Payroll Manager

Kingston University
May 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,251 - £57,061
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  • Job Description (Word, 22.76kb)
  • We have a well respected, and very effective payroll and pensions service, and we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Payroll and Pensions Manager to take the lead role. Working within our HR Shared Services team, we have ambitious plans to continually improve the service offer.

    Our Town House Strategy is transforming our students' education by embedding the future skills sought after by business and the professions across our curriculum, and the People Plan is integral to achieving this vision. Our values of inclusive, innovative, ambitious and enterprising demonstrate our commitment to fostering diversity, embracing new ideas, pursuing excellence, and proactively seizing opportunities.

    The post holder will manage a small and experienced team, with robust processes and procedures in place. This role is responsible for managing all operational pay and pensions activity for Kingston University. Delivering an efficient and consistently reliable payroll function. Providing excellent customer service across the full range of advice and guidance on pay, pensions and benefits. The team sits within the Human Resources function, and is very well connected with Finance, benefitting from a shared Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP) across the services.

    The Person

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced people manager, with extensive payroll and pensions experience, and a passion for excellent customer service. The role requires excellent organisational skills to ensure that the service runs smoothly and in a timely manner. Attention to detail, ability to work under pressure supporting colleagues, and ability to prioritise are paramount.


    The Finance, HR and Infrastructure Directorate provides the strategic support enable Kingston University to achieve its core purpose.

    The successful candidate will be joining an experienced and talented team of HR professionals who deliver HR operations, strategy and design for its 3k strong employee base.

    The HR team works in partnership with academics and professional services staff to achieve the overall plans for the University.

    Our professionals give high level support across the University along with responding to day-to-day queries from all areas and staff. In addition, they ensure our policies and procedures provide suitable frameworks to enable staff to operate successfully during their employment at Kingston University.

    Together we aim to enable Kingston University to recruit, develop and motivate staff, so that we all contribute to the University's success.

    Further information

    This role is based in our brand new modern Agile Working Hub at our Penrhyn Road campus. Our campus is buzzing with students and staff, and our award winning Town House building means this is an inspiring and inviting place to work in the heart of Kingston Upon Thames. We operate an agile working pattern, working 3 days on campus and 2 days from home and this is flexible.

    This role is advertised as a full-time, permanent position, with a competitive salary ranging from £48,251 - £57,061 per annum dependant on experience.

    Please ensure you attach a CV and supporting statement to your application.

    Interviews are expected to be held on 20th May.

    For informal enquiries please contact Kate Macgregor, Head of HR Shared Services on [email protected]

    We offer a range of benefits, including:

    - Career average pension scheme (LGPS)

    - 35 days annual leave per annum

    - Course fee waiver scheme

    - Discount scheme

    - Employee Assistance Programme

    - Various salary sacrifice options

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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