Apprentice in Payroll (Level 3) Full Time

  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 04 September 2022

Job summary

NHS payroll services pays over 110,000 NHS Employees each period. This Payroll Administrator level 3 Apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge skills and behaviours to be fully competent within the payroll function. This apprenticeship is the start of a career journey in payroll that will enable you to personally develop and continually grow to enhance your on-going employability.


Main duties of the job

  • Applicants must be numerate and literate with a minimum of 5 GCSE grade C/4 or above passes inclusive of English and Maths.
  • The apprenticeship is employer led and workplace- specific adding value for the employer and apprentice. You will work as part of a team of apprentices within a real-life payroll environment and be managed by the training team.
  • You will be employed in a training role and you will be provided with a grounding for access into the many diverse activities within payroll. These include: Business and Customer Awareness, Payroll Core/Pensions/Technical, Regulations and Compliance, Systems and Processes, Planning and Prioritising, Analysis, Producing Quality and Accurate Information, Team Working and Collaboration, Communication and Engagement, Ethics and Integrity, Adaptability, Professional Scepticism, Proactivity and Enthusiasm and Professional Development.
  • You will be supported to make continuous progress towards competence with learning, monitoring, development and timely end point assessment.


About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality – opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn’t, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read ‘applicant guidance notes’ before submitting your application.


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Become prepared and knowledgeable within the working environment and work towards gaining the knowledge, skills and behaviours for a level 3 Apprenticeship as a payroll officer
  • To gain relevant work-based apprenticeship in a Payroll environment
  • To support and assist in the provision of a payroll service to over 40 NHS clients.
  • Including data input, storage ad retrieval of data, filing and dealing with telephone enquiries


Person Specification



  • 5 GCSE’s at level A- C or 9 -4 (must include Math, English)


  • AS/A Level Maths

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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