Payroll & Pensions Manager
£50,835 – £53,766
Ref: 2757

Getting payroll and pensions right. Modernising for the future. Join our dedicated team, and you’ll be tackling different challenges every day as a Payroll & Pensions Manager. Leading a large and busy Pensions & Payroll Service, you’ll enjoy a blend of strategic thinking and day-to-day management that will build and stretch your skills. Take on a varied role – and support a team that’s working hard for Gloucestershire.

An organised leader, you’ll make sure Payroll and Pensions services are streamlined and efficient. It means managing budgets, observing deadlines and ensuring every aspect of the service is legally compliant. It also means inspiring your team to give their best by leading by example. Used to coaching and supporting, you’ll foster great performance and look for ways to grow the service.

At the same time, you’ll help to develop wider Business Service Centre (BSC), as part of the BSC senior leadership team. With all kinds of projects in the pipeline, there’s plenty to explore. For example, as we update technology and move to automated processes, there’ll be new SAP cloud solutions to plan and deliver. With every change, you’ll help BSC to do more for our team.

We’re excited about the future and we want our people to be, too. That’s why we’re looking for an experienced Payroll or Pensions Manager who can help us drive change. You’ll need a relevant qualification (e.g. CIPFA, CIPD, IPP, BCS or equivalent), in-depth knowledge of Payroll and Pensions, and the ability to manage projects, people, budgets and relationships. And crucially, you’ll need the motivation to make your function the very best it can be.

Our aim is to make our team’s lives easier so they can focus on what they do best – whether that’s helping children and adults at risk or keeping our streets free of crime. You can play a key part as Payroll & Pensions Manager. To find out more and apply, please visit

Closing date: 4 February 2022

HR Officer (Pensions)
Salary: Grade 6 – £31,346 to £33,782 
Full Time, Permanent Position
Exeter, EX3 0NW 

Closing date for applications is 23:59hrs on Sunday, 21 November 2021

It’s an exciting time to join DSFRS, the largest non-metropolitan fire and rescue service in the UK. Fire and Rescue Services are changing and we are no exception.  Our role goes far beyond fighting fires and we are continually looking for ways to build on our effectiveness and efficiency to improve Public and Staff safety. The Service employs almost 2,000 people and has the highest number of fire stations and fire engines outside London.

Working for us is very rewarding. Whilst we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, excellent training and opportunities to develop and progress your career, many of our employees say that the biggest benefit of their role is the job itself – playing your own part in an organisation that saves lives.

We are now looking for an HR Officer to join the People and Organisation Development team. In this role you will provide comprehensive advice and guidance on pension scheme regulations to managers and employees.

You will be the primary point of contact for HR policies and processes in relation to pensions administration.

You will also support the Local Pension Board to ensure compliance with pension regulations and legislative changes.

Qualifications and Experience:

• At least 5 years of previous experience working in a pensions related role (preferably within the public sector), including substantial experience of providing advice and guidance on pensions including complex issues.
•    A CIPP Certificate in Pensions Administration (or similar equivalent) would be advantageous but not essential.
•    You must also have proven experience working with large volumes of financial data and undertaking complex financial calculations.
•    You will have exceptional IT, communication and organisation skills
•    It is essential that you have flexible approach, with the ability to work effectively as a member of a busy team, including effective supervision of colleagues.

Benefits of working for DSFRS:
At DSFRS our values are: we are proud to help, we are honest, we are respectful, and we are working together.
We offer our staff:
•    Competitive Salary and Generous holiday entitlement.
•    Flexible working and excellent career, training and development opportunities.
•    Government Pension Scheme.
•    Health and Wellbeing provision including eye care, onsite gym facilities, counselling, physiotherapy.
•    Access to the Blue Light Card Scheme (retail discounts for Emergency Services colleagues).
•    Free Parking.

How to apply for the HR Officer Role: 
If you have the skills and experience required for this role, please click on the “apply” button below to be directed to our short application form. You will also be asked to submit a CV and covering letter as part of our application process.

Our values
•    We are Proud to Help
•    We are Honest
•    We are Respectful
•    We are Working Together

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service recognise and celebrate the vast diversity of the local communities that we serve and aspire for this to be reflected within our workforce. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs, who share our values to join our team.

Payroll & Finance Officer

Location: Dartington

Permanent, 37.5 hrs per week (Monday-Friday)

Salary: £24477.26-£26808.46 per annum


Are you an experienced payroll & finance professional looking for a new exiting role? Want to join a pioneering charity that makes a real difference to the lives of young people and adults with learning disabilities?


If so, we’d love to hear from you.


With 20 years of success, Lifeworks provides a wide range of programmes and services to support children and young adults with learning disabilities. Based on the beautiful Dartington Hall Estate, near Totnes you will support the Finance Manager in completing an accurate monthly payroll, provide payroll guidance to managers and employees as well as supporting with all financial administration.


You will need to possess excellent organisational skills, be a positive, friendly and approachable with a keen eye for detail. You will be able to demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude when working autonomously or as part of a team.


To join us as the Payroll & Finance Officer you’ll will have:

·        A minimum of GCSE level A*-C in Maths & English

·        Recent applied experience of running a computerised payroll system (ideally Sage Payroll).

·        Experience with all aspects of financial administrative work i.e. expense claims, account purchase ledgers, payment of supplier invoices and well as maintaining accurate records and filing.


We are a well-established charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits including 28 days’ annual leave, a company pension scheme, staff discount scheme, ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. Lifeworks are also accredited Disability Confident Employers.


As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.









We are looking for a customer focused People Assistant to join our Payroll team in the HR Department. This is a great role to develop and learn an understanding of Payroll and all aspects of the team. We have varying demands in our People Service Centre meaning you may assist other areas to include general administration for all employee lifecycle activities including new starters, leavers, transfers and other contractual changes.

This is a fixed term contract due to end when the previous employee returns from maternity leave. At this point we cannot confirm exactly how long this contract will last, but it is unlikely to be more than 12 months

What it’s like to work here

We’re bigger than you think, we’re more complicated than we appear and we’re larger scale than you’d imagine. We’ve got passionate people in all our teams, and we’ve got so much more we want to achieve. We’re for ever, for everyone and we really mean that. We don’t want to stop at 5.5 million members and we want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy access to our places, so we need to reach new audiences in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them without losing the hearts and minds of those that are already with us.

Our central head office Heelis, is situated in Swindon, Wiltshire. We’re well placed, with ample parking nearby, a shopping outlet with plenty of options for places to eat, and the town centre only a 10 minute walk away. Alternatively you can enjoy our open plan atrium space for lunch times, with our internal cafe available every day.

What you’ll be doing

This role sits in our People Services Centre in Heelis, Swindon. Under the leadership of the Payroll Manager, you’ll ensure that the incoming payroll queries are effectively monitored and managed, resolving queries or triaging them within the team. You’ll ensure that you make changes to employee records as requested by employees, including court orders, pensions changes, leaver details and any other payroll changes.

You’ll extract data from the payroll system in response to queries across payroll and the wider People Service Centre. You’ll prepare standard template letters for overpayment recoveries and other activities as directed by your manager. You’ll update employee records in our HR system using our Standard Operating Procedures and checklists.

It about you developing your own capability to build confidence around our People Systems and Payroll. Over time you’ll be able to cover all payroll processes and strive to be efficient and ensure cost effectiveness in all the work you do. You’ll work alongside a strong payroll team and be an excellent team player, sharing knowledge and information, helping to create a great place to work.

To deliver this role successfully you’ll have/be;

  • Ability to demonstrate some solid administrative and organisation skills
  • Understanding of the principles of excellent customer service
  • A keen interest in HR/Payroll and developing a career in the profession
  • Well organised with high attention to detail
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Competent IT skills with an ability to input data accurately and quickly
  • A professional, flexible and proactive approach

Payroll Department, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

An opportunity has arisen in the Payroll Department for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our team as a Payroll Apprentice.

You will be expected to develop the skills to assist staff and managers with queries and contribute to the delivery of an efficient, effective and customer-focused service.

You will be required to work both independently and as part of a team.

This is a fulltime post of 37.5 hours a week. A proportion of this time will be spent undertaking an apprenticeship course.

The apprenticeship is expected to last for 2 years during which time you will be provided with the training and support needed to progress to a Band 4 Payroll Officer.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and organised payroll / pension officer who has excellent numeric and analytical skills and a high attention to detail and thrives on achieving results.

You must have 5 GCSE (or equivalent) passes including Maths and English, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and basic knowledge of employment best practice/legislation, ideally together with experience of working in Payroll/Finance area. Support will be provided to staff in developing their payroll/pensions knowledge via a formal payroll qualification. As well as administration experience and the ability to communicate sensitive information in a way that builds on the successful relationships with our customers.

In return you will joining a forward looking payroll team where you will gain a range of Payroll experience, working within a busy and interesting team, driving forward innovative, quality and customer services.


Main duties of the job

As a member of the Payroll Team based at Salisbury District Hospital you will be using The ESR Payroll system and Pension On-Line, you will be responsible for providing administrative support including processing payroll, dealing with customer queries about issues such as pay, employment terms and conditions, pensions and expenses as well as maintaining ESR records and other department systems to ensure data quality.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities


About us

We are a well-established acute Trust with a track record of high performance and provide a broad range of services for the populations served by Wiltshire, Dorset and West Hampshire CCGS, alongside highly regarded specialist services with excellent clinical networks both locally and nationally. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4,000 staff. We offer excellent staff benefits including an onsite day nursery and holiday play scheme, an onsite staff club with 2 indoor heated swimming pools and a fully equipped gym. Situated in the south of Wiltshire, Salisbury is surrounded by beautiful countryside including Salisbury Plain and the New forest.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, Salisbury also has one of the 31 UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK in the form of Stonehenge and in addition boasts a number of museums and famous landmarks which are well worth a visit.

Title: Payroll Manager

Salary: £40,000 p/a

Location: Shaftsbury, Dorset


A leading organisation based in Dorset has an urgent requirement for a Payroll Manager to lead the payroll function and solely process payroll for the workforce.


This role is currently remote however will be split between home and office when restrictions are lifted.


The Payroll Manager will have full ownership of the payroll and play a key role within the business to ensure the monthly payroll is processed on time and accurately. You will be required to improve processes and be able to maximise the payroll systems capabilities.


Other responsibilities include:

  • Processing manual journals to accounts for payroll adjustments
  • Ensuring the payroll systems are configured efficiently
  • Managing projects and external relationships
  • Ensuring benefits are administered
  • Contributing to company projects


To be considered for this Payroll Manager position applicants must have experience of running an inhouse payroll from start to finish, have Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills and have excellent communication skills.



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Location: Swindon or surrounding areas.

Salary: £25,000

If you would like to apply please forward your CV to [email protected]


Who are we?

We are Juniper Education, the leading provider of world-class pupil tracking software, training and professional services to more than 10,000 primary and secondary schools. We aim to enhance the effectiveness of schools and outcomes for learners.

Our award-winning services are proven to help with everything from pupil performance tracking to school finance budgeting, payroll, teacher training, education HR issues and school visits planning.


What’s the job?

We are looking for a Payroll Assistant to provide an efficient payroll bureau and pension administration service for a client-base of schools, ensuring staff are paid accurately and on a timely basis, schools receive monthly reporting and all monthly/year-end returns completed in accordance with HMRC and Pension schemes guidance.


Who are you?

You will have a strong understand of PAYE, NIC and Statutory Payments. You will be able to process payroll documentation from client schools to ensure accurate payroll records are established and maintained. You will undertake the role of client account manager and be the first point of contact for School Bursars and Business Managers.


Other key responsibilities include:

  • To assist in preparing the monthly data file of payment transactions in readiness for transmitting to BACS.
  • To assist in producing monthly pre-payroll reports, monthly payroll reports, YTD payroll reports and monthly payslips and ensure all are delivered safely and securely to the clients.
  • To liaise with external agencies and organisations e.g. Teacher Pensions, HMRC, Local Government Pension provider, Childcare Voucher Scheme providers etc.
  • To assist in updating and maintaining the Payroll Bureau software ensuring that all enhancements are updated on a timely basis.
  • To assist in ensuring that all Monthly RTI Submissions and Year-End returns are completed for client schools in accordance with HMRC timescales and guidelines.
  • To identify and attend suitable training and development opportunities to maintain an up to date working knowledge of payroll and pension administration, systems and procedures.
  • Auto enrolment, re-enrolment and pension opt in / out processing
  • To run the MDC extract, upload, investigate and resolve any queries.
  • Complete LG returns, for starters/leavers/changes/estimates/retirements on a monthly basis, i-connect returns.
  • Produce the End of Year LG Pension Report each year to deadline.
  • Reconcile the monthly TP information for each school in readiness for End of Year Certificates and ensure any discrepancies are resolved in-year.


Experience and Skills?

  • Minimum of 2 years payroll experience with a strong understanding of PAYE, NIC and Statutory Payments
  • Start to end experience of payroll journey
  • Customer focused
  • Team player
  • CIPP qualification desirable
  • Education payroll experience desirable
  • Excellent Excel experience

Location: Swindon or surrounding areas.

Salary: £25,000

If you would like to apply please forward your CV to [email protected]


Who are we?

We are Juniper Education, the leading provider of world-class pupil tracking software, training and professional services to more than 10,000 primary and secondary schools. We aim to enhance the effectiveness of schools and outcomes for learners.

Our award-winning services are proven to help with everything from pupil performance tracking to school finance budgeting, payroll, teacher training, education HR issues and school visits planning.


What’s the job?

We are looking for a Pensions Administrator to provide efficient Teacher (TP) & Local Government, (LG) pension, NEST and other pension scheme administration to support the payroll bureau service for a client-base of schools ensuring that all returns, reconciliations and queries are completed and resolved in a timely and accurate basis, in accordance with Pension Scheme guidance.


Who are you?

You will have a strong understand of Pensions including auto and re-enrolment. You will be able to identify and attend suitable training and development opportunities to maintain an up to date working knowledge of payroll and pensions systems and procedures. You will be able to investigate and resolve pension queries on a timely basis and be able to complete LG returns for starters, leavers, changes and retirements on a monthly basis.


Other key responsibilities include:

  • Auto enrolment, re-enrolment and pension opt in / out processing
  • To run the MDC extract, upload, investigate and resolve any queries.
  • During the prepay calculation stage run and check the Pension Report and Calculation Logs.
  • Reconcile and upload all TP monthly calculations for each client.
  • Produce the End of Year LG Pension Report each year to deadline.
  • Resolve all TP EOYC queries from Accountants/Academies/LA during May – September.


Experience and Skills?

  • Minimum of 2 years pensions experience with a strong understanding of pensions including auto and re-enrolment
  • Start to end experience of payroll journey
  • Customer focused
  • Team player
  • Pension qualification desirable
  • Education pensions experience desirable
  • Excellent Excel knowledge

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.


Substantive Contract

Band 4

Start Date – January 2021

Due to recent promotions, an exciting substantive position has become available within our client payroll team providing payroll functions to Devon Partnership Trust. You will be part of a small team providing both weekly and monthly pay services. Previous ESR knowledge and Payroll experience is essential, however the right candidate will be trained in the use of Electronic Staff Record (ESR) functions, HMRC regulations, NHS Terms and Conditions of Service, and NHS Pensions legislation.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and ‘At Risk’ status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***