Sheffield City Council is a great place to work, and we have ambitious plans for our future, we are looking for a payroll manager to share in that ambition and lead the strategic development and delivery of our pay and reward function within the HR service.

You will be responsible for managing a team of dedicated payroll professionals, driving service excellence to ensure we deliver our customer priorities. Acting as an effective coach and mentor you will possess strong customer engagement and organisation skills and have experience in developing and implementing systems and procedures to drive business outcomes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Payroll service delivery, performance, service improvement, professional standards, budgets and people management.
  • The management of all payroll activity associated with payroll processing, statutory reporting, financial reconciliation and statutory returns Including pensions
  • Leadership and management of service development and improvement projects
  • Development and implementation of pay and reward initiatives

Key skills and experience required will include:

  • Excellent technical payroll knowledge
  • Strong people and project management skills and a proven track record in the delivery of key strategic outcomes
  • Experience in effective management of teams, and the delivery of high quality professional services
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to promote understanding to a variety of audiences using a variety of communication channels and media

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of our HR Senior Management Team.  To find out more please contact Kirsty Surtees – Head of HR business services at [email protected] or call 0114 4742444

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

Technical Delivery Consultant


Division:           Moorepay Ltd – SMB Division of Zellis UK Limited

Location:          Sheffield

Reports To:      Technical Delivery Manager



To raise quotes direct to clients for bespoke work raised via the change request procedure

To assess the change request requirements and design solutions that match those requirements

To create the agreed bespoke solution within agreed timescales

To advise clients with regards to the change requested on best use of the system

To advise internal teams with regards to the change requested including best use of the system

Work alongside Implementation to design and create bespoke elements

To support the Sales team in delivering bespoke solutions


Key Accountabilities:

Change Control

  • Assess client’s requirements and identify solutions
  • Provide quotes direct to clients
  • Schedule work based on priority, impact on customer, revenue to Moorepay
  • Ensure revenue is logged and client billed once completed
  • Update any required processing instruction as required
  • Raise Feature requests with Development if bespoke software is required
  • Document new procedures
  • Handover complex changes to internal team and / or client as appropriate in a none technical manner



  • Advise, support and test interfaces in and outbound
  • Analysis and provide advice on the best technology options such as API and HR to Pay or Mapper
  • Provide on-site and potentially off-site consultancy with clients


Pre-Sales Support

  • Assist the Sales Team by assessing prospect’s requirements
  • Providing solutions or workarounds if necessary, for any requirements not in scope of the standard Implementation build.
  • Provide Quotes to Sales Team for any bespoke work
  • Attend Pre-Sales calls with prospects


New Business Onboarding

  • Create bespoke build requirements in association with the Implementation Team
  • Schedule and prioritise work to support new business going live on schedule


Continuous Improvement

  • Develop and maintain good internal and external relationships
  • Considers and discuss new ideas which add value to the customer
  • To support Tech Delivery’s Kochi team so they can complete work accurately and on time
  • Learning about new product developments and technology and spend time keeping up to date with payroll and HR legislation and industry developments



  • Provide UAT for new releases of Moorepayhr as part of the Early Adoption Programme
  • Provide UAT of bespoke software and where agreed QA also


Related Experience / Qualifications / Credentials:

  • Payroll experience with formal payroll qualification an advantage and / or HR experience with formal qualification an advantage
  • Change Management
  • Report writing skills – Moorepayhr and IBM Query knowledge an advantage
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Work to deadlines with appropriate prioritisation
  • Can make decisions without guidance
  • Flexible approach to working and problem solving
  • Support other teams including Payroll Operations, Tech Support, Projects and Helpdesk dependent on the resource requirements of the larger team
  • Customer Care and / or training
  • Business Awareness including revenue opportunitie
  • A working knowledge of the Outsourcing business / SaaS an advantage
  • PC Literacy – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, One Drive
  • Good technical knowledge of HR and payroll systems
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbally
  • Can build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • A drive to learn and develop including self-development
  • Embrace change as new technology is introduced

Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) supports the development of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) locally. We are looking to recruit a:


Payroll Manager


To deliver a high quality Payroll Bureau Service, supporting and strengthening financial management and practice in voluntary and community organisations. To see what we do see


Salary:  £30,614 (pro rata) plus 6% employer contributory pension scheme

Hours:  28 hours (FTE 35)


Leave: 36 days leave inclusive of public and concessionary holidays, pro rata for part-time staff.


VAS is committed to equal opportunities policies and practices and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Contact [email protected] to request an application pack.