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  • Job ID: 1043265

  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000

  • Hours per Week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 25-07-2024

Reward Consultant

£40,000 to £50,000 plus great benefits (Work Level 6A) 

Manchester city centre, in this role you’ll work in a hybrid way splitting your time between home and the office at least once a week (find out more about our hybrid working policy at 

We’re looking for a Reward Consultant to join us and help support the design and delivery of proactive reward solutions that enhance our Co-op’s ability to attract, retain and develop talented colleagues.

In this role, you’ll complete detailed and complex analysis to resolve reward challenges and to inform decision making whilst working collaboratively with colleagues across the Co-op. You’ll provide advice and support on reward policy and practices, such as job evaluation, benchmarking, salary modelling, and salary change administration. If you can bring us the HR or reward knowledge along with strong data analytical skills we need, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to influence the change agenda and help shape the future of our business. 

What you’ll do

  • Use market data and supportive analysis you’ll work with reward managers and people coaches to provide advice and guidance on the reward policy and practices 
  • Lead on design and implementation of small-scale change projects 
  • Support on medium or large-scale changes, taking ownership for elements of the overall deliverable 
  • Support on the design and delivery on Annual Salary Reviews by completing data modelling 
  • Make sure we’re up to date and compliant with changes in legislation 
  • Represent reward on the job evaluation panel 
  • Drive a focus on continuous improvement in all aspects of reward delivery

This role would suit people who have

  • Advanced Excel skills (complex models and formulas), with the ability to deal with large volumes of data and to manipulate that data to identify issues and trends 
  • Existing reward experience, or HR experience with some exposure to reward 
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate technical subject matter to a non-technical audience to build engagement and understanding 
  • The ability to think creatively, and work with a range of people to develop innovative reward solutions 
  • Experience with salary benchmarking and annual salary reviews 
  • Training, knowledge, or exposure to job evaluation 

Why Co-op?

If you have the skills that we need, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services).

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance) 
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays 
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions 
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ) 
  • Coaching and training to support your career development 
  • Wagestream app – giving you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn 
  • YuLife app – rewarding you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

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Building a diverse environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

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