Payroll Manager Full Time

  • Whittlebury Park

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Role: Payroll Manager


Whittlebury Park is looking for a Payroll Manager to join its Accounts team.

About us

A great opportunity exists to work for a family-owned, independent business where our people are the foundations of our success. We are proud that many members of the team who joined us when we first opened our doors to the public are still with us today.

As a business we believe that we can always improve and grow our offering to guests. We understand that to achieve this we need a great team who share our beliefs and passion.  The success of the business requires our team to be motivated to make a difference and deliver a warm and welcoming environment to our guests.  This expectation of growth and environment starts with us offering our team exactly this; we will always encourage and support you to improve and grow, we have a commitment to make our workplace an environment where each one of us feel like a valued member of the team.

Each and every job here at Whittlebury Park is essential to the enjoyment of life.

Whether we are welcoming corporate working groups, hosting family celebrations and wedding parties or providing respite to those hoping to escape the pressures of life and simply relax, our mission is always to make someone’s day.

Our multi-property estate and customer base is diverse and growing

If you’ve got what it takes to be a vital part of a busy, professional and high-performing team, then we would love to hear from you.


Job Description

The Payroll Manager is a sole payroll position working as part of the Accounts team.


Your role will be to prepare, calculate and make payments to around 350 employees, produce payroll reports and maintain the payroll systems.



  • Ensuring the weekly data from the Planday time and attendance system is available to download by the set deadline each week.
  • Liaise with HR to receive and input new starters, leavers, changes to contracts or personal information onto the Sage 50 payroll system.
  • Prepare, calculate and make payment of the monthly payroll.
  • Upload pension contributions to pension provider.
  • Produce payroll reports for the Financial Controller.
  • Produce month end and year end returns.
  • Reconcile control accounts for payroll, pensions and HMRC.
  • Assisting employees with queries or questions relating to payroll or benefits.
  • Recording and updating monthly benefits to produce P11d’s.
  • Liaise with HMRC and third parties regarding payroll deductions.
  • To maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating and entering data and updating payroll records.
  • To assist the Financial Controller in compilation of all reports, ensuring they are completed on time and accurately.
  • To ensure the accuracy of accounts and financial information provided by other departments within the hotel is processed correctly.
  • To assist with other aspects of the Accounts office as and when required, which may include Sales Ledger, Banking, Control Account Reconciliations and analysis of revenue and costs.
  • This job description is not exhaustive and the jobholder may be required from time to time to carry out other tasks requested by the management.
  • Attend training when required.
  • To be fully aware of and adhere to Health & Safety and Fire procedures.
  • To behave in accordance with the Whittlebury Hall & Spa’s Values and Principles at all times.


  • Experience of Sage 50 Payroll and Scottish Widows Assistme
  • CIPP qualification
  • Excellent Excel knowledge and skills
  • Maintain working knowledge and understanding of current statutory regulations and UK tax regulations including SMP, SSP, P60’s, P11D’s, salary sacrifice, student loans.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Prioritise workload efficiently and work to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work on your own and as part of the team.
  • Strong understanding of the workings of an office.
  • Basic understanding of accountancy and book-keeping.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – to deal with customers and external contacts.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work in line with departmental/company policies and procedures.


Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 per year



This role is known internally as an S1 role, and Some of the benefits associated with this role are:

  • Free Golf & Leisure membership
  • Cashback on essential health care
  • Employee awards
  • Enhanced Pension Contributions
  • 4x Salary death in service policy (Full time staff only)
  • Staff Canteen with free staff meals (currently paused whilst COVID-19 restrictions are in place)
  • Discounts on: Food & Beverage, Hair Cuts, Spa products, hotel stays, Virgin experience days, New Cars


COVID-19 considerations: We have received industry awards for being COVID secure.

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