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Payroll Officer

About the role

NRG is currently seeking a skilled Payroll Officer on behalf of a well-established organisation based in Newcastle upon Tyne. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a trusted employer in the charity sector, providing essential accountancy and payroll support to charitable and voluntary organisations.

Payroll Officer

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne (office-based, full-time)

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process monthly payrolls for multiple clients, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
  • Set up new customers, collect payroll information, and manage relevant checks.
  • Handle auto-enrolment, e-banking transactions, pension, and HMRC submissions.
  • Maintain up-to-date spreadsheets and monitor outstanding debtors.
  • Deliver professional and timely correspondence to clients.


  • Previous experience in finance and payroll functions, preferably within a payroll bureau or accountancy practice.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of payroll and accounting principles, including current legislation.
  • Proficiency in Sage payroll or similar software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Familiarity with safeguarding, data protection regulations, health and safety, and equalities legislation.


  • Scottish Widows pension scheme – up to 5% employer and employee contribution
  • Flexible working: Office-based, full-time role
  • Enhanced sickness benefit scheme
  • Life insurance – two times salary cover
  • BUPA Cash Health Plan
  • Credit Union savings scheme
  • Bike to Work scheme
  • Corporate metro pass scheme
  • Long service awards

If you are looking to contribute to the voluntary and community sector by providing essential payroll services, apply now for this rewarding opportunity. Join an organisation committed to positive social change and make a difference in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Click “Apply Now” to take the next step in your career and a member of our team will be in touch.

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