Reward Lead

London, England, United Kingdom

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum

Location: Hybrid working in either Bristol, Manchester, London or Swansea.

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We believe we can use tech to make public services better. We also believe this can happen best when our own team represents the society that actually uses the services we work on. We’re collectively continuing to grow a culture that is happy, healthy, safe and inspiring for people of all backgrounds and experiences, so we encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for roles with us.

When you apply, we’ll put you in touch with a talent partner who can help with any needs or adjustments we may need to make to help with your application. This includes alternative formats for documents, the time allotted for interviews and any other needs. We also welcome any feedback on how we can improve the experience for future candidates.

About Made Tech

Made Tech is on a mission to use technology to improve society - for everyone. We help public sector organisations transform, deliver and manage world-class digital products and cloud services. We work with the UK government to modernise legacy technology and shape the digital future of the country. We support local government teams in building accessible services that make a real difference to people. And we help the NHS use technology to improve and save lives.

Made Tech has grown quickly, and has bold ambitions for the future. We know that growth and change can be unsettling (as well as exciting), so we are looking for people who enjoy this challenge, and want to help others thrive too.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate, strategic and commercially astute Reward specialist who can operate broadly across rewards products and infrastructure to design incentives that motivate and drive performance, pay that is fair and aligned to market practices and benefits that give security, relevance and a competitive advantage in retaining and securing the unique Talent we need/already have.

Given the growth trajectory of the business, and the team, you won’t be afraid of being adaptable and reprioritising as the needs demand. You’ll always seek to deliver on commitments. Most importantly you’ll be constantly curious, keen to learn and develop, and recognise the value of working as part of a team.

Main Responsibilities

You’ll be the principal specialist in all Reward topics across Made Tech. You’ll work with the Finance team, Executives, Leadership team and our newly established People forum to review, design and build aligned and relevant reward products.

Working in partnership with the business aligned People Partners and other specialist People teams, Talent Acquisition & Mobility, Learning & Development, People Operations and Communications you will ensure a breadth of understanding of the Reward teams infrastructure, products and help to support a competitive EVP for retention and acquisition of Talent. Examples of initiatives that will be led by this role include: job levelling & frameworks, market benchmarking, vendor management.

You’ll be expected to develop, monitor and respond to analytics of the effectiveness and impact of reward activity and interventions. You will have a good understanding and experience of UK compensation systems and benefits offerings, including salary sacrifice and tax effective benefits.


What we’re looking for

You will have had an active involvement in participating in a People / HR Leadership team, across multiple strategic topics. You’ll bring the following expertise:

  • Experience of managing leadership level stakeholders
  • Comfortable engaging with Employees on reward topics
  • You’ll have developed and deploying successful reward strategies, frameworks, incentives/commission schemes, benefits & perks
  • Some experience of equity plans & Exec compensation (desirable)
  • Project management experience and knowledge
  • Strong stakeholder influencing and prioritisation
  • Experience of supporting Digital & Commercial teams
  • Willingness to be adaptable to get things done
  • Comfortable positively challenging to seek better outcomes
  • You’ll be curious and connected to the outside, bringing the ‘outside in’ on a regular basis to ensure we remain relevant and contemporary - understanding current and future people trends.
  • You’ll be methodical and pragmatic in working through challenges
  • You’ll have great analytical skills and a sound understanding of people metrics
  • You’ll have the ability to quickly forge strong relationships with other parts of a People team to design and deploy innovative solutions

Life at Made Tech

We’re committed to building a happy, inclusive and diverse workforce. You can get a sense of what it’s like working here from our blog, where we talk about mental health, communities of practice and neurodiversity (as well as our client work and best practice).

Like many organisations, we use Slack to chat to each other. The Slack groups that have formed give an idea of the diversity within Made Tech. If you’d like to speak to someone from one of these groups about their experience as an employee, let your recruitment agent or Made Tech Talent Partner know.

The groups are:

  • antiracist-activists
  • disability
  • lgbtqiaplus-allies-and-activists
  • neurodiversity
  • parents-carers
  • women-in-tech


We are always listening to our growing teams and evolving the benefits available to our people. As we scale, as do our benefits and we are scaling quickly. We've recently introduced a flexible benefit platform which includes a Smart Tech scheme, Cycle to work scheme, and an individual benefits allowance which you can invest in a Health care cash plan or Pension plan. We’re also big on connection and have an optional social and wellbeing calendar of events for all employees to join should they choose to.

Here are some of our most popular benefits listed below:

✈️ 30 days Holiday - we offer 30 days of paid annual leave

🕰️ Flexible Working Hours - we are flexible with what hours you work

👶 Flexible Parental Leave - we offer flexible parental leave options

👩‍💻 Remote Working - we offer part time remote working for all our staff

🤗 Paid counselling - we offer paid counselling as well as financial and legal advice