Global Mobility and Payroll Executive

Team: Operations

Location: London, UK

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 20 December 2017

Global Mobility and Payroll Executive

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
  • We aim to invest in countries where we can have the greatest impact. In countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce.
  • We invest in sectors where growth leads to jobs – both directly and indirectly. In sectors such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. Last year, the businesses we invest in created more than a million jobs. 
  • We are successful because we are a high quality investment organisation, using the best commercial skills and judgement to make investments in great companies and support them to grow over the long term.  We therefore want to attract people with these skills but who are motivated to use them to dramatically improve the private sector in Africa and South Asia
  • For further information, please visit our website

The Role


  • As CDC grows and we increase our footprint in the developing countries in which we invest, we need to increase our expertise in enabling our staff to move from one location to another (on a permanent or temporary basis), as well as payrolling those employees, both in the UK and locations overseas.
  • Additionally, we have an obligation to benchmark our reward levels and think creatively about the reward aspects of our employee value proposition.
  • We wish to expand the HR team to include a specialist to undertake this role.



  • Global mobility. Assisting CDC to create and manage processes relating to global mobility, including short and long term assignments and permanent moves. End to end involvement, including policy explanation with relocating employees at all levels, managing relationships with third parties, and ensuring smooth completion of all aspects of mobility.
  • Payroll management. Responsibility for management of outsourced payrolls; CDC payrolls in the UK, India and South Africa, as well as the development of payroll and other payment services for employees and contractors in other countries in which we invest.
  • General reward, with focus on survey, benchmarking and market analysis. CDC operates in an unusual reward environment, and the holder of this role will build understanding and expertise, enabling them to lead reviews and analysis of the CDC reward structures in our different locations. In particular they will assist with preparations for a major triennial benchmarking review required by our shareholder.


The Candidate


  • Experience of global mobility and international assignment management
  • Responsibility for payroll management, in the UK and ideally overseas
  • General reward experience


Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of mobility topics – tax, visa, transportation, and associated issues
  • Payroll management
  • High level of analytic ability, highly numerate
  • Clear communication, verbally, in writing, and of numerical information
  • Organised and detail focussed


CDC Identities

  • We look for candidates who share our culture and reflect our identity, the CDC identities are described as follows:
  • Compassion is central to everything we do
  • We owe our clients and prospective clients a fast and thoughtful process
  • We accept the tough challenges inherent in our mission
  • We are quick and non-defensive when things go wrong
  • We oppose bureaucracy
  • We never forget that we are investing and spending tax payers’ money
  • We promote a fulfilling work environment
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