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Reward Lead - Bristol

Job Introduction

DAC Beachcroft is looking to appoint a Reward Lead to join our busy HR team in Bristol.

Leading the delivery of the reward agenda, you will be responsible for ensuring accuracy, compliance and engagement across all elements of Reward.  The role reports directly to the Head of People Operations and will play a key role supporting the development, management and delivery of Reward & Benefits activities.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, long term health condition or neurodiversity whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.  If this applies to you and you feel you meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy as set out in this advert then please contact in confidence, quoting the reference number for this vacancy in the subject box of your email, and a member of the Recruitment team will be in touch.

Role Responsibility

  • Be the subject matter expert in reward; deliver consistent and sound advice and support to the Firm in relation to reward and benefits across the group
  • Work with the HR team to provide support to other colleagues on matters relating to reward, upskilling where necessary
  • Responsible for day to day provision of reward advice to HR colleagues across the Firm
  • Management of one direct report and identify appropriate training to support personal development through feedback, performance management and continued assessment of training needs. Work with the Reward Analyst to develop methods to present data in simple understandable ways
  • Lead on annual reward cyclical activity, including the analysis, provision of market data and recommendations, budgeting, approvals and communication
  • Manage relationships with external brokers and consultants, ensuring that they provide the support and advice required in an effective and timely manner
  • Review delivery of reward and benefits and make recommendations on changes and improvements, demonstrating continuous improvement and lead on reward related projects
  • Review and update reward policies, procedures and processes as necessary, and publish / communicate any changes to the wider Firm
  • Ensure all legislative reward reporting is completed accurately, alongside the HR Data and Systems team
  • Keep informed of legal and market practices in respect to reward and make recommendations to senior stakeholders to ensure the business is compliant and informed

Firm wide:

  • Understands DAC Beachcroft is an international firm.  Works with awareness of this structure to operate as one team/brand
  • Actively operates in the best interests of the firm at all times internally and externally
  • Operates in a regulated environment, effectively managing risk and compliance issues including data security
  • Works in partnership with others to manage and mitigate commercial risk

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience of reward and benefits operations and management
  • Proven experience of managing relationships with external suppliers and brokers
  • Technical legal knowledge of pay, benefits and pensions
  • Excellent project management skills and experience of leading projects
  • Client focused approach; highly motivated to provide excellent advice and deliver results
  • Excellent commercial awareness in order to drive quality, efficiency and cost savings
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels within the HR team and across the firm; leads by example and coaches team members
  • Able to evaluate commercial or financial risk, people implications and recommend action to mitigate where appropriate
  • Capable of handling complex and difficult situations with thought, confidence and attention to detail
  • Curious mindset; ability to challenge the status quo and propose and implement solutions
  • Ability to manage and develop people
  • Highly numerate with strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Excellent analytical skills, rooted in commerciality to deliver practical solutions and recommend solutions
  • Excellent collaborator, problem solver and communicator
  • Excellent presentation, written and communication skills
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines


  • Strategic reward experience, understanding the business drivers and delivering effective reward solutions to deliver business success.
  • Experience of international/expat reward.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at

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