Head of Payroll and Pensions Full Time

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Head of Payroll and Pensions


We’re excited to be working with BCH Tri-Force who are looking to recruit a Head of Payroll and Pensions.


Formed in 2019, the BCH Payroll and Pensions Service provides a critical and pivotal role in the organisational support to the three police forces of Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary.  With a total workforce of 10,000 police officers and staff, a combined geographical area of 2,300 square miles and serving over 2.7 million residents, the three police forces comprise a mix of local policing services and shared collaborated functions.


Based in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire with monthly payrolls totalling c£32million, the BCH Payroll and Pensions Service provide the full range of payroll services across 12 separate payrolls, in line with both Police Regulations and Police Staff terms and conditions, and pension services in support of the Police Pension Funds across the 3 forces and managing the LGPS arrangements with the Administering Authorities. The department continues to evolve in response to the changing nature of policing, growing demand and increasing complexity such as pension remedy.


The Role:


The Head of Payroll and Pensions will lead the service and manage key relationships with colleagues across the business such as CFOs, finance and human resources colleagues. Focussing on high, accurate and timely performance, they will effectively manage the delivery of all payroll and pension requirements in the context of complex and changing demands.


What will I need…?


Reporting directly to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary CFO and Director of Resources you will bring strong leadership skills and management experience. You will have demonstrable experience in embedding new ways of working and will be a highly skilled influencer, communicator and stakeholder manager, used to working in complex or matrixed organisations.


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroll professional and leader to progress their career in a stimulating, challenging and highly rewarding role, where your efforts have a direct and vital impact in delivering policing for communities across the three counties..


Key requirements for the Head of Payroll and Pensions role:


Relevant university degree or similar level vocational qualification, e.g., in payroll management, HR management, or general management.
Full member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.
Extensive experience at management level encompassing payroll, pensions, expenses and benefits strategy and management.
Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in administration of the Police Regulations and Police Staff Handbook.
Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in administration of the Police Pension Regulations and Local Government Pension Scheme from the employer perspective.
Extensive experience of payroll systems, controls, audit requirements, implementation and development.
Demonstrably strong, current, technical taxation knowledge.
Ability to initiate change and implement new policies, practices, procedures and systems. Ability to solve problems, manage change, influence and motivate.
People skills to connect to a wide range of individuals


In return the force can offer…


Local Government Pension Scheme
Agile Working
Access to the Blue Light Card scheme
Free access to force gyms
Cycle to work scheme


If you are an individual with the skills and enthusiasm to deliver strong and efficient payroll and pension services, we would love to hear from you.


Job title: Head of Payroll and Pensions

Hours: Monday to Friday – 37 hours per week

Starting salary: £67,000 – £73,000 per annum

Location: The contractual base is Chord Park, Godmanchester however this role is offered on an agile working basis with the occasional travel across the 3 forces region (Beds, Cambs and Herts)

Job Reference: 3601

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