Global Reward Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge, and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers worldwide. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.  

Taylor & Francis is one of the world’s largest publishers of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly journals, books, e-books, and reference works. We empower learners, thinkers and doers with trusted knowledge that advances research and enriches lives. We bring together diverse people, ideas, and opinions to validate and publish the experts, theories and truths that matter. And we’ve been doing this in an unbroken arc since 1798.  

Our purpose is to foster human progress through knowledge.  We strongly believe that this requires us to encourage and examine different ideas and voices so that any work that meets our exacting levels of quality deserves to be included in our publications. This requires open minds, the opportunity for robust debate, and the courage to defend perspectives that stand up to scrutiny, even if they conflict with our personal beliefs or values. Because that’s the only way to find the best obtainable version of the truth and, ultimately, foster human progress. If you agree, then we’d love to hear from you.

Job Description

Closing Date: 8th June 2024

We have an exciting opportunity within our People Team at Taylor & Francis. Our Purpose of Fostering Human Progress through knowledge is best served by people who can support us to recognize, develop and reward people as they grow. Our Reward team are now looking for a committed colleague to help us on our journey. The Global Reward Manager will be responsible for helping to plan, design, implement and administer a comprehensive total rewards strategy and programs for the Company. You will be an important member of the team in helping us drive the growth of the Reward function and help shape the future of our Reward framework and principles.

What we offer in return: 

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing, and flexible working. You will be joining a thriving business, working alongside an exceptional group of people. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.  

UK Benefits: 

  • An excellent work/life balance with a fantastic, flexible working culture
  • 25 days annual leave per year plus a day off for your birthday 
  • 3 additional discretionary days off during the holiday season at the end of the year 
  • 4 paid volunteering days each year 
  • Company funded single cover private medical insurance  
  • Employee assistance programme – offering 24/7 well-being support 
  • Share Match – Plan that matches every share purchased with two free shares. 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Life assurance, plus optical and medical care

What you'll be doing

  • Designing, managing and advising on all T&F global reward policies and annual processes including salary reviews, benchmarking, pay equity, incentive pay and Executive renumeration plans through strong stakeholder partnerships with HR Operations, People Relations, Internal Communications, Group Reward, etc.
  • Supervising the creation and maintenance of rewards documentation and process flows that clearly outline the handoffs between teams.
  • Partnering with the Director of People Transformation to build a global T&F reward strategy which underpins our business plan and is a significant driver in the achievement of the People Strategy.
  • Understanding the link between pay and performance and partner with the PL&OD and Culture teams to identify reward mechanisms which drive desired commercial outcomes, behaviours, and leadership.
  • Supporting the implementation of a new career architecture and pathways program through design of pay banding and subsequent analysis.
  • Provide advisory to HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition and business areas on both rewards strategy and time-sensitive operational matters including benchmarking and equal pay issues.
  • Lead, develop and line manage a Global Rewards Analyst to execute our annual Rewards cycle, building in continuous improvement initiatives and other Rewards projects as necessary.
  • Obtain insight into global reward, including monitoring government regulations, legislation, and trends globally.
  • Oversee the production of rewards reporting, including visualizations and presentations to senior leaders.
  • Deliver effective and engaging communications of reward adding in elements of total reward to reinforce our EVP and support the retention of critical roles and capability.


More about you

  • You will be a team player, happy to jump into live projects.
  • Have the ability to manage the annual rewards processes and projects independently, collaborating with the Rewards Analyst and other appropriate stakeholder groups for a smooth execution and excellent colleague experience.
  • Ability to influence business leaders by using data and insights to identify issues and recommend Reward solutions.
  • Strong systems knowledge and analytical skills with the ability to interpret market data and trends using Excel, PowerBI or other data visualization tools
  • A solid HR grounding to support the wider People team from a reward perspective. Being a team player and happy to jump into live projects.
  • Prior experience designing and managing Rewards processes at a global organization.
  • Exposure to unions would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Experience leveraging HRIS and/or other systems and automation tools for Rewards processes, a plus would be experience with a new system implementation.
  • Experience managing a small team would be an advantage or providing indirect support and guidance to Rewards or Data Analyst colleagues.
  • Exposure to business transformation and experience
  • Project management experience strongly desired 

Additional Information

This role is based in the UK. Applications are welcomed from global colleagues internally.

This is a hybrid role with 3-4 days per week worked from home in the UK, and a requirement to work at least one of your office days from our office in Milton Park, Oxfordshire. You may also work from our office in Blackfriars Road, London.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. 

Closing Date: 8th June 2024

Applications are shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we will be shortlisting alongside advertising. We, therefore, encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity. 

Being Yourself at Taylor & Francis

If you’re excited about working with Taylor & Francis to foster human progress through knowledge, we invite you to apply even if your existing skills and experience don’t fit every item listed above. At Taylor & Francis, we are at our best and most successful when colleagues can be themselves and contribute regardless of their identity or background. As a colleague, you will have the opportunity to further innovate and develop in areas that you are passionate about. Our goal is to empower you with the resources, incentives, and flexibility you need to enjoy success at work and live a healthy, balanced life.

Taylor & Francis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in and value diversity of people and thought, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where all colleagues can learn and succeed as their true selves. Taylor & Francis recruits develop and retains colleagues without regard to any protected personal characteristics or other non-merit-based factor.

We genuinely care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, well-being, and flexible working. We believe the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas in which you are passionate. To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site:

Or better yet check out our LinkedIn Life Page, highlighting our accomplishments, employees, and company culture. It’s also a good way to meet our Talent Acquisition team, who will be happy to advise you on your journey here at T&F.

Should you have any queries please contact the recruitment team on [email protected]

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