Reward Manager

Term: Permanent
Department: Human Resources
Location: Manchester, Belfast or London
The Team

The HR department is responsible for the provision of a full range of HR services to the Firm (c. 900 UK staff), including recruitment and resourcing, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, staff welfare, advice on employment law issues, compliance with Law Society/statutory obligations, diversity and inclusion, performance/salary review arrangements and maintenance of e-personnel records.

The job holder will report to the Head of HR and manage a small Reward & Payroll Team.

This role is to be based either in the London or Manchester office.

Key Skills & Experience


  • Work with the Head of HR and HR Director to scope, design and implement the firm's employee reward strategy.
  • Manage and deliver compensation projects and employee incentive plans.
  • Project manage the annual salary review process for the UK firm, including production of Business Unit related reports and processing of increases.
  • Benchmarking of our UK salaries and making recommendations to the Head of HR
  • Responsible for the management, calculation, development and handling of queries of bonus scheme.
  • Modelling, supporting on budgets split and pay stance.


  • Responsible for annual renewal, broking, benchmarking, system development and system management of all UK and US benefits.
  • Responsibility for UK pension governance, regulation adherence (e.g. re-enrolment), legacy schemes and bespoke queries.
  • Manage the annual flexible benefits firm-wide renewal process including data checking and cleansing, site testing and content amendment, communications to all staff.
  • Work with our flexible benefits provider on enhancements to our on-line portal/end-user experience.
  • Manage the relationships with our benefits broker and corporate discount providers including vendor negotiation
  • Produce monthly provider reports for key benefits offerings.
  • Ensure we meet our obligations in relation to current and forthcoming legislation affecting benefits provision.
  • Design and management of Wellbeing Week and firm-wide wellbeing challenges.
  • Managing the Employee Award scheme
  • Working with Head of HR and Head of Diversity and Inclusion to gather data on gender pay gap, analyse and report production.
  • Budget management


  • Oversight of the UK Payroll including monthly sign off, annual sign off, P11D, ad hoc changes and bespoke issues.
  • US Payroll including sign off, adhoc changes, employee queries and bespoke issues.
  • Support the Payroll Advisor in the management of the firm's relationship with our external payroll bureau
  • Approving invoices and budget monitoring.
  • Own and manage benefit system provided by AON and payroll provided by sd worx.
  • Work with Organisational Development and SAG consultants on L360 payroll.
  • Vendor Management: including relationship building, contract negotiation, disputes, enhancement work


The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on real estate technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams and our ecomlex network of specialist tech and privacy law firms across Europe.

Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains, as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network spreads across 25 offices, providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.


* No agency support required. This role is managed by our in house recruitment team. Any queries to come to Nikki Colleran, Recruitment Manager*

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role