manage a number of different activities at the same time.  The ideal candidate will have strong Excel skills along with an appetite to learn how to operate new systems and technologies.   They will also be numerate, have good written skills with the ability to communicate effectively to our colleagues, managers and suppliers.

Experience of working in HR or Reward would be beneficial although not essential as full training will be provided. 

A flexible attitude to work would also be expected as the workloads can fluctuate throughout the year.     

About the Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do.

The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers

Package Description

In return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:

  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Cover
  • 25 days’ holiday, plus one day for each year you’re with us, up to a maximum of 30 days (pro rata when working on a reduced hours basis)
  • SBS offer a range of preferential employee savings & insurance products
  • Paid course fees to study for a professional qualification (where relevant to the role)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Head Office onsite shop and internet cafe
  • An opportunity to join Simply Health Cash Plan – offering twenty annual benefits including dental care, optical care and physiotherapy
  • Option to donate to charity direct through Payroll Giving
  • Online employee benefits scheme offering discounts with hundreds of high street and online retailers
  • Eye Tests
  • Car Allowance – if applicable to role
  • More senior roles also offer access to group income protection and private medical care

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