PHUO0093 – Payroll Administrator

Payroll and Pensions, Human Resources and Organisational Development

University of Dundee

Grade 5 (£23,715 – £27,131) 


The University of Dundee is ranked 28th in the United Kingdom in the Complete University Guide 2022.  Our University community is our most important asset and the Payroll & Pensions function plays a vital role in ensuring our reward systems are implemented effectively and efficiently. The Payroll & Pensions team sits within the Human Resources and Organisational Development Directorate and works closely with colleagues across all areas of the University.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Payroll Administrator within our Payroll Team. This is a full-time fixed-term appointment to 31 July 2023.

The Payroll Administrator will be responsible for all input and running a monthly payroll. This will entail the input of timesheets, processing New Starts and Leavers, administration of Statutory/Occupational Sick Pay and Statutory/Occupational Maternity Pay and also dealing with general day to day telephone calls and e-mails relating to Payroll.

Your priorities will include:

Inputting payroll data for new employees on monthly payrolls
Processing leavers from the University
Prepare and check data prior to input on the payroll system
Administration of Statutory/Occupational payments
Processing and checking of salary changes
Who we’re looking for:

  • Previous payroll experience
  • Experience of integrated HR/Payroll system
  • Knowledge of current Payroll legislation
  • Knowledge of current SMP/SPP/SHPP rates
  • Familiarity with salary sacrifice schemes

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee – an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

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The deadline for applications is midnight (UK time) on 12th November 2022.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

Job Title: Payroll Operations Manager
Salary: up to £65k
Location: Dundee

An excellent opportunity to work as a Payroll Operations Manager for a great company!


  • Responsible for the day-to-day delivery of core people and payroll operations
  • Delivering operational excellence in service of internal customers
  • Improving HR systems and processes
  • Supporting the implementation, deployment and continuous improvement of the company’s Global HR and Payroll systems

Skills required: 

  • Knowledge of international payroll
  • Ability to improve payroll systems
  • High-volume payrolls
  • Interpersonal school

If this sounds like you, please let me know today! 

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