Anyone interested in pilot testing our survey of pay and conditions for in-house reward practitioners?

I wanted to get your comments about a major new survey we are conducting that examines the pay and conditions received by UK reward practitioners. So that we can get the most accurate and comprehensive picture possible of current salaries and perks for reward practitioners, your feedback is vital. To identify the positions for which survey participants will supply data, our survey uses five fairly broad capsule job descriptions. These define the main responsibilities and duties, and include a simple statement of reporting levels.

  • To what extent will it be possible to match your (in-house) reward jobs with these generic job capsules?
  • To what extent do they provide good descriptions of the jobs that should be matched in to them?
  • To what extent do they cover a large proportion of your organisation’s reward roles?


Please read the following job capsules and indicate if you have employees in any of the following roles (tick all that apply), and then provide the actual job title used for this role at your organisation.


Main purpose of role

Develop and deliver reward strategies, policies, systems and programmes, and play a broader corporate role. Has director title but does not typically sit on the main/parent board.

Typical responsibilities

Coordinate reward strategy across the organisation to enable a consistent approach to reward.

Govern annual budgeting, salary reviews and promotion processes.

Provide strategic advice to business leadership as required.

Reports to

VP HR/Global HR Director or CEO/MD


Main purpose of role

Advise on reward strategies and policies and be responsible for planning and managing the reward function.

Typical responsibilities

Coordinate reward planning and activities across the organisation, such as agreeing the annual bonus targets and payout levels.

Drive salary and benefit benchmarking and ensure the results inform the overall reward strategy and policies.

Reports to

A Reward or HR Director in a large company, or may be directly responsible to the CEO/MD in a smaller organisation.


Main purpose of role

Support the delivery and communication of all business as usual reward activities, including:

  • managing the annual pay review process
  • overseeing the management of all employee benefits.

Likely to manage a team or department.

Typical responsibilities

Provide advice and support on reward issues to the wider HR team.

Play a lead role in reward projects and change initiatives, including new system implementations, designing new benefits and harmonising terms and conditions.

Reports to

Head of Reward/Head of HR


Main purpose of role

Typically involved in managing a particular reward project or budget, typically in a specialist area. May manage a small team.

Typical responsibilities

Run specific projects in the reward area, such as researching new employee benefits.

Manage and administer the budget for one or more employee benefits.

Keep up to date with changes to employment and tax legislations and make recommendations for changes to reward policies and practice.

Reports to

Senior Reward Manager/Head of Reward


Main purpose of role

To provide administrative support to the reward team and manage employee queries on reward issues, including day-to-day administration of employee benefits.

Typical responsibilities

Respond to reward queries from employees and line managers, either by email or over the phone.

Maintain reward databases.

Reports to

Reward Manager

Please could you let us have your comments on the JOB CAPSULES we have used, in particular, together with any thoughts you may have about our survey questions. The draft survey is here:

Please let us have your comments by 22nd April 2016 at the latest. Thank you in advance for your help. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me: