Reward and Recognition Consultant

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Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: circa 42,500 per annum dependent upon experience

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time

Security Level: BPSS


We are the UK's aviation and aerospace regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the constantly evolving aviation environment.


The Role


To support the Reward and Recognition manager in the development, implementation and on-going support of the key products, practices and processes that support delivery of the CAA’s total reward strategy and alignment with the People Strategy.


Core Accountabilities


  • Collaborate with the Reward and Recognition Manager in to continuing to embed, refine, develop, and further evolve the CAA’s Reward Model, including the feasibility of introducing job families.
  • Provide expert advice on pay, reward, benefits, and pension matters both internally within the People and Culture team and externally to colleagues, managers and other customers and stakeholders across the business as appropriate.
  • Provide support and contribute to the management of the annual benefits renewal process in collaboration with other members of the Reward Team.
  • Under the guidance of the Reward and Recognition Manager, working with relevant third-party suppliers, Procurement, and relevant parties, maintain, promote, and source new and existing benefit offerings, including though any retender exercise.
  • Oversee and collaborate with the Reward Officer on the day-to-day operation of our Employee Benefits platform, including maintaining a good supplier/customer relationship with our provider Zest.
  • In collaboration with other members of the Reward Team, oversee the day-to-day operation, monitoring and promotion of our Recognition Scheme.
  • Work closely with the Reward and Recognition Manager in the preparation of HRLT/ExCo/Board papers as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the Reward and Recognition Manager, provide relevant pay data and intelligence for stakeholders at all levels (both at a corporate level and on an ad-hoc basis) to help inform and influence decisions on all, pay and reward related matters.
  • Contribute to and participate in the Annual Pay Review process, including negotiations with the Trade Unions and implementation of the awards in April and October annually.
  • Participate in and support the undertaking of the annual pay gap reporting analysis, preparation of the report and findings, socializing with the D&I committee and ExCo and publication of report.
  • Contribute to and participate in cross cutting and organizational reward projects e.g., review of allowances.   


About You


Essential Criteria:


  • Effective analytical skills to enable collation, measurement, and interpretation of data and to support the presentation of complex information in a concise manner.
  • Good interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills - ability to rapidly establish credibility and develop constructive working relationships with customers and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work proactively, flexibly and to manage competing priorities in a complex reward environment and your workload to deliver to tight timescales.
  • A high level of competence in standard Microsoft office software packages (Intermediate to advanced Excel skills).
  • Good project management skills.
  • CIPD qualified or willing to study towards qualification.


Desirable Criteria:


  • Previous experience in one or more of the Compensation and Benefits areas (benefits, annual pay review cycle, reward systems, pay modelling or pensions).
  • Awareness of key HR procedures and their practical application is desirable.
  • Knowledge of job evaluation/job-sizing techniques would be beneficial but is not essential as training will be given.


Additional Information


For many appointments within the CAA, these roles require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holders must undergo National Security Vetting and achieve the appropriate level of clearance.


To be vetted you must have the right to work in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken.


If you do not meet these requirements, we may not be able to accept your application.


For more information on BPSS clearance please visit - BPSS clearance


The CAA values high ethical standards and personal integrity among employees. If invited for interview you will be asked to complete a declaration of interest.


Inclusive Recruitment 


We are passionate about diversity and ensuring all are included at the CAA. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone.

As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

Working With Us 


We are on a journey towards being increasingly adaptable, where our colleagues collaborate as part of cross-functional teams. This approach ensures we never stop learning together. It also means that you may become involved in activities that take you out of your day-to-day role, providing you with opportunities to develop and grow your career with us.

We have embraced hybrid working and offer flexible working patterns, being open to having a conversation about what works for you. We know where and when we work is important in achieving a work-life balance.


We offer a range of excellent benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym at Gatwick, discounted gym membership for London, 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme, a generous pension scheme and much more!

Our Values

Do The Right Thing, Never Stop Learning, Build Collaborative Relationships, Respect Everyone – For more information please Click Here

Closing Date: 24th July 2024

Interview Date: 14th August 2024


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


No recruitment agencies please.


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