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Walter Bower House, KY16 0US
£45,585 - £56,021 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week
Work From Home:

Applications are invited for an experienced professional to join the University as our Reward Specialist.

Having embarked on an HR enhancement program of change, coupled with a recently refreshed five-year People Strategy (2023-2027), this is an exciting time to become part of the HR team. We are currently reviewing our systems and practices and you will have the opportunity to influence and shape our reward strategy. The Reward Specialist is a new role, created to support the delivery of a modern HR service, and the People Strategy’s priority, ‘Valuing our People’.

You will be responsible for developing a reward strategy that is modern, attractive, and inclusive. You will work closely with colleagues within HR, members of the Principal’s Office, recognised trade unions and key stakeholders across the University to review existing reward structures and frameworks, developing and delivering a modern strategy which ensures consistency, adaptability, and alignment with strategic goals. While this role offers the opportunity for you to work independently within a team, you will liaise and build relationships across the University and within the department to make data driven, informed decisions.

If you are an experienced Reward Specialist with a track record of developing and delivering reward strategies that algin to specific cultures and goals, have experience of providing specialist advice on reward strategies using management information to deliver results, with excellent communication and people skills and a commitment to continuous improvement, this may be the role for you.

Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays
  • Financial contribution to relocation
  • Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Mairi Stewart, Director of Human Resources, email:, Tel: 01334 462556 or Louise Nixon, Deputy Director of Human Resources, email:, Tel: 01334 462350.

Applications are particularly welcome from people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience and form a central pillar of the University Strategy. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

This post will be primarily based at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge, a state-of-the-art working environment for professional services units.

Applications should consist of the online application form only. Please do not upload CVs or covering letters.

Closing Date: 8 March 2024 Interview Date: Week beginning 25 March 2024

Please quote ref: AD2677NB

Further Particulars: AD2677NB FPs.doc