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Assistant Payroll Manager

About the role

We are delighted to be partnering with a well-established organisation in the Education sector for an exciting new opportunity to become an Assistant Payroll Manager.

A globally outstanding centre of educational excellence in a unique and historic setting, this organisation is like no other. They believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things enables people to do outstanding things professionally and personally.

Reporting to the Payroll Manager of HROD the purpose of this role is to support the Human Resources Department in the effective delivery and management of the operational aspects of the payroll function. This role will be responsible for all activity relating to the delivery of monthly payrolls in respect of circa 6,000 employees.

This role has a salary starting at £29,000 and involves hybrid working.

Benefits include:

  • 31 days annual leave (not including bank holidays)

  • Closure between Christmas and New Year

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Free Parking and Travel Discounts

  • Further training and development opportunities

  • Discounted gym membership

  • On-site nursery and children’s clubs

  • Volunteering activities in the local community

The role:

This role will report to the Payroll Manager (People and Pay Technical) and will work closely with colleagues from the Finance team.Line managing the Team Leader, it will require establishing a positive and working relationship with the Senior Manager of People and Pay Services who provides a business support function across the organisation.

Your key duties will include:

  • Provide professional subject expertise

  • To ensure all payments and returns to regulatory bodies and pension scheme providers are accurate, complete, and timely

  • Manage and develop service and infrastructure across one or more teams

  • To communicate regulatory and other changes to staff, where necessary liaising with HR and other areas of the organisation

  • For their direct report, provide feedback on team and individual performance and identify development needs, conducting regular staff ADR and performance reviews

  • Be involved in the recruitment, induction, training, and development of new team members to the wider Payroll team

  • Liaise and engage with key stakeholders and internal and external contractors to influence opinion, delivery and reputation of services

  • Promote and develop a deep understanding of organisational policy and external developments

  • Delegate and coordinate work for the payroll team to ensure continuity of service provision

  • Reporting to the Payroll Manager, ensure all activities, processes and transactions are accounted for accurately and promptly to meet regulatory and professional service and policy standards

What you need:

  • Five GCSE’s at least Grade C or level four (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics or a Post-16 qualification or equivalent experience.

  • Experience and expertise in the development and delivery of administrative services.

  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to a range of customers and colleagues.   

  • Experience of implementing policies and procedures. 

  • Experience of supervising/managing a team and/or a line management qualification.

If you are interested in this 'Assistant Payroll Manager role, click apply now and a member of our team will be in touch!

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