Global Compensation & Benefits Coordinator


Location London
Team People, Culture & Global Support
  • Closing: 12:00am, 12th Jul 2022 BST

Job Description


The Global Compensation & Benefits Coordinator will contribute to the successful delivery of our payroll and benefits functions to enhance automation and scalability while ensuring accurate, secured, and compliant payroll processing in compliance with government regulations across several jurisdictions including the US & UK.  

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual who is self-driven, has strong organisational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities. The ideal candidate will be able to react quickly to the changing demands of the job and use good judgement to make decisions. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for the role, as is the ability to work on your own and collaboratively as part of a team spread across different geographic regions.  


This is an exciting opportunity to support day-to-day payroll operations for our employees across a global organisation. As part of the People, Culture & Global Support Team, you will work with cross functional teams who impact the payroll delivery through collaboration and support ongoing process improvement through business process reviews and technical solutions. You will be the point of contact for all things payroll and benefits, therefore your foundation in payroll concepts, HR systems, benefits administration, pay calculations, excel, and data analysis will be key to the successful execution of this role. 



The People, Culture & Global Support Team is diverse and growing, composed of colleagues working across different locations.  We strive to have high levels of cultural awareness and build relationships with people from different contexts. We enjoy working with people from across the globe and use strategic and analytical capability to make sound decisions that result in lasting, positive impact. 

You will play an active role as a member of the People, Culture & Global Support Team in supporting the organisation’s global operations and administrative procedures. This role is based in London, UK and will report to Manager, People & Culture.   



Global Compensation  

  • Support day to day global payroll management in partnership with Finance and People teams, assist with payroll, retirement/pension filings and audits 

  • Act as the main point of contact for employees with questions about their pay, deductions, leave balances, etc. 

  • Partner cross-functionally to track, and process Leaves of Absences, pay changes, benefits deductions, and additional earnings, etc. 

  • Maintain data integrity of employee and payroll data 

Global Benefits  

  • Support employee benefits enrollment during onboarding, offboarding, and life status change events  

  • Cultivate strong and positive relationships with employees at all levels of the organisation and enhance the understanding of the benefits and wellness policies, plans and processes 

Global Support Team Contribution 

  • Work in partnership with members of the People, Culture & Global Support Team across the organisation to support process improvements, provide a consistent experience and enhance our shared cultural values  

  • Research, develop, and deliver special projects (both assigned and self-identified) for the People, Culture & Global Support team  



Note: We view this section as a guide, not a checklist. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t satisfy every single bullet on this list.  

 The ideal candidate is aligned with Luminate's values, including Luminate's diversity policy

  • Previous experience providing payroll and/or benefits administration support in a fast-paced environment 

  • Proven track record of managing complex and competing deadlines, and the ability to exercise good judgement prioritizing tasks  

  • Familiarity with payroll related accounting principles and practices, with understanding the impact of payroll from the HR side of the house 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to create relationships and work collaboratively with staff at all levels to execute duties  

  • Strong interpersonal skills and consideration for team dynamics -- with the goals of supporting a positive work culture   

  • High comfort and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (preferably in a Mac environment)  

  • Proficiency with payroll or human resources systems would be a plus, but not essential  

  • Desire to take ownership of new projects and responsibilities as they arise  

 The following attributes are highly desirable but not essential: 

  • Experience working in organisations with international offices 

  • Bachelor's degree 


Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation focused on empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies. We work with our partners to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and to shape the issues affecting their societies, and to make those in positions of power more responsive and accountable.  



Luminate believes that diversity and inclusion make us more successful in our work, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or national law.   

Applications are due by midnight BST on  Monday, 11 July 2022.   

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 11th Jul 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 11th Jul 2022