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Reward Project Manager

Job title Reward Project Manager

Department Human Resources

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £54,805 pro rata (including a market supplement)

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Wednesday 14 September 2022

Closing date Wednesday 05 October 2022

Interview date See advert

Reference CC9821

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The University of Bath is about to start a major change project to review, update and implement a revised approach to pay and grading. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the project management, design, and delivery of that outcome. 

About the role:

You will be the Subject Matter Expert [SME] for the University, and with a number of other exciting projects taking place that have need for specialist reward advice, you will find yourself working in a varied and vibrant landscape. Unsurprisingly, you will also be asked to undertake a mentoring/SME role for the existing reward team in the HR department to embed the necessary knowledge, skills and practice that will assure our ability to perform well in what we anticipate will be a much changed environment into the medium and long-term.

About us:

The Reward function of the University sits in the Workforce Development in Human Resources. We are a small team that runs day-to-day processes alongside projects that have team, departmental and University-level impact. We value each other and are particularly proud of a growing track record of delivering meaningful change that sticks.

In addition to Reward, the wider team also covers academic promotion, learning and organisational design/development, and HRMI.

Further information:

We are interested in making a difference, and as a result the position is offered on a highly flexible, part-time basis.

We understand that you may have commitments beyond work, and want you to be able to contribute excellently there, whilst you also contribute excellently for us. We are especially pleased to welcome applications from candidates who have caring responsibilities.

It is anticipated that the position will be required for up to two-years.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ed Webster, Deputy Director of Workforce Development (, however, please submit your application via the University website.

An assessment centre will be arranged w/c 10 October 2022.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.