Human Resources
68117 Requisition #



Ambitious, dedicated and credible in your field? We're seeking an established Employee Benefits Director to own and drive the strategic delivery of our Benefits, Pension and Wellbeing activity across the Gallagher Global Brokerage population.


The role will interact closely with HR, Finance, Legal and the divisional business leadership teams, benefit providers, and our in-house employee benefits consultancy, Gallagher Benefit Services.


This role presents a fantastic opportunity to work within a dynamic, fast-growing and successful global financial services organisation that presents excellent work/life balance, career progression and development opportunities.


Job role:

  • Lead on the management and delivery of employee benefits including core, flexible and voluntary. Work with the Reward Director and wider team to identify opportunities to enhance our existing benefit proposition through improved planning, governance, engagement/uptake, communication, education/training, identifying and delivering cost savings, and the introduction of new benefits.
  • Own and drive the administration of the Executive Benefit Committees to ensure key decisions are obtained through effective research, planning and recommendation paper preparation.
  • Ensure that the business remains compliant with applicable benefits and pension legislation in all locations (excl. USA), and plans effectively for future changes and potential developments.
  • Management of all current and legacy pension/retirement savings arrangements, including effective education, communication and process administration.
  • Drive Gallagher’s ongoing programme to support our team members in maintaining their physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.
  • Manage the relationship with employee benefits consultants and other third party stakeholders, including project planning/delivery, cost management, issue escalation etc.
  • Own all benefit and pension related processes relating to corporate acquisitions including due diligence assessment of existing and legacy reward arrangements, schemes, liabilities and risks, and driving the integration and harmonisation of acquired populations.
  • Manage the Reward Administrator and Benefits Manager roles to ensure effective delivery of their objectives and key accountabilities. Conduct timely performance management and other developmental line management duties.
  • Provide query escalation support for HR Operations teams and HR Business Partners around complex benefit queries and issues.

Your Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Senior Reward professional with proven record of effectively managing benefit and pension activity within an international financial services organisation
  • International benefits management experience (with a proven understanding of the Canadian market)
  • Strong working knowledge and experience of UK benefits and pension legislation and tax handling
  • Experience of managing in-house Reward communications and engagement activity
  • Exposure to merger and acquisition activity, and significant experience of change management
  • Commercial data analysis and management information
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders with impeccable attention to detail
  • University graduate with strong academic background
  • Proficient and confident in all Microsoft Office programs, HR systems experience including Oracle (preferred) and Benefit system experience
  • Project management/support
  • Line management experience

What we offer you:

We want Gallagher to be the organisation that all our people are proud to be a part of and where everyone can call themselves one of our team. Where our culture is embracing of difference, where you can be the best and, perhaps most importantly, be yourself.


We are all different in some way. If we were all the same, and all thought the same, we would be vulnerable as a group. By welcoming and encouraging diverse opinions and backgrounds within our organisation, we will have a healthier, more innovative and ultimately more profitable business.


If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to join, we’d love to hear from you. If you require flexibility for a role you are applying for, give us a call to chat through the options.

About Us:

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture motivated by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.


As a member of our global brokerage team, you’ll help our clients address risk, protect assets and recover from losses.


Our employing entity, Arthur J. Gallagher Services (UK) Limited, is proud to be accredited as a Living Wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation. Gallagher is committed to diversity of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender or gender identity, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion/ belief, age and those with caring responsibilities.


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