Payroll and Benefits Manager

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Contract Duration

18 months


£35,855 per annum (plus £4,203 London weighting allowance)

Job Description

Do you want to help boost the public’s confidence in the police complaints system?

Your role

Managing a team of two co-ordinators you will lead the day to day payroll and pensions processes for the IOPC, an organisation of currently c1000 staff. Your role will focus on ensuring the team are processing all payroll, pensions and relevant data to ensure that employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner. This role comes with the exciting challenge of serving multiple offices across the UK.

A key feature of this role will be to supervise and develop the payroll team, ensuring the organisation receives quality service in all respects. This is a pivotal role and an exciting time when a new system Resourcelink will be being introduced to the organisation, giving you a new experience of supplier management and engagement alongside you current stakeholders and suppliers.

You will perform payroll audits, provide expert advice in relation to any payroll and pensions processes and ensure they meet their required service level agreements. Previous experience in the civil service would be advantageous but not essential.

What you will need

  • Sound knowledge of payroll (i.e. HMRC regulations and other pay/tax regulations)
  • Experience in a comparative role in a complex organisation
  • Good knowledge of the civil service pension scheme
  • A recognised payroll qualification (CIPP or equivalent) or equivalent payroll experience

What we offer

  • 27.5 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays (increasing with service to 32.5 days)
  • Options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • Bupa employee assistance programme
  • Access to Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • Staff networks focused on each of the protected characteristics – run for staff, by staff
  • Flexible working options

About the IOPC

As a totally independent body, not part of the police or government, we oversee the police complaints system in England and Wales. As well as setting the standards the police should apply when handling complaints, we investigate and make decisions on some of the UK’s most sensitive cases, including where police action may have led to death or serious injury.

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