Payroll Administrator
London Senate House

Job reference: 001276

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 15/01/2019

Salary: Starting at £29,813 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Human Resources

Sub-Department: HR Office

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Would you like to further enhance your payroll career by expanding your skills to the Higher Education sector? With the University of London, you are guaranteed to be exposed to various complexities of payroll and reward and gain an opportunity to contribute to the system implementation project which will give you a prospect to broaden your skills in order to take your career a step further to the next progression.

We are looking for a passionate payroll professional who strives in a challenging environment to join our busy payroll and reward team. In return we offer generous annual leave, annual increment, excellent pension scheme, as well as a great bundle of staff benefits such as salary sacrifice schemes and opportunity for professional development in form of extensive training to support your CPD. So whatever area of payroll you intend on exploring, you are looking in the right place.

Who are we looking for?

The Human Resources department of the University of London is seeking a passionate Payroll Administrator on a 12 months fixed-term contract basis, reporting to the Deputy Payroll Manager. You will be responsible for administration of payrolls within 5 PAYE Schemes, all monthly paid.

The Role 

The Payroll Administrator will form part of the Human Resources department. The post holder will play key role in making sure payroll input is completed to a high standard of accuracy, liaising with internal departments on the content of payroll submission or other related queries. 

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, or equivalent by experience or ability. To succeed in this role, you must have substantial experience in a similar role, including extensive experience of calculating pay and statutory deductions, alongside a sound knowledge of the latest payroll legislation. You must either hold or be studying for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals Foundation Degree and should be able to undertake manual payroll calculations. The candidate will be a confident and friendly communicator with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and others at all levels. Excellent organisational skills are essential. Some knowledge of the University’s data management system, Business World would be an advantage.

University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 18 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students. We’re totally committed to the exceptional people who make the University of London the success it is today.

Human Resources

The HR Department is responsible for Payroll, Pensions, Staff Development, Recruitment, Staffing policy and for advising managers and staff on a range of employment matters.

The Human Resources Department comprises the following sections:

  • The Director's Office
  • The HR Office, which handles all HR enquiries, maintains personal staff records and undertakes the day to day administration of employment, including actioning items for Payroll processing. The office is also the centre of recruitment activity.
  • The Payroll Office is responsible for ensuring all payments are made to staff accurately and on time. Payroll has responsibility for the central University staff including the Health Education England, IR35 Payroll other external organisations as well as review of the reward and benefits offering
  • The Pensions Office provides a comprehensive service on all aspects of superannuation schemes.
  • The Organisational and Staff Development Office organises staff development for all members of staff from the University and the Central Academic Bodies and Activities.

For a full person specification and job description, please download the below documents.

Further Information 

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter before the closing date at midnight on Tuesday,15th January 2019.

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