Reward Business Partner

Network Rail

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

  • 4 x 9hr days
  • £43k - 47k per year
  • Hybird Remote, Milton Keynes

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Milton Keynes, UK ⚠️

Reward Business Partner


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Human Resources

About Network Rail

Our passengers and freight users are at the heart of everything we do. We help connect people to their friends and families and get goods to their destination safely and efficiently. We’re an organisation where people matter. When you're part of our team, you matter to us and you matter to millions. Watch our video to find out more!

Human Resources (HR) provides support on all people-related issues for Network Rail. We’re responsible for creating an environment that attracts and engages high-performing individuals to deliver engineering and operational excellence for Britain’s railway. Our approach is a pragmatic one, challenging where appropriate and professional in all areas of delivery.

We are seeking a Reward Business Partner to provide expert advice and guidance on employee benefits to the HR community, deliver a job evaluation service to the business, and lead on small to medium scale projects.

Brief Description

Vacancy Type: Perm.

Location: This role is based at Quadrant:MK.

Closing date: 8th April 2024.

Band & Salary: 4C, £43,588 - £49,037.

About the role (External)

Vacancy Type: Perm.

Location: This role is based at Quadrant:MK.

Closing date: 8th April 2024. On occasion, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes.

Band & Salary: 4C, £43,588 - £49,037

What are the key accountabilities in this role?

·Provide advice and guidance to HR and the wider business on reward initiatives and processes and keep updated with legislation and subsequent changes to keep end users updated.

·Investigate, review and respond to requests regarding organisational design principles, proposed organisational structure changes and roles, job descriptions and the job evaluation process to enable HR colleagues and managers to make informed decisions.

·Manage the assurance process of job evaluation, so that HR colleagues and line managers are supported through the end-to-end process, and the job evaluation process operates effectively and efficiently.

·Establish and maintain key stakeholder networks within HR and the wider business community so that a consistent and professional service is provided in all aspects of reward.

·Maintain job evaluation databases and records, including assurance and compliance, validation, monitoring and on-going analysis so that the information is correct and up-to-date.

·Monitor allocated supplier contracts, including responding to queries and issues and escalating as necessary, analysing data and reporting on trends and insights, and coordinating and attending review meetings, so that the product / service is provided in line with the contract and any changes or improvements are identified and progressed.

·Manage allocated reward policies, including providing advice and guidance to HR colleagues, line managers and employees, reviewing and updating to reflect changes in legislation or business needs, and providing governance and assurance, so that the policies remain up to date, are accessible and correctly implemented.

·Develop and deliver presentations, briefing sessions and workshops to HR and the wider business on a range of topics to enhance knowledge and understanding of reward practice.

·Manage small to medium reward related projects on behalf of the reward specialists, using expert reward knowledge to input into the recommendations to the business.

What essential skills and experience are we looking for?

·Proven experience of working in partnership and building strong working relationships with key stakeholders in order to improve people management.

·Knowledge and experience of implementing best practice HR solutions

·Experience of coaching and influencing senior managers.

·Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence effectively with all levels of an organisation.

·Working knowledge of Microsoft Office systems including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

·Some experience of Reward and Benefits.

·Substantial experience in producing management information

·Working knowledge of job evaluation would be an advantage

How to apply (External)

What can we offer you in return?

We have a range of benefits including:

·28 days annual leave entitlement, plus Bank Holidays and five volunteer days.

·My Benefits – our discounted online shopping site.

·A range of discounted offers including cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits.

·Private healthcare

·Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets.

·A range of pension schemes.

·Two weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community.

·Training, development and employee assistance programme available.

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We own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

Working Week

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 28 days annual leave, plus public holidays

  • 37 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 89 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Some staff work fully on-site with other teams working hybrid remotely.

  • United Kingdom

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Childcare support
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 43k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • business development
  • information technology
  • operations
  • finance
  • support
  • education
  • human resources
  • +11 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • People management
  • Best practice HR solutions
  • Coaching and Influencing
  • Negotiation
  • Project management

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