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Reward Lead

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Job Introduction

Great opportunity for a confident Reward Lead to join the People and Transformation team at cardfactory. This is a newly created role that will support us in continuing our journey to develop a compelling reward proposition, enabling us to invest in our colleagues and attract the right talent into the business.

As one of the top five best big companies to work cardfactory has already invested in our colleagues over recent years, by lifting our reward and benefits proposition. Reporting into the Head of People Operations, you will bring the expertise required to develop a Card Factory Total Reward Strategy. Supporting a diverse colleague base of circa 8000 colleagues across the enterprise, this role will work with key stakeholders to form recommendations.

Salary:- £50,000 - £55,000 dependant on experience

We operate smart working principles at cardfactory, combining some days working from our support centre in Wakefield (1-2 a week) with some days working remotely from home.

Main Responsibilities

  • As subject matter expert build a total rewards strategy for Card Factory
  • Advise on all matters relating to pay – hourly, salaried and variable as well as pay alignment and gender pay.
  • Own and deliver the reward cycle – e.g. pay review and bonus schemes
  • Own salary benchmarking and job evaluation
  • Accountable for advising on incentives plans across the business including annual bonus, LTIPs and retail incentive plans
  • Supporting on annual reporting e.g. gender pay and CEO ratio reporting
  • Accountable for ensuring our benefits offering is compelling and commercial and work with the HR People Operations and payroll team to support on renewals.
  • Supports the People and Transformation Director with Board papers and Remuneration Committee.
  • Owns Benefits offering, vendor management and administration
  • Supports Head of Business Partnering with Organisational Design work

The Ideal Candidate

This role would suit a self-driven individual who can work autonomously, with experience of:


  • Working in a multi-faceted business – ideally with some experience of hourly paid, NMW employees in retail or hospitality
  • Pay and salary benchmarking
  • Design and implementation of incentive plans
  • Strategic and tactical work
  • Senior compensation and LTIPs
  • Remuneration Committees and governance in a PLC
  • Managing Benefits
  • Keeping up to date with changes in legislation and market trends


£50,000 - £55,000 dep on exp

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