HR Consultant - Redbook Project

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Built environment
Sean Cloherty
  • Sean Cloherty
  • Lead Senior Delivery Consultant

Pay and Reward Project Manager – Housing Transformation

Contract Type: 12-month role, flexible in days required (likely 2-3 days per week)

Location: Derbyshire

At least 1 day on-site, with flexibility to work remotely and on-site as needed

Rate: Negotiable

Panoramic Associates are working with a local authority in Derbyshire that are seeking a skilled Pay and Reward Project Manager to join their Housing Transformation team on a 12-month contract. This role requires an HR specialist with expertise in pay and reward management, particularly within the context of local authority terms and conditions. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in transforming the Housing repairs and maintenance service by developing new pay structures, negotiating with trade unions, and implementing changes to terms and conditions.


  • Develop the HR plan aligned with the broader housing transformation programme objectives.
  • Design pay structures and conduct budget costings for implementation.
  • Advise on and facilitate agreement to new terms and conditions, including the transition from productivity bonuses to salary-based compensation.
  • Draft the new local collective agreement outlining revised terms and conditions.
  • Conduct job evaluations to ensure equitable pay across roles.
  • Provide support for the reshaping of the Housing repairs and maintenance service.
  • Manage HR project documentation and data to support the governance framework and ensure compliance.
  • Collaborate with the programme team to shape and deliver the cultural aspects of the transformation programme.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proven experience in pay and reward management, preferably in a local authority or public sector context.
  • Strong knowledge of local authority red book and green book terms and conditions.
  • Excellent project management abilities, with the capacity to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Knowledge of HR best practices and employment legislation.
  • Experience with transitioning employees from red book terms and conditions to salary-based structures.
  • Proficiency in job evaluation techniques and understanding of equal pay considerations.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively with trade unions.

Does this role sound suitable for you, or someone you know? If so, please send an up-to-date CV to Sean Cloherty at Panoramic Associates so we can discuss further.

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