Are you an experienced Payroll Officer? Enthusiastic and motivated with a passion for figures? Would you like to work as part of a warm and friendly team? Then our busy and challenging work environment could be perfect for you.

We need you to have the ability to work independently and as part of our team.Good communication skills are essential as is numeracy, accuracy and logical thinking. The ability to work to strict deadlines and prioritising the workloads is key to this role.

Flexible working and some working from home (Dependent on experience)

This role will be based in Cambells House (Bidwells Site), Maris Lane, Trumpington, CB2 9FF.


Main duties of the job

Payroll Officers are required to process both weekly and monthly payrolls and to apply complex pay regulations pertaining to a wide range of professional staff groups. It is essential to have a full knowledge and understanding of the various terms and conditions of employment applicable to these groups. You will be expected to have a good working knowledge of Paye, NI, SSP and SMP.

Accurately input data to the Electronic Staff Records database (ESR) for leavers, starters and variations to contracts to meet payroll deadlines. Our ail

We are a team of around 18 payroll and pension experts, working flexible within our Trumpington office and from home providing support to each other, department managers, HR and our employees on a daily basis. We provide an in house payroll for around 12500 monthly employees and 2300 weekly employees.

Previous experience of working in payroll is essential when applying for this post.


About us

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.


This vacancy will close on the 2nd October 2023.


Interviews are due to be held on the 11th October 2023.


Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.


Head of Payroll and Pensions


We’re excited to be working with BCH Tri-Force who are looking to recruit a Head of Payroll and Pensions.


Formed in 2019, the BCH Payroll and Pensions Service provides a critical and pivotal role in the organisational support to the three police forces of Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary.  With a total workforce of 10,000 police officers and staff, a combined geographical area of 2,300 square miles and serving over 2.7 million residents, the three police forces comprise a mix of local policing services and shared collaborated functions.


Based in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire with monthly payrolls totalling c£32million, the BCH Payroll and Pensions Service provide the full range of payroll services across 12 separate payrolls, in line with both Police Regulations and Police Staff terms and conditions, and pension services in support of the Police Pension Funds across the 3 forces and managing the LGPS arrangements with the Administering Authorities. The department continues to evolve in response to the changing nature of policing, growing demand and increasing complexity such as pension remedy.


The Role:


The Head of Payroll and Pensions will lead the service and manage key relationships with colleagues across the business such as CFOs, finance and human resources colleagues. Focussing on high, accurate and timely performance, they will effectively manage the delivery of all payroll and pension requirements in the context of complex and changing demands.


What will I need…?


Reporting directly to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary CFO and Director of Resources you will bring strong leadership skills and management experience. You will have demonstrable experience in embedding new ways of working and will be a highly skilled influencer, communicator and stakeholder manager, used to working in complex or matrixed organisations.


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroll professional and leader to progress their career in a stimulating, challenging and highly rewarding role, where your efforts have a direct and vital impact in delivering policing for communities across the three counties..


Key requirements for the Head of Payroll and Pensions role:


Relevant university degree or similar level vocational qualification, e.g., in payroll management, HR management, or general management.
Full member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.
Extensive experience at management level encompassing payroll, pensions, expenses and benefits strategy and management.
Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in administration of the Police Regulations and Police Staff Handbook.
Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in administration of the Police Pension Regulations and Local Government Pension Scheme from the employer perspective.
Extensive experience of payroll systems, controls, audit requirements, implementation and development.
Demonstrably strong, current, technical taxation knowledge.
Ability to initiate change and implement new policies, practices, procedures and systems. Ability to solve problems, manage change, influence and motivate.
People skills to connect to a wide range of individuals


In return the force can offer…


Local Government Pension Scheme
Agile Working
Access to the Blue Light Card scheme
Free access to force gyms
Cycle to work scheme


If you are an individual with the skills and enthusiasm to deliver strong and efficient payroll and pension services, we would love to hear from you.


Job title: Head of Payroll and Pensions

Hours: Monday to Friday – 37 hours per week

Starting salary: £67,000 – £73,000 per annum

Location: The contractual base is Chord Park, Godmanchester however this role is offered on an agile working basis with the occasional travel across the 3 forces region (Beds, Cambs and Herts)

Job Reference: 3601

A leading company based in Cambridgeshire are seeking a Payroll Administrator to join their fun, friendly and fast paced payroll team!


Payroll Administrator requirements:


  • Will have experience working in a payroll position prior to this.
  • Payroll experience must be end to end.
  • Strong communication and computer skills.
  • Will hold strong organisational skills and time management.
  • Ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment.
  • Will be eager to develop and progress within.


If you have experience as a payroll administrator but need the opportunity to step into a large established organisation with endless opportunity to grow and develop, then this is where you need to apply!


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