Head of Reward

Posted 2 days ago by Supply Chain Coordination Limited


Job Title                     Head of Reward

Function:                   People & Engagement

Location:                    Any NHS Supply Chain Location/Hybrid

Contract type:           14 Month Fixed Term Contract

Salary:                        £73,814 with potential to rise to £86,840 over 3 years

Closing Date:            Monday 17th June June 2024


NHS Supply Chain currently has an opportunity for a Head of Reward to join our team during an exciting period of transformation, working to make it easier for the NHS to put patients first.

We are seeking a strategic and experienced Head of Reward who will have responsibility for leading the design, implementation, and management of our total rewards strategy, including compensation.  They will ensure that the business is aligned with the long-term business goals and strategy.

Every day you will … 

  • Oversee the management of compensation structures, including salary bands, incentive plans, and executive compensation.
  • Have accountability for our flexible benefits platform re-procurement, build, test and launch including securing new providers where needed for existing benefits.
  • Implement our Benefits strategy and design to expand and enhance the current offering.
  • Oversee the communication of reward programmes to ensure colleagues understand and appreciate the total value of their compensation and benefits.
  • Implement the 2024/2025 bonus scheme.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to senior management on all reward-related matters.


What can we offer you?

We want to reward you for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work so we offer much more than a competitive salary:

  • Hybrid working opportunities, giving you the flexibility to work collaboratively in the office and remotely.  This role will require you to be on site 1/2 days a week and the remainder will be spent working from home.
  • We recognise our employees' hard work and contributions with annual bonus schemes, long service, and VIP colleagues awards. 
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase an additional 5 days.
  • We are dedicated to your development, through in-house training, support, and access to external qualifications to maximise your potential.
  • A focus on your well-being offering 1 day of paid well-being leave and free access to the 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous pension scheme (with us contributing 12% when you contribute 6%)
  • Access to our Flexible Benefits Scheme, where you can choose from a variety of benefits such as Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance, and additional pension contributions that suit you.
  • 2 days of paid volunteering leave allowing you to give back to your community. 
  • Access to many discounts from the Blue Light Card to NHS Discounts.
  • The opportunity to work flexibly 

NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health. We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.


We serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres, managing relationships with more than a thousand suppliers and delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations. Doing all of this on behalf of the NHS gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of providing excellent patient care.

What skills will help you thrive in this role?

  • Extensive compensation and benefits background; or exposure to key topics within similar leadership role
  • An analytical mindset who is comfortable with data and has experience in headcount/costing/modelling etc.
  • The ability to run high-cost / high-visibility projects to fixed deadlines.
  • Extensive experience in policy development & governance alongside the personal credibility/gravitas to ensure we continue to hold firm on reward framework principles.
  • Wider HR strategy knowledge and the ability to form strong connections between reward/talent/org design etc.

Want to develop your career with the NHS Supply Chain? Then apply below or reach out for an informal discussion about the role in confidence by emailing us at (url removed) 

Our Inclusive Commitment

At NHS Supply Chain, we are committed to building an inclusive environment where difference is not only valued, but celebrated, giving everyone the opportunity to thrive in their career. Developing our people is key to our success, so if this role sounds like the right next step in your career but your experience doesn’t match perfectly with the job advert, we encourage you to still apply.

Struggling to complete our application form, and require additional support? Reach out to our Talent Acquisition team at (url removed) who will be happy to help you with alternative ways to apply.

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