Pay and Reward HR Consultant

Part-time opportunities considered for the right candidate

  • Want to improve the working lives of millions of people across the UK?

  • Devise reward strategies that tackle pay gaps and promote equality?

Making a difference through social research

As a not-for-profit, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has been cultivating independent, evidence-based research that matters for fifty years. Our goal is to make the UK a better place to live, study and work.

From stopping the gender pay gap in its tracks, to devising reward strategies for major employers. As a consultant, every day is different, and we’ll support you to become a recognised expert in pay and reward.

About you

IES staff emerge from a variety of backgrounds. For this, senior level role, the ideal candidate would be a:

  • a thoughtful HR practitioner with a good understanding of issues facing human resources teams and experience of developing evidence based processes and practices


  • a competent consultant with a track record of applied consultancy skills, supporting employers to improve people management practice

Whatever your background, you’ll also have:

  • studied a relevant discipline or have a significant track record in this field

  • an excellent understanding and knowledge of current pay and reward issues

  • confident communications skills, engaging with a wide range of senior practitioners in the world of pay and reward

  • good analytical skills, intellectual curiosity and creativity

  • the ability to write in an engaging, informative way

  • end-to-end project management experience and experience of managing people, clients and budgets

  • confidence, and the ability to work in a changeable, fast-paced environment 

Your benefits

We offer excellent benefits of 31 days’ holiday per year for full-time staff, plus bank holidays, a contributory career-average defined-benefit pension scheme (USS), career progression and development opportunities, and support to disseminate your research, build your external reputation and expand your knowledge through working with our expert staff.

The role can be based in either Brighton or at our London office, near Westminster and will involve an element of travel.

We recognise that staff have lives outside of work, and offer part-time and flexible working opportunities, where possible, to support study and family commitments.

Job specification (.pdf)

How to apply

Please submit a covering letter, demonstrating how you feel your skills and experience (based on the job description) can add value to IES. 

Please also send us your CV and your salary expectations, along with a completed equal opportunities monitoring form (above), to: 



Careers, IES, City Gate, 185 Dyke Road, Brighton BN3 1TL  

Closing date for applications: midday, Monday, 26 November, 2018

Interview date: Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Catriona Homer, HR Manager on 01273 763 421.

Legal note

The Institute for Employment Studies:

  • is a registered charity (no. 258390)
  • seeks to be an equal opportunities employer
  • is an Investor in People