Head of Payroll and Pensions

Job Reference: 453-A-20-2572860

Employer: Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Payroll and Pensions
Location: New Mill, Bradford
Salary: £53,168 – £62,001 per annum

We are committed to providing high quality care for the people of Bradford, Airedale and Craven. Are You?

As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we provide a high-quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by the following core values: –

We Care – We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen – We understand people’s views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver – We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Head of Payroll and Pension Services who will be part of the senior leadership team, responsible for 23 staff, within the Trust’s Human Resources and Organisational Development Directorate.

You will be responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive and high-quality Payroll/Pension Service to all partner organisations ( 13,300 staff, including weekly and monthly payslips) within the Bradford Payroll Consortium (Bradford District Care Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust & Bradford District & Craven Clinical Commissioning Groups). This will include ensuring that the service provided meets agreed quality standards through a customer-focussed approach.

Working within the HR/OD directorate you will lead and manage the Payroll/ Pension Teams and associated activities and responsibilities and provide leadership to the Teams to create a culture of a customer-focussed service.

The Trust has a strong culture of continuous improvement and as such you will be responsible for leading all the service improvement / quality programmes for the team and support wider directorate initiatives around quality improvement.

You will be an experienced manager and leader with a commitment and track record in delivering and developing high quality payroll and pension services. You will also have an in-depth specialist knowledge of payroll, pensions, and financial procedures, including expert knowledge of computerised payroll, pension and expenses systems as well as legislative and statutory regulations

Working Flexibly – At BDCT we have a strong culture of flexible working and encourage all employees to have a healthy work/life balance. We offer a wide range of potential working patterns which includes working from home as and when required.

We manage candidates’ applications through the trac.jobs recruitment system. This means that all of the information provided in your application form will be securely transferred from NHS Jobs following submission, and it will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided.

Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

The Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated Payroll Manager. The role is to primarily manage an efficient, effective and reliable payroll service within the Trust’s HR team under the direction of the HR Director. To be responsible for the delivery of payroll and pay services to teachers and support staff. Manage the end to end process, tax queries and all other associated payroll functions.


The Consortium Academy Trust (TCAT), based in East Riding of Yorkshire, was formed in September 2017 by the coming together of Cottingham Academy Trust, The Hessle Community Academy Trust and Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College to form a new Multi Academy Trust. Although the Trust is relatively new, growth has been rapid and the Trust now comprises six secondary and three primary schools as well as two associate members.

If you would like the opportunity to join an exciting Trust where every person matters, we look forward to receiving your application. All appointments will be subject to appropriate Safeguarding procedures.


Closing date 9am on 3rd August 2020 (Please note – we reserve the right to close this post early).


For more information on the role, please download our information pack: Payroll Manager Information Pack


To apply, fill out this Application Form and submit it to the following email address: vacancies@consortiumtrust.co.uk

If you wish to discuss the post further please contact Jane Simpson, Director of Human Resources jane.simpson@consortiumtrust.co.uk