Do you understand the cyclical nature of a payroll environment?

Are you able to juggle a busy workload to ensure that deadlines are met?

Are you familiar with payroll legislation, HMRC employer obligations and pensions administration requirements?

If yes, then we have the role for you!

East Sussex County Council are looking to recruit a permanent, full-time, Payroll Technical Officer to join our busy Payroll team. Within this role you will be supporting colleagues in delivering a high-quality and compliant payroll service, paying approximately 15,000 employees on a monthly basis, across 20 employers affiliated to the County Council.

Our offices are based in Lewes, and after your initial training, there will be the opportunity to work from home, or another ESCC site, some days a week as we work in a Hybrid working style.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • In-depth working knowledge of statutory deductions and payments, and legislation that impacts on payroll.
  • Excellent communication skills so that you can assist the team in resolving complex queries from a variety of customers.
  • An awareness of pensions legislation and schemes will be beneficial, to help with Pension Automatic Enrolment administration and reporting responsibilities.

This role requires payroll knowledge to provide support and advice to customers and colleagues, and to ensure compliance with statutory obligations, legislation, and regulations. A key part of this job will be generating reports, reconciling payroll data and assisting with the technical actions undertaken to complete monthly payroll runs.

A successful candidate will have a pro-active approach to work and problem solving, and the ability to spot and deal with issues as they occur. You will also be well organised and have an exceptional eye for detail.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Kelly WiddopPayroll Manager at [email protected]  to request a MS teams call or phone call.

Please view the attached job description for more specific role information.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter to demonstrate how you meet all the essential role criteria outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification.

Interviews will be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams and will be held within 1 week of the closing date.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your payroll career in a fast paced, varied and dynamic environment so if you are looking for a role where you will be challenged, please apply today!

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.