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Executive Reward Manager

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Full time

About us:

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well-known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers.

We know we can’t do this without our forward-thinking people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a Reward Manager specialised in Executive Reward where you will be the company expert on Executive reward and compensation, advising the wider business on best practice and market changes.

We want to attract and retain the best people, and we are investing heavily in this to ensure we keep our fantastic reputation as an employer of choice – and you will be key in continuing this work, with a focus on our most senior colleagues.

  • You’ll have an ability to influence and communicate well with senior stakeholders

  • You will be comfortable with delivering advice and support, drawing on your excellent industry and market knowledge

  • You’ll have strong understanding of current governance and regulation, the FTSE market and financial services/insurance in particular

  • You’ll be improvement-focused and forward thinking with a creative flair and a collaborative approach

What you will be doing:

As the business' subject matter expert on all things reward-related for our most senior colleagues, you will be advising on compensation and reward schemes including, recruitment and promotion arrangements, and the annual pay and bonus review.

You will be attending meetings with the Remuneration Committee, presenting your papers along with the Head of Reward and continuing to build that excellent relationship. You’ll also write the Directors’ Remuneration Report section of the Annual Report.

You’ll be managing the company’s executive and all-employee share plans together with Company Secretariat and Tax.

You will be providing advice and guidance to Direct Line Group, suggesting improvements, and keeping the business informed on developments in executive reward. This includes advising on LTIPs and deferred awards, legislation, taxation, pension schemes and making sure our bonus schemes and additional benefits offer appropriate reward for performance and output and promotes our business plan.

Who you’ll be working with:

You will join a fun and dynamic reward team of 8 who work closely together with the Head of Reward to advise and support on business decisions. You won't have people management responsibilities as such, but you will have the full support of a team of reward analysts for everything from report writing to data management, and in turn you will help them develop their knowledge in this area.

In terms of the wider business you will be working with key internal partners such as the Company Secretariat, Head of Reward and the HR Director, Finance, Tax, Investor Relations, Risk and Compliance as well as external reward partners and governmental bodies. You will also be collaborating with your HR Business Partners as well as the wider HR team and our people managers, guiding them and advising on all Executive reward related matters.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

We recommend that you read our colleagues’ stories and ask them a question on our live discussion platform www.directlinegroupcareers.com/ask-our-people. This will help you learn more about us and be better prepared for interviews.