Global Total Rewards Director

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*Preferred Location: Greater London area, U.K.; Other possible locations include the United States (Eastern Time Zone) where WVI is registered to operate.


The purpose of the Director, Global Total Rewards role is to:

  • Develop, lead and implement the Total Rewards Centre of Expertise (COE) providing thought leadership and expertise to develop quality products, metrics, services and resources that support and drive culture change as part of the new Global Centre People & Culture (GC P&C) operating model;

  • Review and deliver strategies, initiatives, and processes aligned to the Total Rewards Philosophy including, but not limited to benefits programs, remuneration, executive compensation, job architecture, salary structures and global mobility;

  • Continuously evaluate and improve the effectiveness of our rewards programs to ensure they are aligned with our business needs.


  • Create the Total Rewards Centre of Expertise using proactive and innovative approaches to ensure that our various rewards programs are competitive, drive business results, are aligned with our culture, and are understood and valued by our employees.

  • Evolve WV's comprehensive strategy for Total Rewards using compelling and equitable compensation and benefits programs aimed at attracting and retaining 'best in class' talent in a competitive not-for-profit environment and across multiple markets and extremely diverse locations.

  • Provide strategic direction, planning and requirements to execute the design, implementation, communication and administration of WV's various programs.

Lead the Total Rewards team, review and update remuneration, incentive and rewards strategies aligned to the Total Rewards Philosophy:

  • Revise accordingly compensation, entitlements and benefits systems and processes to ensure consistent application of the Total Rewards philosophy and strategy;

  • Implementation of aligned Job Evaluation/Architecture processes across partnership;

  • Ensure equitable and attractive benefits which are aligned to the Total Rewards Philosophy recognizing the stewardship of the organization, whilst championing employee needs in a diverse, and in many instance, remote and hardship locations.

Lead the Global Mobility team and drive the requirements for a diverse international organization which are consistent with the Total Rewards Philosophy:

  • Maximizes ROI, employee engagement, wellbeing and development, talent attraction and retention, WV strategic outcomes;

  • Ensure that total rewards for our international staff are aligned to the various markets in which we operate and recognizes the various talent demands e operational need, specialist rare talent, top tier leadership;

  • Ensure we are aligned to global best practice and recognizing the globalization of employment in designing total rewards: - tiered international assignee programs;

  • Has clear initiatives relating to effective expatriation and repatriation.


  • Master's Degree highly preferred;

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience in Compensation, Benefits and/or Total Rewards or HR Operations and significant people leadership experience in a complex, multinational organization;

  • A history of successful interaction, influence and collaboration with all levels of stakeholders, including outstanding customer service orientation both with employees and across P&C (in particular with our P&C Business Partner team);

  • Must be both a strategic leader and hands-on contributor who is passionate about how compensation and benefits directly impact the employee experience - ability to translate strategic imperatives into tangible and relevant local outcomes;

  • Consultative approach - can effectively solicit feedback on all aspects of total rewards and adapt changes when needed;

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (e.g. spoken and written);

  • Proven leadership skills and team management capabilities;

  • Clear and positive Christian faith commitment and capacity to provide leadership and guidance in this area;

  • Advanced Certification highly desirable (e.g. ACCP, CCP);

  • Global HR Certification desirable (e.g. SHRM, CIPD);

  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated capacity to work as a business / ministry partner with a diverse senior group;

  • Sound understanding of contemporary HR practice and experience in successfully implementing HR policies and initiatives in complex settings;

  • Bias for action and capacity to deliver efficiently and effectively;

  • Problem-solving skills and capacity to deliver under pressure; pragmatism; persistence;

  • Strong demonstrable reserves of motivation and energy to embrace new challenges and craft impactful and sustained interventions in innovative ways;

  • English - written and spoken Spanish, French or Portuguese a plus.

Work Environment:

  • 25% Travel - willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally.