Pay and Reward Team Members

Birmingham, London , Leeds
National - £30,734 and London - £34,708
16 Sep 2021
26 Oct 2021
Contract Type


Birmingham, Leeds, London

About the job Summary

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Do you have advanced Excel skills and are passionate about working with data?

Have you got strong communication skills?

Are you someone who enjoys working collaboratively with different business areas?

We are looking for a proactive Pay and Reward Team Member to join us in the Department for Transport's (DfT) HR department. If you are seeking an exciting and varied role, we would love to hear from you!

Job description

The Department for Transport has a wide and varied agenda ranging from large infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2 through to shaping future transport innovations such as drones and driverless cars as well as developing airport capacity. The central Department is structured into 6 Groups: Rail; High Speed and Major Rail Projects; Roads, Devolution and Motoring; Resources & Strategy; International, Security and Environment and Permanent Secretary Group.

HR is part of the Corporate Delivery Group which supports the operational business, operating a Group Model with key policies being developed by a central team on behalf of the core Department and its Agencies.

Part of the Group HR function, our reward and pensions team members have fantastic roles developing, delivering and managing key aspects of our reward function for both DfT core department and the wider Group (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Develop strong working knowledge of DfT reward policies and processes to respond quickly and effectively to a range of pay and reward queries
• Collaborate with HR colleagues on SAP release and test management, ensuring any testing for DfTc is accurate and delivered in a timely manner
• Building and maintaining strong relationships with our shared services and payroll provider
• Process payments such as Local Recognition Awards and address other operational pay issues, casework or staff transfer as they arise
• Provide expert HR policy advice to wider HR team, and the business
• Act as an IT Focal Point with responsibilities including: liaising with various stakeholders, submitting accurate service requests, co-ordinating requests for additional or changes to the group facilities, creating and maintaining a record of the changes requested and the hardware/ software equipment requested to provide
• Adhoc payroll processing duties.

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached Role Profile.

About you

To thrive in this role you will be a pro-active, ambitious and resourceful individual, who can build networks to gather information and deal with complex issues.

You have experience working with data and can apply your advanced Excel skills to the modelling, evaluating and costing of pay and equality data and effectively present the result of analysis to various interested parties. You will be highly numerate with good attention to detail, and will be able to spot trends and errors quickly and provide answers to complex queries.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to tailor this to your audience; allowing you to quickly and comfortably build positive working relationships with a variety of colleagues at different levels.

Additional information

Some travel to other DfT offices within and outside London may be necessary, this may include overnight stays.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

How to apply

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

Please tailor your CV to suit the role. For your Personal Statement, please provide detailed evidence of the following:

• Your strong numeric and Excel skills and when you have used modelling, analysis and evaluation to evidence recommendations and key trends
• A time you have tailored your communication skills to different circumstances and audiences to ensure you reached a successful outcome
• When using your strong stakeholder engagement skills has resulted in a positive outcome

Your personal statement will be limited to a maximum of 750 words.

The sift is due to take place w/c 27th September 2021.

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 18th October 2021.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Marian Ogunlola Email :   Recruitment team : Email : Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission