Job Title: Payroll Advisory Officer
Department: Education
Reports to: Payroll Advisory Team Leader
Date: March 2021

The role
The purpose of this role is to promote excellence in the payroll and pensions profession, by not only being an enabler of legislation but to be part of team that plays a key role with government departments. This role has a front-line advisory service requirement, advising members on technical issues of payroll, pensions, or reward in addition to proofing the technical material primarily used for training and qualification courses.

As part of the advisory team this role will work closely with Policy and Research Officers, in addition to the Policy & Research Technical Lead.

Person Specification
We are looking for a person who can demonstrate team working, with a positive attitude. All eligible candidates must satisfy both the technical and non-technical criteria defined below and will be able to demonstrate these skills from their time working in a payroll, pensions, or reward role. An excellent telephone manner is required as is excellent writing skills.

Specific responsibilities
Duties will often be shared between the payroll advisory officers as resource and or expertise permits. However, this role will be responsible for providing assistance to the subject matter experts by proofing all technical material. Other duties that will be shared include:

  1. Operating and maintaining the CIPP’s technical advisory service.
  2. Provide assistance to the technical author by proofing all technical material
  3. Working with the Lead Technical and Research Specialist to respond, on behalf of the CIPP, to member’s issues. Preparing articles and Q&As based on these responses for inclusion in the Institute’s member magazine.
  4. Undertaking research and or supporting research as requested on current operational issues within the payroll and pensions profession.
  5. Supporting the Policy & Research Officers with statistical evidence obtained from the technical helpline.
  6. Provide information as necessary to the Policy & Research Officer for inclusion on the CIPP website, in News On Line and the Institute’s magazine.
  7. Contribute to programme content for member and national forums, using statistical evidence.
  8. Prepare and distribute reports pertaining to partner organisations, detailing queries received and the main topics, working in.
  9. Prepare a statistical report, to include recommendations to support the Policy Operations manager report.
  10. Facilitate, monitor and report on the CIPP’s online forums including Specialist Interest Groups, alerting the Policy & Research Officers and or Policy & Research Technical Lead of specific issues where appropriate.
  11. Attend ad-hoc consultation and or Specialist Interest Group meetings where required.

Potential candidates for this post will need to demonstrate:
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a payroll and or pensions environment.
• Broad payroll knowledge across the areas covered in appendix 1. It is understood that the post holder will not always inherently possess this knowledge. A steep and continuous learning curve is part and parcel of this role due to the changing nature of the subject matter.
• Confidence in their ability to work with members.
• An enquiring mind and the self-motivation to seek out answers are vital.
• Enjoyment of detail involved in payroll and pensions administration, with particular reference to proof reading.
• Resilience.
• Sense of humour.
• Initiative.
• Flexibility.
• Top quality oral and written communication skills and an understanding of when and how to communicate.
• Attention to detail. This role requires extensive reading and absorption of information which can then be relayed authoritatively in both written and oral communication.
• Good levels of IT literacy.

Terms and Conditions:
Salary TBC (depending on experience)
Working week 37 hours
Annual leave 25 days annual leave per annum (pro-rated)
Pension: Group Personal Pension Scheme available

The role will be preferably office based at the CIPP’s headquarters; Goldfinger House, Solihull, although remote working will be considered.

Recruitment Process:
Those who wish to be considered should submit a CV, along with a covering
letter explaining why they are interested in the post and what they will bring to it
and email to by Monday 15 March 2021.

The CIPP is an equal opportunity employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best available person for a job regardless of marital / civil partnership status, sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, belief, race, nationality and ethnic or national origin, colour, sexual orientation or disability.

Payroll Administrator – Solihull


We are looking for an experienced Payroll Administrator to join our busy payroll team.  This is a full time permanent position. Hours of work: 37 hours a week (scope for flexible hours); Holidays 23 days per annum plus statutory bank holidays; Salary – commensurate with experience.




  • Preparation and administration of weekly and monthly payrolls
  • Distribution of online payslips and documents
  • Administration of PAYE, National Insurance deductions based on individual personal allowances
  • Mandatory deductions of Student Loans, SSP, SMP, SAP, SPP, Court Orders and other legislative responsibilities.
  • Completion of HMRC statutory forms such as P45s, SSP1 and SMP1
  • Electronically retrieve and apply tax coding and student loan deduction notices
  • Summaries and analyses of staff costs
  • Administration of pension schemes and pension auto enrolment , incentive schemes, bonuses, and ex-gratia and termination payments
  • Administration of Childcare Vouchers Scheme including the production of vouchers
  • Creating banking files and Sage salary payments
  • Liaise with HM Revenue & Customs regarding all PAYE responsibilities ensuring compliance with current payroll legislation
  • Submission of Annual reporting and tasks including final Full Payment Summary (FPS), production of employees P60 forms, Earlier Year Update (EYU)
  • Employer Payment Summary (EPS) to reclaim statutory payment and Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) suffered, pay Apprenticeship Levy and claim Employers Allowance
  • Pension Deductions, employee pension correspondence and maintenance of pension portal
  • Telephone support for queries and instant corrections or changes
  • Ensuring that all RTI submissions are sent in accordance with HMRC regulations
  • Understanding of and experience in implementing new Covid-19 payroll legislation i.e. furlough claims, Coronavirus SSP calculations and payments.


Skills required


  • Good organisational skills
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise work and monitor and manage deadlines
  • Experience with Sage payroll or similar payroll software
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Previous payroll experience required: min 2 years


If you would like to apply for the position, please email your CV to us at



We are looking for a confident and experienced PAYROLL MANAGER, ideally CIPP qualified or part qualified, for our fast paced payroll department.


The successful candidate will have

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong maths and numeracy skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Either bureau or accountancy practice payroll experience.
  • Experience in dealing with a mix of weekly, monthly and quarterly payrolls
  • A good software and technical payroll knowledge
  • Experience in managing a small team


The Job will involve

  • Overseeing of the day to day general payroll administration for a variety of client payrolls
  • Responsible for reviewing and ensuring all payrolls are completed accurately and on time
  • Managing and processing payrolls end to end Using Sage 50 cloud
  • Ensuring processes and systems in place consistently meet requirements and to be involved in recommending improvements to streamline and continually improve these
  • Managing the team to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department
  • Providing support, assistance and training for the team
  • Carrying out team appraisals
  • Liaising directly with Directors and Managers on client payrolls
  • Liaising with clients to resolve payroll queries
  • Ensuring compliance with pension auto-enrolment schemes
  • Reporting RTI to HMRC ensuring deadlines are adhered too
  • Processing tax year end
  • Calculating necessary deductions including PAYE, student loans, salary sacrifices, pensions and Attachment of Earnings orders


Knowledge required

  • A thorough understanding of PAYE and on-going legislative changes
  • Knowledge of holiday entitlement, national minimum wage, National Insurance categories, Apprenticeship categories and rates
  • Calculating Statutory payments such as SSP, SMP, SPP and SHPP
  • Experience of Job Retention Scheme and Coronavirus SSP calculations and claims
  • Experience of CIS Construction Industry Returns
  • Auto-enrolment pension legislation and maintenance of various pension portals


In return we can offer

  • Competitive salary and holidays
  • Fantastic working environment
  • Free parking
  • Flexible working
  • Subsidised canteen meals
  • Subsidised fitness studio membership


Please apply with your CV to

SO2 (£30,451 – £32,234):

We are a group of schools with a strong and powerful relationship with The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Birmingham, West Midlands

Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week
Closing Date: 23:59 on Monday 27th July
Location: Birmingham (or anywhere if candidate can travel to Birmingham a couple times a week)
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000

We’re looking for a Payroll Specialist to play a pivotal role in continuing the exceptional progress we have made in aligning our core HR systems and providing a self-service offering to our colleagues.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and supportive workplace and is best suited for someone as passionate as us about transforming the lives of young people.

Due to Covid-19, this is initially an agile role so you can be based anywhere in the UK. Once we start to re-open our offices for staff, you must be able to travel to our Birmingham office at least once a week.

What you will do:

  • Progress our pension provision
  • Review and align all payroll processes and inform on best practices
  • Be involved in supplier engagement
  • Help build on the capability within the team in line with our People Agenda
  • Work closely with our payroll team to provide leadership and coaching to develop succession planning within the team

What we need from you:

  • Experience of payroll systems, ideally SAP SuccessFactors
  • Experience of coaching, mentoring and developing others
  • Be able to run a payroll end-to-end
  • An in-depth knowledge of pension scheme rules and administration of schemes, including salary sacrifice
  • Experience of end to end project management
  • To be able to commute to our Birmingham office when required (travel is paid for)

For more information or to apply, please go to our website.


Why we need a Senior Payroll Specialist:

This year we aim to support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome.


We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years.  Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper.


We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.  We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.


Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)

The Prince’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.


We are committed to equality and believe in building a diverse organisation that is representative of and responsive to the needs of our young people and stakeholders.



We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We’ll be in touch directly if we need you!

Req ID: 402

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Payroll Manager to join our client’s friendly Head Office team in Solihull.

You will be responsible for the accurate, timely and efficient processing of payroll data and play a key role in implementing process improvements to benefit the department and the wider business.

Duties include:

  • Responsibility for processing multiple monthly payrolls for 2000 employees. To include starter, leaver, amendments, absence, overtime, statutory payments and pensions
  • Dealing with discrepancies and queries relating to payroll
  • Supporting the monthly financial accounting requirements of the business, to include report generation, producing weekly/monthly payroll journals, reconciliations, etc
  • Responsibility for the running of the Company Pension Schemes – experience with NEST is essential.
  • Raising monthly and ad-hoc payroll related payments/Managing fuel cards, car insurance and related tasks
  • Processing of company cars/P11D’s and dealing with associated queries
  • Completion of all company and year-end payroll processes
  • Support any Payroll/HR projects as required
  • Updating of payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers.
  • Preparation of reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non-taxable wages.
  • Responsibility for gender pay gap reporting

Ideal candidate:

  • Experienced in Sage Payroll 50 with extensive knowledge of pensions schemes and auto-enrolment
  • Excellent attention to detail and great communication skills
  • Able to work alone and sometimes under pressure.
  • Be able to confidently meet monthly payroll targets
  • Comfortable working closely with the Senior Management Team

Other details:

  • Fulltime Permanent Contract (Mon to Fri) 9 am to 5.30 pm
  • 28 Days Holiday (Inclusive of statutory holidays)
  • Free parking
  • Progression opportunity with a growing business


Title: Payroll Administrator
Location: Stoke on Trent
Salary: £22-25,000
Contract: Permanent

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

As a Payroll Administrator you will have at least 2 years 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.

If you have experience of using SAGE, this will be highly beneficial.

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.

HR Advisor – Pay and Reward

Cabinet Office

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 28th June 2020


Birmingham is our preferred location. (GPA is committed to an agile and smarter working approach based on outcomes, which means the successful candidate would only need to attend the office when business needs require a physical presence.)

About the job


The Government Property Agency (GPA) was launched as an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office in 2018. The GPA represents a step change in the way that Government property estate and assets are managed efficiently, by providing innovative and flexible solutions across the Government estate. Our core service is to support departments in business change and workforce transformation. The GPA is the place to be for UK’s leading professionals in estates, commercial, project management and beyond.

The Human Resources (HR) team within GPA is a small, dedicated and friendly team of professionals from a range of complementary backgrounds both in and outside of the Civil Service. We lead, support and develop approximately 200 GPA staff, who are based around the UK, and we drive the people aspects of our business transformation programme. It is an exciting time to join our team.

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our team who is keen to play an important part in leading and developing some key strands of HR within GPA. The post holder will be able to be strategic, creative and have a significant impact across the agency.

You will be experienced in finding solutions to challenges, whilst working within policy parameters, and will be a self-starter, able to work from your own initiative. You will be able to look at systems and processes, spot potential levers for change and take effective action to realise that change. You will work collaboratively across teams, spotting opportunities for improvements and supporting colleagues to adopt leading edge approaches to pay and reward to support the people agenda.

You will be effective at communicating with impact and have an
ability to influence, and consult with, key stakeholders. You will have strategic awareness of internal and external reward trends and good project management skills to manage multi-strand projects. You will have strong analytical and numerical skills to complete data analysis.

As well as being comfortable with numbers, and aware of legal and
regulatory requirements, you will need to be able to communicate and educate employees and line managers about the reward strategy. You will work with colleagues in other departments to create a coherent employee value proposition approach.

We are seeking someone who is comfortable working in fast-moving environments and can show flexibility in adapting to priorities as they arise, whilst maintaining focus on core deliverables. You will be confident using data and research evidence to drive effective decision-making and practice.

Finally, you will have a strong delivery focus, underpinned by solid organisational skills and you will be able confidently to apply them to drive forward our people agenda.


Key responsibilities are to lead and deliver GPA’s approach to pay and reward. You will ensure GPA has the basics right and you will take the agency forward in its approaches ensuring we create and sustain a high performance culture. The post holder will work to the Head of HR Delivery who sits under the Head of People Team/HR.

You will be responsible for:

– Producing GPA pay remit
– Managing GPA performance management system
– Leading on Trade Unions engagement
– Increasing and publicising employee benefits, e.g. childcare scheme, cycle to work scheme, etc
– Managing In Year Bonus system
– Working with SSCL on complex pay queries
– Linking to MyCSP, our pensions provider

To achieve this, key activities and deliverables will include:

– Plan and deliver the cyclical pay activities, including the annual pay award, pay remit, and in year bonus
– Deliver key interventions as part of the GPA Reward Strategy
– Manage grading changes for the agency through the JEGS (job evaluation) process
– Carry the Employee Value Proposition through all HR activities
– Manage the activity and engagement required for the performance management process
– Manage our engagement with our recognised Trade Unions
– Play a role in the cross-government reward network
– Draft papers to the Executive Team and provide bespoke reporting on demand
– Support the work of the wider HR team as required



– 25 days annual leave on entry, increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 5 years’ service. This is in addition to 8 public holidays. This will be complemented by one further day paid privilege entitlement to mark the Queen’s Birthday.

– A competitive contributory pension where we pay significant contributions to the cost of your pension. There are additional benefits to the Civil Service Scheme. https://www. the-benefits-of-your-civil-service-pension

– Generous paid maternity and paternity leave which is substantially more than the statutory minimum offered by many other employers.

– Childcare benefits: Access to the Tax Free Childcare Scheme. The government has introduced the Tax- Free Childcare (TFC) scheme. Working parents can open an online childcare account and for every £8 they pay in, the government adds £2, up to a maximum of £2000 a year for each child or £4000 for a disabled child. Parents then use the funds to pay for registered childcare. Existing employees may be able to continue to claim childcare vouchers, so please check how the policy would work for you here;

– Interest-free loans allowing you to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket or a new bicycle;

– The opportunity to use onsite facilities including fitness centres and staff canteens (where applicable).

– Cycle to Work scheme.

– Access to bespoke Civil Service discounts and benefits via mylifestyle.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

Selection process details

Applications close: 23:55pm Sunday 28th June

We anticipate interviews being held weeks commencing 13th July

Interviews will be online via video conferencing and we will send you the details you need.

Vacancy managers may sift on one lead behaviour at the application stage. We regret that feedback is only available, at the discretion of the vacancy manager, following the interview stage.

Candidates who are deemed appointable at the interview stage will be held on a reserve list for 12 months.

Our assessment is based on the Civil Service Success Profiles framework, and we start by gathering evidence that candidates have the experience, behaviours, technical competence and skills required for the role.

For shortlisting, you will be assessed on the following:

Experience (Essential and Desirable):

– Experience in working within an HR team/function (Essential)

– Experience working with reward and pay (Desirable)

Behaviours (Essential):

– Communicating and Influencing (lead behaviour)

Technical (Essential):

– Full or part-qualified associate member (Level 5) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or willing to work towards this, or an equivalent professional qualification which might include a Level 5 HR apprenticeship.

Skills (Desirable):

– Strong analytical and numerical skills – numerically confident and able effectively and accurately to analyse and interpret data to create and present evidence based insight.

– Digital proficiency – effectively using digital technology to deliver services and value for money.

– Evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions and providing recommendations.

– Building and managing relationships and partnerships – consulting and collaborating with key stakeholders.

At interview, you will additionally be assessed on:


– Changing and Improving
– Working Together
– Delivering at Pace

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.

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University of Warwick – Human Resources<br />Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum

Senior HR System Specialist – SuccessFactors (102073-020)

University of Warwick – Human Resources

Permanent position, 36.5 hours per week.

We are seeking a Senior HR Systems Specialist to join our HR Department, primarily to manage and deliver a high-quality support and maintenance service for our new HR system, SuccessFactors, and its constituent modules.

It’s an exciting and challenging time to join us during our implementation of SuccessFactors and its constituent modules across the University. You will play an important part in the ongoing development of our new support module for HR systems, shaping your team’s vital contribution to the effective outcome of a significant University-wide change programme.

Drawing on your extensive experience in application support for HR systems, you will provide high-level technical expertise in relation to SuccessFactors and enable your two direct reports to work with you effectively to carry out routine maintenance, make configuration changes, resolve complex issues, carry out comprehensive system testing for upgrades and changes, maintain data integrity and run reports. You will personally carry out the most complex configuration changes, data imports and mass change processes.

Your specialist knowledge of HR business processes and advanced communication skills will enable you to gain an in-depth understanding of emerging user requirements and to develop innovative solutions, which you are able to translate into effective methods of user support, including system documentation and training. At a demanding time within the HR Systems team, your ability to manage competing and emerging priorities under pressure will enable you to hit the ground running.

Interview Date: Week commencing 29 June 2020.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

FTE £24,799 – £25,801 (depending on experience), pro rata for part-time hours of 16 – 20 p.w.:

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Coventry, West Midlands