Payroll Supervisor Full Time

  • Derby City Council

Payroll Supervisor

Derby City Council

Grade G


Support Derby City Council’s visionary staff


Derby City Council is a local authority with a difference. Like all of our council counterparts, we have been tasked with looking for cost efficiencies and ensuring every penny of taxpayer money is used wisely. But what sets us apart is that we are embracing this initiative. In fact, we are using it as the catalyst for our goal to be a ‘safe, strong, ambitious city’ by 2030. Our people aren’t just civil servants – they live in the very area that they serve, so they are united in their vision of creating a city that brings out the best in everyone. The resulting atmosphere is one which is hard to beat – friendly, collaborative and buzzing with energy, our modern offices are quite exceptional.


Our Shared Services HR team are at the heart of our work, supporting our valuable staff with a level of service that is meticulous. Managing the day-to-day activities of the payroll team, you will ensure resources are being used efficiently and that workloads are manageable for your colleagues. Sharing your expert knowledge about payroll processes, procedures and policies with the team, you will see to it that they are offering a consistently high standard of customer satisfaction, including the timely and accurate delivery of management reports, statutory returns and statistics. From processing payrolls and payments to resolving complex challenges including complaints and participating in audits, you will be the go-to person when a situation needs an experienced touch. Furthermore, your motivational approach to management will ensure that this dynamic team are happy in their work, and are being fully developed.


We operate a tight ship at Derby City Council, so you will thrive in this role if you are capable of applying control procedures to ensure we are complying to all expected standards. But more than that, you will actively maintain your industry knowledge, remaining on top of current legislation and conveying this information to your team. As such, you will have considerable leadership experience in a payroll role, as evidenced by your management-level payroll qualification. With good English and Maths GCSEs (minimum grade C), you will have an enhanced knowledge of payroll and pensions-related legislation and regulations. Comfortable operating computerised payroll systems, you will also be adept at using Excel. A natural leader with an approachable, flexible and collaborative demeanour, you will have what it takes to identify and deliver training and mentoring to your team.


When you join our team, you can expect so much more than ‘just’ a job. You can expect a career-defining role, enhanced by a good work/life balance and excellent training and development opportunities. With the full support of a team who dare to think differently, we are proud to work with each and every one of our colleagues. Make the leap to a better career – join Derby City Council.

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