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Reward Specialist

University of Sydney - Sydney, NSW

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


  • Opportunity for an experienced HR professional to utilise their technical expertise in Remuneration to deliver data-driven insights and guidance
  • Located on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, 12 month fixed-term position, offering a base salary from $95K - $104K p.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting development within our Organisational Development team, striving to achieve a contemporary service uplift in line with the University’s ambitious strategic plan. As a result, we are seeking a Reward Specialist to support the uplift of team capability and seamless delivery of technical advice and insights across a large and diversified stakeholder base. This opportunity is one of two reward specialist positions within the team and the predominant focus for this role will be on remuneration analysis.

Your keen eye for detail will be essential as you will be building spreadsheets pertaining to various salary, bonus and rewards structures. This position will see you take on a range of duties including, but not limited to;

  • managing and analysing data for the University’s annual salary and bonus review cycle
  • providing guidance and technical remuneration assistance to HR colleagues seeking salary benchmarking and market comparison for various job profiles
  • developing and delivering communication strategies to inform staff of updates to their total remuneration package and any amendments to University policy or processes.
  • involvement in job evaluation, PD (position description) classification, record keeping and a broad range of tasks supporting change programs.
  • completion of market data survey submissions and assisting with the cleaning and interpretation of remuneration data for HR projects
  • review of Workday and ServiceNow cases in relation to allowances and one-time payments.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking fora Reward Specialist who can demonstrate:

  • experience in remuneration analytics, or more broadly HR analytics, from within a large and multi-faceted organisation
  • highly developed consultative skills as you will be working with a complex client base and collaborating with other HR Centres of Expertise and internal stakeholders
  • an ability to interpret HR policy, enterprise agreements, awards and employee contracts, with a strong understanding of superannuation, income tax withholding and legislation relating to remuneration
  • change oriented behavior whilst ensuring confidentiality and data integrity is maintained
  • flexibility in their organisation and planning skills in order to balance competing agendas and demands in a fast paced, time pressured environment
  • high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
  • an agile and flexible approach that is able to pivot and contribute to overall team success.

About us

The Human Resources function provides human resource management related advice, support and services across the university. There are a number of Centres of Expertise designed to provide strategic design and consultative services necessary to execute HR initiatives identified in the Strategic Plan.

The Reward Team is one of the Centre’s of Expertise. Its role within HR is the development of the strategic reward direction aligned with the University’s strategic objectives. This will include stakeholder consultation and engagement, review and benchmarking of current practice and development of a remuneration framework, total reward strategies and employee value proposition including reward and recognition program.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 006/0121F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 22 February 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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