Pay and Reward Business Partner Full Time

  • Information Commissioner's Office

  • North West England | Salary Range: Starting salary £49,549 Our pay band range for this post is £49,549 -  £63,200

Salary Range: Starting salary £49,549

Our pay band range for this post is £49,549 –  £63,200, our career banding framework allows movement through the bands on an annual basis following an assessment of your capability and competence.

About us

The ICO is the UK’s independent regulator for information rights, promoting data privacy for individuals and openness in public bodies. We regulate under a wide range of legislation, including responsibilities for data protection and freedom of information.

The ICO’s work is of national importance and increasingly in the public eye. To deliver this we need to attract and retain skilled staff, ensuring that we provide the right pay, rewards and benefits to effectively compete in the labour market, which are delivered in an effective and accurate manner.

About the Role

We are seeking to recruit a Pay and Reward Business Partner to lead our work in this area. It’s both a strategic and operational role, demanding excellent attention to detail, strong contract management skills and strategic vision.

The post holder will ensure that the ICO has effective pay and reward strategies and mechanisms in place to meet the needs of the organisation. This will require strategic insight and knowledge of pay and reward frameworks in the public sector.

The Pay and Reward Business Partner will engage with stake holders such as senior managers, trade unions, our sponsor department and the Treasury, and will need to have the skills to influence and advise stakeholders, develop business cases, present ideas and solutions to identified risks, ensure our policies and procedures align with our strategic aims, write reports and conduct negotiations.

The successful candidate will also manage our relationships with our payroll, pensions and benefits providers, ensuring that processes are completed accurately and on time. This requires a hands on approach to the exchange of information, ensuring that data exchanges and outputs are precise, and working alongside colleagues in People Services to ensure that services are delivered to a high standard.

About You

You will need to have experience in a pay and reward environment, and able to demonstrate the effective delivery of exceptional services through third party suppliers. As a leader of people, you will have the skills to lead, inspire and add value to your team to enable them to achieve their objectives.

You will have up to date knowledge of public sector pay and pension arrangements, and relevant legislation and best practice within HR, pay and reward, combined with excellent attention to detail and communication skills.

Closing date 23:59, Tuesday 9 November 2021

Why work for the Information Commissioner’s Office

Here are a few of the valuable rewards that you will enjoy:

Flexible working hours, including flexi leave.
Civil Service Pension arrangements.
25 days’ paid holiday a year with options to buy, sell, and bank days.
Extra “privilege” days in addition to normal public holidays.
Compressed working hours options.
Excellent learning and development opportunities.
Health cash plan.
Colleague assistance scheme.
Access to many discounted products and services.
Welfare and family-friendly policies.
Staff medical scheme and eyesight testing.
Please note if you are appointed to work with the ICO you will be required to complete security clearance processes. These include identity and qualification checks and a Basic Disclosure level check of unspent criminal convictions.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The ICO is committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are focused on developing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and together we are building an inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

We are championing this through our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Board together with a number of staff networks. To find out more visit

We welcome and encourage applicants from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, marital status, pregnancy or any other personal circumstances.

To demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity in employment in Northern Ireland, we monitor the community background of our applicants and employees, as required by the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998.

We are dedicated to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes are fair and inclusive and enable everyone to showcase their individual talents. Our HR team are happy to discuss any additional support you may need at any stage and will make reasonable adjustments according to your needs. Disabled applicants are guaranteed an interview, if they meet the minimum criteria for the role.

At the ICO we support a number of flexible working arrangements and we are happy to discuss your personal needs or preferences during the recruitment process.

If you are disabled and have difficulty using our online application system please email the HR team at [email protected] who can arrange for you to submit an application via an alternative method.

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