Head of Reward and Policy

Salary: Competitive salary DOE

*This position can be based in either our Oxfordshire (Witney) office or our London (Shepherds Bush) office*

The Head of Reward and Policy is accountable for working with the HR Leadership team to understand the business Strategy and requirements and to design a leading edge reward strategy and employment approach to ensure that Audley has the right employment proposition to attract and retain the best talent.


  • Working with the HR Leadership team and senior business managers, design and implement reward policies and procedures that meet Audley’s business requirements.
  • Work with the HR Director and Leadership team to develop and implement a People Strategy that is aligned with the long term business strategy and plan
  • Responsible for developing a Reward Strategy to support our business objectives of attracting, retaining and engaging talent.  Supporting the HR Director in presenting changes and new initiatives to the Group Executive Board when required.
  • Ensure competitiveness of Audley’s reward and benefits via research & benchmarking for best practice both in the UK & US.
  • Design and support delivery into the business of the annual Pay Review and Bonus processes.
  • Work with Finance to manage and evolve the Sales Commission Plan.
  • Develop recognition tools to support Audleys culture and integrate and support their values.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Audley’s policies and contractual frameworks are maintained and continue to meet UK and US legislative requirements, external best practice and are written in a clear, concise and user – friendly manner.
  • Management of the Expats ensuring legislative and tax compliance along with a clear process and positive expat experience.
  • Responsible for the set up and running of the administration/shared service function over time.
  • Responsible for building relationships with suppliers so we have a positive reputation in the wider HR and compensation and benefits market place.
  • Responsible for on-going management of the HR system to drive efficiencies, reduce administration and optimize the utilisation of technology across HR.
  • Remain up to date with best practice, new thinking and employment legislation, communicating relevant information to the HR team.


Demonstrable evidence of the following:-

  • Reward strategy design and development
  • Supplier Management
  • Expats
  • Budget Management
  • Knowledge of employee relations and employment law (UK and ideally US)

- In-depth knowledge of external developments and emerging best practice in HR policy areas
- In-depth understanding of the role Policy & Reward plays and its interactions with other HR related processes
- Ability to apply commercial and strategic awareness to problem solving
- Ability to influence change at senior levels, including successfully facilitating joint decision-making
- Experience of maintaining and developing HR systems/processes
- Extremely organised and a keen eye for detail

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