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Centrica • United Kingdom

Senior Reward Specialist

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Responsible for delivering key projects spanning the whole reward team to support effective delivery of the full Centrica Reward plan ensuring that our Reward arrangements are competitive, fair, simple and sustainable whilst enabling the business units to meet their strategic goals.

  • Salary: Competitive + car allowance + bonus + private healthcare + generous company benefits

  • Location: UK flexible with travel as required

  • Flexible work arrangements available, including part-time options


  • Accountable for a variety of Reward projects relating to critical reward programmes, including benchmarking, market insight, business unit reward reviews, incentive design and policy changes

  • Provide direction and guidance to Centrica businesses on annual cyclical programmes such as bonus, base pay reviews and collective pay agreements

  • Partner with the business to understand business challenges in relation to reward frameworks

  • Take accountability for defining scope and securing the right resources for key projects

  • Ensure relevant business and HR stakeholders are identified and engaged

  • Influencing and guiding stakeholders to a solution with the wider Centrica reward strategy/principles in mind and the ability to join the dots across the business

  • Responsible for end to end implementation of key projects and initiatives

  • Fully own key reward items within the broader HR plan ensuring wider Reward team are engaged as appropriate

  • Act as escalation point for complex reward queries

  • Sufficient awareness to proactively identify areas of concern or latest trends externally and recommend solutions and/or actions

  • Ensuring that the Centrica’s reward offering is underpinned with the appropriate governance, policies and processes, which are transparent and equitable and in-line with local country laws and regulatory requirements


  • Analytical mindset, with the ability to extract insight from data & explain these to audiences simply and succinctly

  • Strong influencing, presenting and communication skills

  • Strong intellectual rigour and an appetite for professional development

  • Commercial acumen and broad business understanding

  • Track record of building successful, collaborative relationships across all levels and business functions

  • A skilful team player with the ability to network effectively up, down and across the organisation

  • Effective project management decision making skills

  • Intermediate IT Skills (inc MS office, excel and Workday)

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of reward practices including job evaluations, market data, salary structures, terms & conditions, incentive design and benefits

  • Proven experience of owning, leading and delivering significant change in an HR/Reward context

  • Experience of developing plans to deliver projects and managing to completion

  • An understanding of how to review and develop ideas/approaches to solve reward related issues

  • Experience of working in the Financial Services sector essential

  • Experience of partnering within a complex business environment

  • Experience of working in a matrix environment

  • Experience of working in a unionised environment desirable

  • Graduate Level or equivalent experience

  • CIPD qualification desirable

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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