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Payroll Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/10/2018 23:59
£21,074 - £23,866
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road
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Job details 

Closing date:
23 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

Under the direction of a Payroll Supervisor, the role will be responsible for the accurate and timely payment of salaries to a specific group of monthly paid employees. You will be responsible for examining appointment forms, setting up new employee records (including multiple employments) and processing subsequent permanent changes. Ensure compliance with auto enrolment regulations.

Furthermore processing leavers, calculating final pay, producing and despatching P45’s and pension scheme documentation is also involved within this role. You will also examine and process timesheets, overtime, and other temporary variation forms including sickness and absence returns.

Duties include investigating payments outside of tolerances, calculating manual pay advances and overpayments when required and liaise with employees regarding recovery.

The role is responsible for the correct application of Statutory and Occupational rules regarding Maternity, Sick, Adoption and Paternity Pay, and compliance with Income Tax and National Insurance Contribution legislation and Pension Scheme regulations.

You will act as first point of contact with employees with regards to any payroll related matter.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Interviews are scheduled for 29th October 2018

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Deliver specialist processes and procedures ensuring that all customers receive an effective, functioning service and information is provided.

Maintain an awareness of service standards within your own area of work, reporting any problems or issues to a more senior member of staff. This will ensure that the service quality is maximised, operations are run effectively and data is correctly recorded.

Contribute to improvements in service delivery by suggesting how things could be done better.
Accurately process information from a variety of sources in order to create records to contribute to the delivery of the overall service.

Ensure all information is processed in accordance with procedures and policies to given deadlines.

To check and assess information received is in order to ensure that it is suitable to be processed. Explain to customers any inadequacies in the information received and the resolution which is required.

Maintain and update information systems and databases to ensure that service transactions are completed accurately.

Organise, sort and analyse specialist but relatively straight forward information and processes, highlighting and presenting any issues requiring further investigation.

May be the main point of contact for a specialist part of the system or process acting as a filter for issues and problems so that most issues are resolved by the post holder or via direct contact with senior staff.

Undertake such other duties that are commensurate with the grade of this post.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the essential/desirable criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience section of the application form.

Essential Criteria

You will hold a relevant qualification e.g. NVQ 3 or or 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above (including maths and English) or equivalent relevant experience

You will have relevant practical experience acquired through training or on the job

experience, including the various terms and conditions of service affecting council employees. You will be able to demonstrate personal development through

undertaking progressively more demanding work roles

You will demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate statutory legislation including Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions and various Pension Scheme regulations and codes of practice.

You will have well developed ICT skills including the use of payroll systems.

You will have the ability to make objective, balance judgements, make careful logical decisions and be clear and concise when delivering work tasks.

You will have good verbal and written communication and numeracy skills

Additional Information

For an informal discussion, please contact Cath Smith, Payroll & Pensions Manager on 01454 866344

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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