British High Commission Pay and Benefits Manager Jobs in South Africa

British High Commission Pay and Benefits Manager Jobs in South Africa


Job Category

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory

  • RCSH (Regional Corporate Service Hubs)

    Main purpose of job:

    Implementation of Pay and Benefits including Pay Reviews/Benchmarking, Pay Policy compliance and MI Reporting on HR Hub services across the geographic network.

    Supporting the Deputy Head of HR: Pay and Benefits with delivery of team and overall HR Hub objectives.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    Pay Reviews

  • Lead on Pay Benchmarking exercises across the region in line with policy and best practice, working in partnership with Post and Hub Management teams, London Policy teams, Bench marking Consultants and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct modelling of pay data for all Local Staff on FCO Terms and Conditions of Services and advise decision makers on most affordable and appropriate pay settlements in collaboration with Finance Hub and London Pay team.
  • Coordinate interaction with external consultants during pay benchmarking projects.
  • Organise, analyse and propose draft information and materials for Consultant briefing on the Pay Review/Benchmarking model and schedule.
  • Keep track of Pay Benchmarking exercises across the region including a comparison across posts on various pay percentiles and provide input to HR Directorate, Africa Directorate and the Finance Hub.
  • Evaluate and document Pay Review processes and procedures and provide input to policy leads in support of the Pay Benchmarking model.
  • Adapt to future developments of FCO Policy and processes according to central directives/guidance.
  • In consultation with HR Hub Management, Finance Hub and London Pay Policy Team provide advise to assist Posts when making decisions on Pay and Benefits by proposing flexible options and solutions within the FCO policy and local framework.
  • Identify risks and legal pay related requirements across the region.
  • Partner with HR Direct and Post Management in the review of country specific Terms and Conditions of Service following outcome of Pay Bench marking exercises.

    Pay Policy Support

  • Ensure compliance across the region with FCO Pay Policy and local legislation.
  • Provide timely technical and expert advice on Pay and Benefits enquiries and provide an interpretation of FCO Pay and Benefits policy and respective guidance to HR Hub Managers and Posts.
  • Support Management in addressing Pay and Benefit related challenges throughout the region within the parameters of policy and legislation.
  • Proactively identify non-compliance and suggest actions based on evidence.

    Reporting of Management Information

  • Develop Management Information Dashboards and standardised reports in consultation with HR Hub Management to provide meaningful information to stakeholders.
  • Accurately analyse, process and present Management Information on a scheduled and ad hoc basis.
  • Advise the HR Hub Management and stakeholders in HR Directorate on metrics creation, development and maintenance for all HR processes including Recruitment, HR Direct and Pay and Benefits.

    Stakeholder Engagement

  • Liaise with London Pay Policy Team on policy issues and initiatives affecting local staff.
  • Liaise with the Pay Benchmarking Consultant, London Pay Policy Team, Finance Hub, Africa Directorate and other stakeholders to recommend the most appropriate pay settlements for Posts.
  • Establish a Support Service by analysing pay data and compiling reports that provide reliable information to posts to make decisions regarding local staff pay
    in the region.
  • Engage with Pay and Benefit leads in other geographical directorates on practices allowing for global standardisation where appropriate.
  • Provide feedback and input into Local Staff Pay Policy with particular reference to Pay Reviews and Payroll practices
  • Support HR Hub Management with effective delivery of all pay related matters and other reasonably requested assignments.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • 5+ years of experience in Human Resources, Consulting or Compensation related areas.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Advanced Excel skills.
  • Advanced experience in Management Information & Reporting.
  • Strong data-analysis skills.
  • Experience in delivering against wide reaching, deadline driven and complex project goals.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to work with people at all levels of seniority in an international environment and within a fast paced, results oriented organisation.
  • Able to adapt to a quick changing and evolving policy framework and present solutions in an autonomous and efficient manner.
  • Excellent collaboration and team leadership skills.
  • Able to operate independently with limited supervision.
  • Level headed with very good customer service orientation.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Project Management experience highly desirable.
  • Experience in a shared service environment is an advantage.

    Required competencies

  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
    Working patterns:


  • Monday to Thursday (08:00 – 17:00)
  • Friday (08:00 – 14:00)

    Flexibility exists

  • The British High Commission pays in full for the Key Care Plus option on Discovery Health for staff including spouses/partners and dependants.
  • Once you have successfully completed your probation the British High Commission will contribute 9% of your monthly salary to a Provident Fund.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days
  • Working hours per week of 40

    Additional information

  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Pretoria are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
  • If you don’t already hold a valid SA Police Clearance Certificate, we recommend that you apply for the certificate at the time of your application.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
  • Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
  • Check your application before you submit, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send their resume by 6th January 2018
  • For more information and fellowship application details, see; application details, see; British High Commission Pay and Benefits Manager Jobs in South Africa

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