Workday Payroll/Reward Manager – £75,000 – £90,000 p/a + bonus & benefits

A global financial services client is seeking to hire a Payroll / Reward Manager who is a Workday expert to join their HR team.

You would be responsible for;

  • Processing end to end a small UK payroll plus EMEA, APAC and modified payrolls
  • Managing the global benefits offering including renewals.
  • Driving Workday automation and process improvement.
  • Benchmarking compensation

The successful applicant will have;

  • Be UK payroll expert, with a thorough knowledge of tax and benefits
  • Be a Workday expert with the ability to build / configure with the Payroll / Benefits modules.
  • Experienced in modified / shadow payrolls.
  • Excellent Excel and reporting skills.

Interested? Contact Zoe at JGA Recruitment today.

JGA Recruitment Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

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About King’s

Please see the links below for supporting information for prospective applicants. This also includes some background information about the university including rankings, research outputs and our current fundraising initiative.

“King’s aspires to tackle global challenges and serve society in a way that is contemporary, forward-looking and unrestrained.”  – King’s Vision 2029

Job description

Post title Pensions Manager
Department/Division Finance & Commercial / Financial Services
Grade/salary Grade 7, £48,737 – £57,353
Including £4,000 London Weighting Allowance per annum pro rata.
Hours of work Full time (35 hours per week)
Period of appointment Indefinite Contract
Responsible to Head of Payroll and Pensions
Campus Guys Campus – Lavington Street


Role purpose
Dedicated pension professional with vast experience in defined benefit pension practice, we are looking for a proactive and positive individual with a strong history of reviewing processes and implementing change successfully

·         NHS

·         SAUL

·         USS

·         Phoenix Life

Kings are looking at successfully contributing to improving team efficiency and productivity through this role, improving customer service to members, wider community, and wider forums.

Upskilling of the pensions team is imperative and positive culture change is required to interpret good conduct within the function

Service level agreements need to be adhered too and reported upon monthly and pensions valuation working groups adapted to ensure clarity to stakeholders is met

This role will Report to the head of payroll and pensions within the Payroll & Pensions team, the role will work as part of a team supporting this service and so may be asked to work across the service’s activities and occasionally support the work of the wider Financial Services team.

The role holder will form and maintain strong working relationships across Finance & other areas of the university that the service relates to.


Role profile
The role holder will:

·         Management and leadership of 3 members of staff

·         Providing High level technical advice to pension staff, members, and employees

·         Interpret, communicate, and manage legislative changes

·         Ensuring Objectives of pension administration Strategy are met

·         Producing procedures and delivering in-house training to the pensions team. Members and employees

·         Overseeing the production and publication of annual benefit Statements

·         Keep up to date with changes in the sector, service discipline and university in general that may impact on the role.

·         Identifying new technology and streamlining processes

·         Engaging with key stakeholders including members of all the pensions schemes, committees, user groups and government agencies

·         Have strong communication and customer service skills and be able to deal with a wide range of seniority of staff, and other key stakeholders.

·         Play an active part in the Financial Services community and demonstrate a commitment to change, improvement and development both as an individual and in the provision of services to the university and outside stakeholders.

·         Demonstrate the King’s commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion to empower everyone to participate and contribute fully to the university.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

About the Finance & Commercial directorate

The Finance & Commercial directorate comprises some c.120 roles located across many of our campuses in central London.   The Financial Services department of c.80 roles provides various accounting, assurance, advisory and financial processing functions for the whole university. This department is partnered by c.30-member team of Management Accountants and 10 members of staff in the Procurement Strategy & Services Team.

The Finance & Commercial directorate is currently working as part of a long-term hybrid working trial. This involves, typically, at least 2 days per week on campus with the remainder taking place remotely. Longer term, more regular attendance on campus may be required.

For further information see

Person specification

Criteria Essential Desirable How identified
and assessed* 
*For ‘How identified and assessed’ use: AP – application, AS – assessment, I – interview, P – presentation, R – references
Education / qualification and training
Pensions Administration x x AP
Retirement provision x x AP
Knowledge / skills
Strong understanding of Pension and some Payroll processes and procedures X AP/I
Performance monitoring x x AP/I
Reliable and trustworthy x x x
Problem solving X AP/I
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in the written word, in person and on the telephone X AP/I
Numerate and IT literate with the ability to use the standard suite of office software together with knowledge of one or more corporate Core, Softco, HR,USS, SAUL, NHS systems X AP/I
Successfully contributing to improving team improving team efficiency and productivity x AP/I
Active within pension forums x x AP/I
Experience of having worked in or with the university sector x x AP/I
Personal characteristics/other requirements
Ability to build and manage internal and external relationships X AP/I
Self-management and ability to work independently to meet deadlines X AP/I
Attention to detail and working to a high-level of accuracy X AP/I


Equal opportunities

King’s College London recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its academic and economic strengths. The following principles apply in respect of the university’s commitment to equality and diversity:


  • To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity;
  • To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community;
  • To ensure that all university members and prospective members are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds such as age, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction;
  • To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation;
  • To foster good relations between individuals from different groups and tackle prejudice and promote understanding.

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