The Role

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.

 

About You

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

 

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies but you don’t need a CV to apply for our positions. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and detailing which format you would require.

Please note that CV’s will not be considered.

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.

 

No agencies please.

Senior IT Team Leader (HR/Payroll Replacement Project) (311395)

University of Strathclyde – Professional Services (Information Services, Compliance, Commercial, etc.) – Information Services (including IT)

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £41,526 to £51,034
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

Term: Fixed Term (until 30 April 2023)

The University of Strathclyde is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to an experienced IT lead to play a leading role in the implementation of a modern HR payroll system.

The University is currently in the pre-implementation phase of this major strategic project to design, procure and successfully implement a new cloud hosted HR/Payroll system. Delivery of this system will dramatically enhance the employee lifecycle experience and transform management capabilities, through employee and manager self-service functionality and the provision of real-time reporting, as well as increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of processes within HR, Payroll and Finance.

The HR Payroll Replacement Project objectives are to implement a flexible, efficient, responsive, robust and future-proofed Web enabled system that meets the needs of our staff and other stakeholders.

As the Senior IT lead, you will have a solid background and track record of Business analysis and software development, and experience in implementing integrations and data migrations to package solutions. The role will require the management of a small team of developers to work with the supplier and wider IT teams to develop integrations, data migration and BI solutions to complement the existing Management Information solutions. The role will also require production and maintenance of technical and strategy documents, such as data migration strategies, technical specifications and project plans.

The successful candidate will need to create and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders and demonstrate good communication skills. Strong technical expertise along with technical project delivery experience is also required as they will quickly adapt to new technologies and situations to provide solutions that align with business objectives. They will be well organised and a self-starter with very good communication skills and an ability explain technical complexity to non-technical stakeholders to enable effective decision making. Interviews are scheduled to take place in late August 2020, via Zoom. Candidates will be invited to attend an initial interview, and then, following a further shortlisting, selected candidates will be invited to attend a further panel interview, at a later date.

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HR & Payroll Officer

Historic Environment Scotland

  • Contract type: Fixed Term
  • Length of employment: Until 31st March 2021
  • Business area: Other, People Directorate
  • Type of role: Human Resources
  • Working pattern: Full-time
  • Number of posts: 2
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1SH

Summary

Later this year, HES will implement its new HR and Payroll System and we are looking for two fixed term appointments to support the HR delivery during this period while core team members are deployed on the implementation project.

HR & Payroll Officers act as a first point of contact for a wide variety of HR related enquiries, therefore we are looking for a confident communicator and someone who is comfortable actively engaging with staff at all levels and coaching managers on the application of key people policies/procedures. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of HR policy and practice, work closely with colleagues in a close knit team, as well as supporting staff from across the organisation, and on the job training will be provided in the use of our systems.

Job description

• Providing professional advice and support to staff on a variety of HR matters, in line with organisational policies and procedures.
• Producing contracts of employment and other employment related documents accurately and efficiently.
• Data entry: accurately updating the system with any changes to employee and payroll records (overtime, absences etc.); thoroughly checking claims for compliance with related policies; analysing payroll output reports to check for anomalies.
• Accurately inputting data for Travel & Subsistence claims, thoroughly checking claims for compliance with related policies.
• Delivering administrative work to a high standard and on time.
• Continually developing knowledge of HR policies and procedures.
• Participating in recruitment and selection related activities, delivering a high standard of HR support to internal and external customers throughout the recruitment process.
• Assisting with the management of frequent short term and long-term absence cases through timely monitoring and advice and completing appropriate Occupational Health referrals, DSE Assessments, Stress Risk Assessments etc.
• Taking notes for internal meetings, Disciplinary, Grievance and Attendance Management cases and swiftly producing accurate, high-quality, formal notes.
• Continually developing relationships and actively engaging with staff and managers.
• Maintaining good records management practices through regular filing, following the department’s retention schedule and assisting with regular file cleansing.
• Providing administrative support to the Wellbeing Group.
• Undertaking other ad hoc tasks and duties as requested by HR Managers or HR Business Partners.

Responsibilities

Essential requirements:
• Previous experience of data entry, processing and analysing large volumes of data accurately
• Previous experience working in an HR or Payroll position.
• Familiarity with key HR and Payroll policies/procedures and their practical application.
• General office/administration experience.
• Demonstrable strong written communication skills, including experience of formal note-taking, with the ability to produce high quality, accurate notes.
• Proven track record of taking the initiative in order to deliver an excellent, customer focussed service.
• Able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to work and the ability to prioritise a busy workload.
• Comfortable advising and engaging with staff at all levels.

Desirable requirements:
• Experience of using web based HR systems.

Qualifications & Professional Memberships:
• CIPD or CIPP membership (desirable)

Benefits

What we offer

We welcome applications from all nationalities, ensuring that they have the right to work in the UK and applying for a job with us could open the door to a unique work environment. It could also give you job satisfaction and excellent development opportunities, plus a competitive salary, 25 days paid holidays (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service) and 11.5 public holidays a year – pro rata for part time staff.

In addition we offer a great benefits package to our employees which includes:

• flexible working hours (where appropriate)
• special leave
• maternity/paternity leave
• adoption leave
• reimbursement for relevant professional subscriptions
• support for further education and personal development
• study leave for work related courses
• access to a learning resource centre

Health and welfare

We offer you access to:

• our Employee Assistance Programme – for confidential advice and counselling
• an occupational sick pay scheme
• discounts at some local authority leisure facilities
• interest free loans for bicycles and annual travel passes (see ‘season ticket’ below)
• reasonable adjustments when needed, as part of our Equalities policy

Staff discounts

You will receive:

• free entry to all of our properties (with up to three guests)
• free entry to English Heritage, Manx and Cadw properties
• 20% off purchases in our retail outlets

Season tickets

You can receive an advance to help with the cost of buying an annual season ticket for travel between home and work. The advance is then repaid from your salary over the life of the season ticket. Available to all permanent and fixed-term staff.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Medical

Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Selection process details

You can apply on-line by visiting our website at https://applications.historicenvironment.scot/

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

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Human Resources, Historic Environment Scotland
Email : recruit@hes.scot

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.

benefit the payroll industry?

We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join other payroll professionals at CIPP and become a freelance payroll trainer!

About the trainer role

You will deliver payroll training for both in-house and public clients across a wide range of payroll and pension subjects.

You will also develop and grow relationships with key customers ensuring that future business is encouraged.

There will be a requirement to travel and there may be a requirement for overnight stays.

We are looking for trainers in the following geographical locations, and we would welcome applications from all locations:

  • London
  • Scotland
  • North East
  • South West
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Northern Ireland

About you, the potential trainer

You will have:

  • Recent and substantial payroll management delivery experience
  • A minimum level five, or equivalent, qualification in payroll and/or pensions
  • The ability to monitor legislation for content changes to the payroll profession and contextualise is application
  • Comprehensive training and facilitation skills and ability to adapt to varying audiences and learning styles
  • An excellent understanding of how payroll is delivered in different sized organisations as well as organisations that impact on the payroll functions for example HMRC

Appointment process

The appointment process will follow two stages:

  1. You will provide a letter of interest and curriculum vitae tailored to the trainer role to HR@cipp.org.uk
  2. If successful you will be invited to attend an interview at one our offices where you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge and conduct a presentation on a topic provided in advance

Should you have any queries about this role, you can contact Jason Clark, the Training and Quality assessment manager on 0121 712 1045 or Jason.Clark@CIPP.org.uk or view the full job description here: Job Description

 

Payroll Advisor

We are seeking an experienced Payroll Advisor to join our Payroll and Employment Tax team. In this role you will have a lead role in the building and maintaining of client relationships whilst being actively involved in the day to day planning, processing and development of the team. If you are a motivated self-starter then this is a fantastic career opportunity to develop your skills.

Main tasks include:

  • Be actively involved in the timing and managing of your clients and ensure that client process manuals are being followed and achieved
  • Process payrolls and supervise resources to ensure timely completion of all tasks to agreed deadlines and standards, monitoring Bureau Management System daily
  • Run Payroll projects and drive efficiencies, identifying, developing and implementing process improvements in conjunction with the wider team as part of the firm’s commitment to continuous improvement
  • Build and maintain client relationships for a portfolio of clients – process, monitor recoveries and resolve fee queries
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Manager identify training needs and participate in Team development, coaching and training
  • Actively participate in the daily supervision of the Team, providing clear guidance and instruction, holding team accountable and providing motivational and developmental feedback regularly
  • Deal with all payroll correspondence related to your clients and ensure client queries are dealt with in a timely way
  • Ensure Employer and Employee enquiries are monitored and actioned within agreed timescales, escalating to Assistant Managers when appropriate
  • Lead implementations, controlling the end to end implementation process for allocated new clients
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of pensions set up and administration
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of Foreign tax processes and Net Of Tax Credits

Requirements for the role:

  • Minimum 3 year’s experience of working in a similar role
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Highly numerate with keen attention to detail
  • Good team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels

To Apply please visit our website 

Note:

The list of duties is not intended to be exhaustive but highlights a number of key tasks. The requirement to undertake additional duties which might reasonably be expected also form part of the function of the role.

Payroll Manager

We are seeking an experienced Payroll Manager to join our growing Payroll & Employment Tax team. In this role you will provide a high standard of technical service to clients, ensuring accurate and timely delivery in line with client requirements. With responsibility for the development of your team, together with their financial and operational performance, this is a key role in the management of the business. If you are a motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills, then this is a fantastic career opportunity for you.

Key tasks include:

  • Take responsibility for the timing and managing of client payrolls
  • Take responsibility for the timely delivery of advisory and compliance services to your clients
  • Actively manage and control the delivery of all aspects of assignments for a variety of clients, including resourcing the assignments and setting timescales and budgets, liaison between departments of the firm, and presentation of work to clients
  • Work in an agile way to manage workload and ensure delivery to the clients’ satisfaction
  • Take an lead role in the implementing of new clients adhering to controls set out
  • Run Payroll projects and drive efficiencies, identifying, developing and implementing process improvements in conjunction with the wider team as part of the firm’s commitment to continuous improvement
  • Maintain technical knowledge of statutory payroll requirements for UK Tax, NI, SSP, SMP, SPP, of Foreign tax processes and Net Of Tax Credits, pension set up and administration
  • Develop expertise and undertake detailed technical research of an advanced nature as required, and present this clearly at client meetings or in written form, offer practical solutions and recommendations with due regard for risk
  • In conjunction with the Management team identify training needs and participate in Team development, coaching and training
  • Identify and progress opportunities to promote the business in the marketplace, seeking new opportunities for the firm and securing new work, with the support of the business development team
  • Build and maintain client relationships for a portfolio of clients – process, monitor recoveries and resolve fee queries
  • Manage the preparation of fees and demonstrate an understanding of fee recoverability

Requirements for the role:

  • Minimum 5 year’s experience of working in a similar role
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent Payroll Technical Knowledge
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Highly numerate with keen attention to detail
  • Good team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels

Note:

The list of duties is not intended to be exhaustive but highlights a number of key tasks. The requirement to undertake additional duties which might reasonably be expected also form part of the function of the role.

 

Payroll Analyst

We are seeking an experienced Payroll Analyst to join our growing Payroll & Employment Tax team. In this role you will play a key part in the building and maintaining of client relationships whilst being actively involved in the day to day planning and processing of payrolls. If you are a motivated self-starter with good communication skills, then this is a fantastic career opportunity for you.

Key tasks include:

  • Build good working relationships and look for ways to improve service to clients
  • Be actively involved in the timing and managing of your clients’ payrolls and ensure that client process manuals are kept up to date
  • Ensure client and employee queries are monitored and actioned within agreed timescales and escalate when appropriate
  • Assist with the coaching and training of the team along with keeping own knowledge of legislation and systems up to date
  • Take an active role in the implementing of new clients adhering to controls set out
  • Assist in the preparation of fees and demonstrate an understanding of fee recoverability
  • Be responsible for planning, prioritising and ensuring completion of work within the set timescales whilst support fellow colleagues to ensure team deadlines are met
  • Maintain technical knowledge of statutory payroll requirements for UK Tax, NI, SSP, SMP, SPP, of Foreign tax processes and Net Of Tax Credits , pension set up and administration

Requirements for the role:

  • Minimum 3 year’s experience of working in a similar role
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Highly numerate with keen attention to detail
  • Good team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels

Note:

The list of duties is not intended to be exhaustive but highlights a number of key tasks. The requirement to undertake additional duties which might reasonably be expected also form part of the function of the role.

Payroll Assistant
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £23,000
Contract Type: Full Time, Temporary (12 months)

We are currently recruiting for a Payroll Assistant to support the Payroll Manager in the accurate and timely processing of monthly payroll. They will be responsible for answering queries from colleagues on the system, payslips, payroll processing and reporting.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Payroll administration experience of at least 2 years.
  • An understanding statutory requirements i.e. SMP/ PAYE/ NI & minimum wage.
  • An understanding of court orders and auto enrolment pensions.
  • High integrity and appreciation of confidentiality.
  • Attention to detail and can work well under pressure with good task management skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Packages with focus on excel and word.
  • Ability to perform payroll calculations i.e. New Entrants, Salary changes and leavers.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills.
  • An understanding of P11D benefits and reporting. (not essential)

In return we offer a competitive salary package, a market leading pension scheme, cycle to work, retail discount scheme, and an employee assistance program.

To apply, please click ‘Email My Details’ and forward your CV and Cover Letter

A leading media organisation based in the heart of Edinburgh is seeking a Sole Payroll Analyst to join their HR function.

This Payroll Analyst position will be solely responsible for processing the payrolls and benefits and supporting HR with generalist tasks. Working closely with the outsourced payroll partner, you will be coordinating the monthly payroll, act as the lead on new payroll and HRIS projects and analyse and provide management information to stakeholders.

This is an excellent opportunity for a payroll professional to enhance this skills within a creative environment. This is a people facing role therefore you will need to be confident and have excellent communication skills. To be considered for this position Sole Payroll Analyst position, applicants must be abel to process all aspects of payroll from start to finish, have experience of administering company benefits and have Advanced Excel skills.