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Pay and Grading Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: £35,750 to £39,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Operations
Category: Human Resources
Date Posted: 09/11/2017
Reference: 01629


Full Time

Fixed Term until 31 March 2018

St Pancras, London or Boston Spa, Wetherby

Salary –  £39,000 pro rata p.a. STP

               £35,750 pro rata p.a. BSP


As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future. A vacancy has arisen for a Pay and Grading Manager to join the HR Team to help support and deliver the library’s Living Knowledge vision and People Strategy.


The role of the Pay and Grading Manager is to lead, under the guidance of the Head of HR, a review of our current pay structure to move towards a new system that supports our People Strategy and to oversee the transition to the new pay structure and to support a major review of our current allowances.  The role will actively network internally and externally to ensure the Library continuously develops and learns from others. 


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of pay and grading practices and policy, sound analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills, ability to produce innovative and modernising solutions, excellent interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills, and ability to work collaboratively and under pressure. 


The Library offers a range of benefits including the option to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme, Flexible Working, childcare vouchers, a subsidised staff restaurant, season ticket loan, Minimum of 27.5 days annual leave and many more.


We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the British Library at this level and welcome applications from job sharers.



Closing Date: 16 November 2017


Interview date: 22 November 2017

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom


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Telephone: 01937 882030
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