Reference number

£30,957 (National) per annum, £32,997 (London) per annum, pro-rata for part-time working

Higher Executive Officer

Contract type
Temporary Fixed Term Loan

Length of employment
Temporary (until end Mar 2024)

Business area
FSA – Finance and Performance – Payroll

Type of role
Administration / Corporate Support Finance
Human Resources

Working pattern
Full-time, Job share, Part-time, Compressed Hours

Number of posts



Multi-location from one of our FSA Offices (Belfast, Cardiff, London or York), or home based in the UK. Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not overseas. Travel across the UK will be required on an occasional basis, possibly with overnight stays.

About the job


Are you a Payroll professional looking for an exciting role in an organisation that makes a difference to everyone?

Does the chance to work contractually from home or part office / part home appeal?

We are looking for someone to join the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as our new Payroll Delivery Officer on a fixed term / loan basis.

We are the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – a non-ministerial department of over 1400 people. We play a critical role in protecting public health and consumers’ wider interests in food across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our vision is an important one – to drive change, delivering “food we can trust” and working towards a healthier and more sustainable food system.

We have a small payroll team who ensure all our staff get paid on time and accurately on a monthly basis, process expenses payments and make payments to pension providers in line with employer and employee contributions. We also ensure the FSA payroll is in line with HMRC rules and regulations and submit Tax and National Insurance contributions as part of the monthly payroll. Our work contributes directly to ensuring our colleagues feel valued and engaged.

Job description

The FSA is growing, and we are also about to begin a transition to a new payroll system, so we need dedicated payroll professionals to help us manage the monthly routine of making payroll happen.

You will be integral in making sure we can meet the challenge of continuing to deliver a monthly payroll whilst also working with an implementation partner to deliver a new system to be introduced in September 2023.

We are looking for candidates with knowledge of payroll but also with the ability to look at different ways of working and contribute with new ideas and solutions to problems. An eye for detail is key to ensure we pay people correctly. It’s also vital that you are happy to embrace change and are flexible when taking on work.

Please read the attached Candidate Pack for full details of the role. If you feel you meet the criteria, and this sounds like the role for you, please apply today – we’d love to hear from you.

This post is advertised as a Fixed Term/Loan (until end Mar 2024) appointment.

Candidates that are already established Civil Servants or employed by an approved NDPB would come to the FSA on a Loan basis and will need to request permission from their Home Department for a Loan prior to applying for this job.

Note for FSA employees: You must seek approval from your substantive manager before applying for a non-permanent vacancy, this includes applying for a new post during an existing temporary posting. Your substantive post may be backfilled on a permanent basis if your temporary posting lasts for longer than 12 months. Please note that if there is no return post for you and suitable employment cannot be found within the FSA or in another government department you will be at risk of redundancy.

Part time working: If interested in part time working, please be advised that the needs of the role mean that we can only consider request for a working pattern of more than 30 hours per week.

If applying on a job-share basis, the expectation would be that you are already in an established job-share partnership.

Please read the attached Candidate Pack to discover further details about the role, our organisation, who we are looking for and the criteria we will assess against during the selection process. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you every success.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Communicating and Influencing
Delivering at Pace Working Together
Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Technical Criteria: 6. Hold CIPP Payroll Technician Certificate (min) or above or equivalent experience.


Our candidate pack details the benefits that the FSA has to offer. Please also refer to the attached Terms and Conditions statement.

Things you need to know

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

Full details of the selection process are detailed in the attached candidate pack. This will consist of shortlisting against the essential person specification criteria stated. If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to the final selection stage consisting of an Experience and Behaviours-based interview.

Lead Criteria: An initial sift may take place on just the identified lead criteria indicated below.
Experience in, and in-depth knowledge of, payroll systems (e.g. Oracle, Workday, IHR etc), tax and related regulatory frameworks.

In the event we receive a large number of applications, the minimum pass mark for the lead criteria may be raised at shortlisting stage. Candidates who apply under the DCS, GPTW or RIS schemes and meet the minimum requirements will be unaffected by the pass mark raise.

The FSA is dedicated to a policy of equal opportunity for all.

Being truly reflective of our society and building a culture where everyone can perform at their best is critical to the work of the FSA. We are looking to recruit from the widest possible talent pool and encourage candidates to apply from a diverse range of backgrounds. We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment and selection process and beyond. All appointments are made on merit.

Please be assured that diversity or socio–economic information requested during the course of your application plays absolutely no part in our selection processes and is not seen by anyone assessing applications. Any information provided is anonymised and used for statistical purposes only.

We actively review the deployment of talent on a periodic basis in the interests of optimising personal development and the achievement of business plans.

Any move to the Food Standards Agency from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare.

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A reserve list will be held for a period of up to 12 months from which further appointment may be made.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • Nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • Nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • Relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • Relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment.
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
Name : Beverley Breheney
Email : [email protected]

Recruitment team :
Email : [email protected]

Further information

If you wish to raise a complaint then please email [email protected] in the first instance.

Global Payroll Analyst – (100% Remote, hybrid or office working, UK or Spain)

£50K – £60K + Benefits

Global Payroll Analyst – A global SaaS provider are looking for a 1st class Global Payroll Advisor to join them on a 100% remote working basis in the UK or Spain.

This job requires in-depth payroll knowledge and will be responsible for processing payroll on a global basis. This role will interact with other departments, third-party payroll providers, external auditors, consultants and state and federal agencies to maintain the payroll records for the company, so strong communication skills are important.

Global Payroll Analyst – Key Responsibilities;

  • Processing monthly international payrolls through our third party payroll provider
  • Processing semi-monthly US payroll through ADP Workforce Now
  • Reconciling data for year-end reporting and tax requirements such as P11d’s and W-2s
  • Maintaining internal controls over payroll processing in alignment with SOX requirements.


Global Payroll Analyst – Skills and Experience;

  • Global payroll experience required including US (Germany & Spain highly desirable)
  • Extensive payroll processing knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills


You’ll have the flexibility to have a working arrangement that works best for you, and serves the needs of our customers and our business.

You can choose to work in the office of your assigned location, your home office or both.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to perform to a high standard in this post, please apply online today or call Matthew at JGA Recruitment for further information.

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.
We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We are a specialist payroll, HR & Marketing recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business).  These statements together with our privacy notices set out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Job title: People Payroll & Information Partner


Flexible Location: Home working, London office or Chesterfield office

Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week

Salary: £35,750 per annum (London office-based), £30,750 per annum (rest of UK) Pro-rata

Contract type: Permanent

Travel: Occasional travel to London and Chesterfield offices

Closing date: 17 February 2022


Download the job description and person specification for the Payroll and People Information Partner


Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.



This is a great opportunity to join the People Operations team within the People and Organisational Development Directorate at Versus Arthritis. This role will be critical in providing a range of payroll and HR activities across the organisation, including payroll and HR support and advice to people; provision of payroll and management information; and the delivery of payroll and HR initiatives and projects which will support and improve effective people management across the charity.


About the role

The People Payroll and Information Partner will play a key role in the reporting and processing of payroll and HR data in relation to the full employee lifecycle, providing information, data and insights to inform our decisions. With responsibility for end to end payroll processing, the successful candidate will also play an active role in contributing to process development and improvement and enhancing the customer experience.


Key requirements

The ideal candidate will have experience in processing payroll and people information accompanied by a relevant qualification. They will be passionate about delivering an excellent customer service with the ability to problem solve accompanied by excellent planning organisational and communication skills, with a keen eye for accuracy and detail. A commitment to collaboration and a team-working approach are key aspects of our culture and the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate these skills and will welcome the opportunity to be part of our team sharing positive outcomes and success.


How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV
  2. along with a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the People Payroll and Information Partner role.
  3. please include where you’ve seen this role advertised.


Email your completed application by 17 February 2022 to [email protected]


We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Interviews expected: Tuesday 22 February 2022 by Microsoft Teams.

About us

There are 18.8 million people living with a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition like arthritis in the UK.  Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for more than 10 million people every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.


Versus Arthritis exists to push back against arthritis stealing people’s lives. We challenge the most common misconceptions about arthritis: that it is inevitable, only affects older people, or that it’s ‘just a bit of arthritis’.  orkiPeople with arthritis have a fundamental right to live independent and rich lives, whatever their age and their circumstances.  We won’t stop researching, campaigning and supporting them until we’ve achieved this for everyone.


Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.


Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer on the Work for Us section of our website.


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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156