Post Title: Payroll Officer
FTE: 1 fte (working 37 hours per week)
Duration of Contract: 12 month Fixed Term Contract (ending 31 March 2025)
Salary: UH5 £27,181pa with potential to progress to £30,487pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year
Location: MacLaurin Building, Hatfield
The Finance Department is looking to appoint a Payroll Officer to join the Payroll, Pension and Expenses Team for 12 months to support the increased workload arising due to some team members being seconded to project activities relating to the implementation of a new HR/Payroll system.
Main duties and responsibilities
The Payroll Officer must take a lead role in delivering the timely and accurate payroll processing duties for the weekly pay groups within the University of Hertfordshire Group, and to build and maintain excellent relationships with internal customers and other stakeholders connected to the weekly paid pay groups to ensure best standards of service.
The Payroll Officer will also participate in the payroll duties for the various monthly paid pay groups within the University of Hertfordshire and provide an efficient and effective payroll service ensuring compliance with statutory and legal requirements, generating and transmitting RTI FPS files to HMRC on a weekly basis.
Manual calculations of Statutory and Occupational Maternity and KIT Day payments, Statutory and Occupational Sick Pay and entitlements are a required as part of this post, along with the monitoring of long-term sickness absence and liaison with the relevant HR teams when sick pay (Occupational or Statutory Sick Pay) is approaching its end.
Skills and experience required
The successful candidate will require experience of working within a team and have experience of working to deadlines in a methodical and timely manner. The candidate must have the ability to priorities workload and tasks allocated to them. You will need to demonstrate experience and understanding of working within a Payroll/HR environment, with an emphasis on procedure compliance and HMRC regulations.
We have numerous pay groups being processed during each monthly payroll cycle, being able to plan workloads effectively and work within strict deadlines are a necessity. You will need to demonstrate good attention to detail and ability manage conflicting priorities, and due to the sensitive nature of the data being handled, you need to be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
The HR System currently in use is provided by The Access Group, experience of using the current HR System (Payroll modules or HR modules) would be an advantage.
Minimum of A-levels or equivalent, or proven experience is required, as well as CIPP payroll technician certificate or proven equivalent experience.
Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.
We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Hayley Young, Head of Pay & Pensions [email protected]
Closing Date : 19 February 2024
Interview Date: TBC
Reference Number: 057516
Date advert placed: 05 February 2024
Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts