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Reward Specialist

Bristol or Exeter
Closing date
23 Aug 2024

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Do you have a passion for creating and implementing reward strategies that are aligned to our culture and strategy to create a distinctive offering for our people to drive high performance? We are looking for a Reward Specialist to join our dynamic, forward-thinking team, committed to attracting the best talent and retaining and motivating our colleagues to reach their full potential and thrive.

Why Michelmores? We are a flexible, friendly, and inclusive organisation with a clear focus on fresh thinking, growth and success. We really care about what we stand for, and central to our culture is our nurturing, friendly and flexible environment which genuinely allows our people to grow and flourish, both professionally and personally.

What sort of work? We have an exciting opportunity for a Reward Specialist to join our HR team, based in either our Bristol or Exeter offices.

In this role, you will provide support to the Firm in relation to our overall reward and benefits strategy. Key focus areas for delivery will include:

  • Responsible for implementing our total reward packages, to motivate and engage our colleagues, and define us as a destination law firm for our current and future colleagues.
  • Supporting on our annual salary review process, including participating in project planning, benchmarking pay bands, and providing ongoing support to the Head of HR Operations, HRBPs and Advisors throughout the process.
  • Supporting on the implementation of our variable renumeration schemes, across the employee and partner groups.
  • Reviewing benefits and horizon scanning / market research to ensure that our overall remuneration accurately reflects the market and is in line with our employee value proposition.
  • Working with external partners on the design and management ofemployeeand partner benefits.
  • Reviewing and authorising the monthly payroll.
  • Leading the HR systems reporting capability, producing both recurring reports and responding to ad hoc requests for information and statistics.
  • Supporting with the maintenance, updates and development of our HR system.
  • Leading on the legislative reporting requirements, e.g. gender pay gap reporting.

Why this team? The HR team works in partnership with the key stakeholders across the firm, building trusted relationships and advising on a wide variety of people matters. They are focused on getting the best out of our greatest asset – our people. That means helping to create a culture where we reward those who think commercially, where our people feel valued as individuals and are constantly growing and developing. We are always looking to improve the employee experience and create and keep a culture where people feel supported to become the very best versions of themselves.

How do we work? We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for somebody who will understand our values and thrive in our culture. The role will be based in our Exeter or Bristol office. Previous experience of working in a professional services environment is desirable for this role.

Other desired experience is as follows:

  • Previous experience supporting Reward processes and cyclical activities.
  • Excellent IT skills with advanced MS Office skills, including specialist knowledge of Excel.
  • Knowledge of HR management systems and reporting tools.
  • Experience of managing project work.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; effective communicator at all levels.
  • Able to work collaboratively and to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Excellent organisational skills, demonstrate examples of multi-tasking and an ability to juggle competing priorities.
  • High quality standards, demonstrable commitment to excellence and strong attention to detail.

Other skills required include:

  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and use of discretion.
  • Possess the ability to cope well under pressure.
  • Flexible, successfully adapting to changing demands and priorities.
  • Self-confidence, initiative, and an innovative thinker.

This is a great opportunity to join a Firm which believes potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

Next Steps To apply please click here or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Rebecca Pike, Recruitment Specialist, on 07719 523119.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging pages for more information.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.


Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments to move forward together.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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