At Link, people are at the heart of everything we do. Our people have made our award-winning social enterprise the success it is today and as it continues to grow we want them to be the best they can be and to reach their potential.
Link is looking for an experienced Pay and Benefits Officer to provide and maintain effective and efficient remuneration and benefits services to the Link group of partners including payroll, benefits, pensions and expense reimbursement ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, best practice and corporate governance that meet the needs of the businesses and provide value for money.
In the absence of the Pay and Benefits Partner, you will lead and manage the Pay & Benefits Assistant to deliver payroll, benefits, pensions and expense reimbursement services across the Link group of partners, ensuring that all payment and reporting deadlines are met ensuring compliance with employment and financial legislation and corporate governance.
You will be accountable to work with the Pay and Benefits team to provide customer service to Link staff for pay, pensions, benefits and expenses queries responding in a timely and professional manner, in accordance with Link’s policies and procedures.
As an experienced Pay and Benefits Officer, you will have a Degree and/or Post Graduate qualification in Payroll Management and be able to demonstrate previous experience providing a payroll, benefits and pension service including the submission of regulatory submissions and returns within a complex organisation or a group structure. Experience of supporting the implementation of changes to payroll and benefits including systems changes and testing is required in this role.
It is essential that you have strong numeracy skills with the ability to use intermediate Excel skills to efficiently analyse and reconcile data presenting findings clearly and accurately. It is desirable to have prior experience of using CSV uploads into payroll systems. High levels of accuracy, attention to detail and ability to plan ahead, minimising and resolving risks and issues is also essential in this role.
You must be able to demonstrate previous knowledge of payroll and/or pensions legislation and have appropriate CPD in relation to legislative changes as they relate to the processing of payroll, expenses, pensions and benefits.
You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions. You will be given the opportunity to be responsible for handling complex and sensitive situations, whilst maintaining Link’s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equality, Challenge and Transparency.
For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Information pack on our website.
What’s in it for you?
Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We also offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
As a Link employee, you’ll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.
This post is subject to a satisfactory Basic Disclosure.
Closing Date: Midnight on Tuesday 9 February 2021
Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Monday 15 February 2021 via Microsoft Teams
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Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for this position on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the advert above, and in the job description.
Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
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