Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the continued success of a busy Payroll and Pension Team. We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic individual to supervise a team of 17 staff responsible for the pay and pension records of approximately 9000 monthly and 666 weekly employees.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will ensure the Team are fully trained and have the adequate skills and equipment to perform their duties. They will be expected to investigate, support and advise on complex issues. They will also monitor and oversee the full payroll processes and lead on interpretation of statutory and local regulations, NHS Employers guidance and NHS Pension regulations.

About us

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To be eligible for Health and Care Worker visa sponsorship you will usually need to be paid at least £25,600 per year

We provide hospital services from two acute sites – Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients’ homes.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work closely with the Deputy to oversee the operational day to day duties of the Payroll and Pension Team. They will be expected to keep up with Government legislation and local policies and ensure that the Teams’ working practices are efficient and effective. They will be the first contact point for other departments in the Directorate including Resourcing, Workforce Systems and Services, Human Resources and Compliance.

Person Specification



  • Significant experience with NHS Payroll Department including processing the payroll, reporting statutory and voluntary deductions and in depth knowledge of ESR best practice
  • Experience of reporting statutory deductions to HMRC, NHS Pensions and Local Alternative Pensions bodies


  • Previous experience of supervising staff



  • Qualified to Degree level/NVQ Level 5 or have achieved the suitable alternative knowledge gained through broad experience
  • In depth knowledge of and significant experience with Microsoft Office packages
  • Able to demonstrate data analysis skills


  • Evidence of continual personal development i.e. regular updates in HMRC legislation and NHS Employer Terms and conditions

Special Skills and Knowledge


  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people from different backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritise work and to work effectively under pressure
  • Tact and diplomacy in interactions with others
  • Good personal organisation and administrative skills
  • Good influencing skills
  • Prioritising workloads
  • Evidence of using own initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet specific deadlines
  • In depth knowledge of NHS pay and conditions.
  • In depth knowledge of HMRC legislation including Benefit in Kind, RTI and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Proven analysing and reporting experience using BI
  • In depth knowledge of NHS Terms and conditions for reimbursement of travel and expenses
  • Flexible/positive attitude to work

Special Requirements


  • May be required to work across sites

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

The closing date is 04 September 2022

Job summary

NHS payroll services pays over 110,000 NHS Employees each period. This Payroll Administrator level 3 Apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge skills and behaviours to be fully competent within the payroll function. This apprenticeship is the start of a career journey in payroll that will enable you to personally develop and continually grow to enhance your on-going employability.


Main duties of the job

  • Applicants must be numerate and literate with a minimum of 5 GCSE grade C/4 or above passes inclusive of English and Maths.
  • The apprenticeship is employer led and workplace- specific adding value for the employer and apprentice. You will work as part of a team of apprentices within a real-life payroll environment and be managed by the training team.
  • You will be employed in a training role and you will be provided with a grounding for access into the many diverse activities within payroll. These include: Business and Customer Awareness, Payroll Core/Pensions/Technical, Regulations and Compliance, Systems and Processes, Planning and Prioritising, Analysis, Producing Quality and Accurate Information, Team Working and Collaboration, Communication and Engagement, Ethics and Integrity, Adaptability, Professional Scepticism, Proactivity and Enthusiasm and Professional Development.
  • You will be supported to make continuous progress towards competence with learning, monitoring, development and timely end point assessment.


About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality – opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn’t, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read ‘applicant guidance notes’ before submitting your application.


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Become prepared and knowledgeable within the working environment and work towards gaining the knowledge, skills and behaviours for a level 3 Apprenticeship as a payroll officer
  • To gain relevant work-based apprenticeship in a Payroll environment
  • To support and assist in the provision of a payroll service to over 40 NHS clients.
  • Including data input, storage ad retrieval of data, filing and dealing with telephone enquiries


Person Specification



  • 5 GCSE’s at level A- C or 9 -4 (must include Math, English)


  • AS/A Level Maths

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Job summary

Are you:

  • Seeking a new challenge where you can really make a difference to your team?
  • Passionate about driving continuous improvement, using technology and new processes for an increasingly efficient management of all Payroll servicesIf so, this role could be for you!

    The Payroll & Pensions Manager will act as the Trust lead in the management of an accountable, confidential, customer focused payroll, pensions and expense service, to enable the consistent performance delivery to employees and senior management of the Trust.

    We are looking for someone:

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent. Alternatively extensive (5 years or more) relevant practical experience working in a high profile payroll environment will be considered.
    • With previous payroll and pensions management experience, within a large complex organisation
    • With Staff management experience
    • Knowledgeable about risk management issues
    • Experienced in leading and achieving change in a complex environment


Main duties of the job

Some of the key responsibilities:

  • The Payroll & Pensions Manager will be required to support the Head of Corporate Finance to ensure the cost effective planning, development, implementation and management of the payroll and pensions services. They will be responsible for the operational and planning issues and will work closely with the Head of Corporate Finance and Deputy Finance Director.
  • The post holder will be responsible for the Payroll, Pensions and Expense department within the Finance Directorate and will have the authority and responsibility to ensure effective management of the team on a day to day basis. The post holder will be expected to engage positively with Payroll and Pensions teams across the Integrated Care System (ICS) where appropriate.
  • Functional Management of Payroll teams, working with the team to improve service to colleagues and ensure efficiency of process.
  • Auditing the payroll to make sure it satisfies all government regulations
  • Accountable for the quality of payroll processing and payroll delivery, including administration and audit processes for statutory accounts.
  • The post holder will drive the payroll improvement programme to improve payroll workflows and internal processes, increase payroll accuracy, reduce manual and emergency payments and drive customer service standards to the highest standard.


About us

Working for our organisation

York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

Were situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

It is our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region and we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

We hope to hear from you soon!



Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information please see the job description attached

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Please be aware that we are planning for the Covid-19 vaccination to be made mandatory for all patient-facing staff in our organisation from 1st April 2022. This means that if you havent already, you will need to have had a first dose of the vaccine by 3rd February 2022 in order to maintain employment in a patient-facing role, (unless you have a medical exemption).



Person Specification

Education/Qualifications and Training


  • oEducated to degree level or equivalent. Alternatively extensive (5 years or more) relevant practical experience working in a high profile payroll environment will be considered.

Education/Qualifications and Training


  • oEvidence of continued professional development

Education/Qualifications and Training


  • oProfessional management qualification

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • oPrevious payroll and pensions management experience, within a large complex organisation

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • oStaff management experience

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • oNHS Payroll management experience

Skills and Attributes


  • oExcellent verbal and written skills

Experience and knowledge


  • Experience of managing complaints

Payroll Manager – Tyne & Wear

  • £40,000 to £42,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance
  • Home & Office Hybrid Working Supported

A confident & dynamic Payroll Manager is required to join a successful nationwide organisation based in Tyne & Wear.

Leading a team of Payroll Administrators, the Payroll Manager will take responsibility for modernising the payroll department by updating all current policies and procedures, merging processes and updating/implementing a new payroll system to improve future deliverability, engagement and analytics.

This Payroll Manager vacancy, therefore, requires a proven payroll expert who can demonstrate previous payroll team leadership experience to help drive the department forward, future-proofing the department in the process.

So, if you have experience in developing payroll policies, processes, and systems and if you can lead a team and support it as the business embraces new ways of working, then we want to hear from you!

Apply now by sending your CV, current salary, and notice period details to us ASAP!

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.

Applications are invited for the above posts in a busy payroll department responsible for the payment of 103,000 NHS employees.

Applicants must have a minimum of six years experience within an NHS payroll department, experience at manager level and possess an expert knowledge in payroll regulations, legislation and NHS conditions of service. Applicants must also have an expert knowledge of ESR and be able to demonstrate well developed customer service skills.

Applicants should also have the ability to work to strict deadlines in a pressurised environment, and should demonstrate a positive attitude and a sympathetic and patient personality, together with good organisational skills.


Northumbria Healthcare recognises the positive value of diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME people are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

360 x 162 St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Logo

Job Title: Payroll Operations Manager

Job Type: Permanent
Pay Band: Band 7
Salary:  £38,890 to £44,503 pa
Location: Alexandra Park, St Helens

About the role


Here at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust we have built up our successful Employment Services model incorporating Payroll, Pensions and HR Administration over a period of time, and currently provide services to circa of 70% of NHS organisations within the Cheshire and Merseyside region. We have ambitious plans for the future and are seeking a motivated individual to join the team at this exciting stage.

As this is a client-led and focused business, we are seeking candidates with a natural flair for customer service, possessing business acumen and a drive for continuous development for both themselves and the service they provide.

The primary purpose of this role is to manage the delivery of Payroll to our clients by ensuring the delivery of a professional, efficient and accurate service, as well as to support the department in the continuous development of our services in order to provide even better value for money to our current and future clients.

Accountable to the Head of Service Delivery, you will be assigned a portfolio of clients who you will be responsible for overseeing the payroll operations for, ensuring each stage of the payroll process is properly actioned, that staff are paid correctly and appropriate information is communicated to pension providers, HMRC and other statutory bodies. Supporting you will be a number of teams which are led by Team Leaders whose responsibilities are to deliver a professional, end-to-end service to clients and manage their direct reports.

This is a fast-paced demanding role and you will hit the ground running. You will be educated to degree level or have an equivalent level of experience. You will be a member of the CIPP or evidence continuous professional development to support CIPP registration. With a thorough knowledge of Payroll Services, you will have experience of effectively working with the required Payroll IT systems, and be able to demonstrate the benefits to the service of such systems.

In return, you will receive all the usual NHS benefits plus access to on-site subscription gym, car park and restaurant facilities. We positively encourage and support continuous professional development and this is perfect for anyone looking to progress their career.

Why join us?

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

Our ‘5 Star Patient Care’ strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world-class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018 and March 2019
  • Best Acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jenny Dwerryhouse, Assistant Director of Employment Services via email: [email protected]

JGA Executive Search

Title: Payroll Administrator
Salary: £25,000
Location: Liverpool
Contract: 12 month contract

A leading organisation based in Liverpool has an urgent requirement for a Payroll Administrator to join their organisation for a period of 12 months to support the operational payroll whilst a new payroll system is being implemented.

This Payroll Administrator position requires applicants with at least 5 years of payroll experience and the ability to process payroll from start to finish. You will be responsible for processing high volume weekly and monthly payroll, completing RTI submissions to the HMRC, administering pensions accurately and provide 1st line support for any payroll queries.

To be considered for this Payroll Administrator position, applicants must have good Excel skills, have end-to-end payroll experience and have excellent communication skills.

Recruiting better talent faster. James Gray Associates specialise in Payroll and HR recruitment, finding permanent, contract and interim professionals jobs across the UK, Europe and Asia. JGA offer professional, bespoke and responsive recruitment services on contingency and retained assignments. JGA consultants have expert knowledge of the shared services marketplace and recruit for the world’s leading organisations across all sectors. We work in partnership throughout the recruitment cycle with candidates and clients and believe it’s essential to be well informed and flexible to recruit better talent faster. JGA offer a bespoke, responsive service, pride ourselves on exceeding expectations and continually strive to deliver recruitment excellence at all times.


JGA Recruitment Group Ltd. (“We”) are 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). This statement together with our privacy notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.


Title: Payroll Administrator
Location: Manchester
Salary: £22-26,000
Contract: Permanent

A professional and enthusiastic Payroll Administrator is required immediately to join a leading firm of chartered accountants based in Manchester for an immediate start.

As a Payroll Administrator, you will have at least 2 years of experience working in a Payroll environment. During your time as a Payroll Specialist, you will have also been exposed to pensions & RTI, absence, new starters, leavers, annual salary review and have picked up excellent Excel experience

Manual calculations, payroll legislation knowledge and excellent communication skills are required to be a successful Payroll Administrator in a challenging and rewarding environment.



JGA Recruitment Group Ltd. (“We”) are 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). This statement together with our privacy notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Payroll Administrator – Home Based

Immediate Start – £28k

An amazing opportunity for an experienced client payroll specialist to work from home for this amazing company.

We are looking for technically excellent experienced Client Payroll Specialists.
Working on multiple client payrolls in a permanent role from home.

Our client is all about technology and wants their team to embrace this.
They are taking on so many new clients thanks to their amazing levels of service and support that they are recruiting to expand the team.

Systems experience is important too, either experience of Iris – Earnie or BrightPay is essential.

If this sounds like you let us know.