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Vacancy Details

Job TitlePayroll & Benefits Advisor


Our client is looking for an experience Payroll & Benefits Advisor to work on a Hybrid basis.. The role is to support the Reward and Benefits Manager with monthly outsourced payroll processes and reward and benefits administration. To play an integral part in the annual salary and bonus review processes and the annual benefits renewal alongside HRIS, Reward and Payroll Adviser. To provide cover in the absence of HRIS, Reward and Payroll Analyst and Reward and Benefits Manager. A super-user of core HR, payroll, benefits and appraisal systems, acting as the first point of contact for pay and benefits queries.


The Team

The Team is responsible for the development of HR strategy in line with the Firm`s strategy and business goals, and effecting this through the design and implementation of HR policies, practices and initiatives across all areas of people management including professional development, recruitment and selection, diversity, employee relations, pay and benefits, and organisational change and development.



HR and Payroll Systems and processes

  • To be a super-user of the HR, payroll and benefits systems, acting as the first point of contact for any queries relating to pay and benefits.

  • Assisting the Reward and Benefits Manager in the monthly payroll and benefits checking and the annual benefits renewal. Being the first port of call for any salary or benefit related queries.

  • Assisting the Reward and Benefits Manager in the annual salary and bonus reviews.

  • Completing regular data integrity checks and data cleansing of the HR and Payroll system and ensuring that any data issues are resolved promptly and relevant processes are updated where required.

  • Ensuring data compliance on the HR and Payroll system in line with GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

  • Supporting the implementation of upgrades and patches to HR related systems including testing, as required, to ensure that the systems are maintained and developed to their full potential.

  • Manage the holiday reset process from a system and communications perspective.

  • Supporting the annual Gender Pay Gap process with HRIS Payroll and Reward Analyst and Senior D&I Manager in providing payroll data and implementing actions as a result of our internal analysis.


  • Monthly payroll processing including preparation of variable input for the outsourced payroll provider, liaising with the HR Ops team for instructions and payroll provider as necessary and providing first review of the payroll file.

  • Annual P11D process including collating and coordinating the data transfer to the payroll provider and providing first review of the P11D file.

  • Starters and Leavers - ensuring new starter checklists and P45s are received and sent to the payroll provider, issuing P45s and final pay details to leavers.

  • Dealing with adhoc payroll queries from employees as they arise.

  • Assisting the Reward and Benefits Manager in job code mapping of all roles on Willis Towers Watson, conducting an annual review in line with salary review and assisting in the mapping of new positions on an ad-hoc basis for the Recruitment team.

  • Completion of salary and benefit benchmarking surveys.


  • Assisting the HRIS Reward & Payroll Analyst and Reward and Benefits Manager to prepare and distribute salary and bonus review information.

  • Drafting and assisting Reward and Benefits Manager with the preparation of salary and bonus review communications.

  • Compiling salary benchmarking data for annual salary reviews (and Recruitment team queries for pre-offer stage salary checks).

  • Completing and submitting salary surveys on an ad hoc basis.

  • Dealing with ad hoc queries from employees as they arise.



  • Review and reconciliation of monthly provider reports and invoices.

  • Assisting with the annual benefits renewal project, collating policies and documents and drafting benefit communications to staff throughout the year, organising benefits fair and pension presentations.

  • Running benefits inductions for new joiners to the firm.

  • Working with the Reward and Benefits Manager to develop and implement the Reward strategy.

  • Researching new benefits and reward structures including review of staff survey results relating to reward and benefits.

  • Assisting the Reward and Benefits Manager in the review and updating of benefit related policies.


Skills and Experience

  • An experienced HR Assistant/Co-ordinator with a payroll and benefits emphasis or a Reward and Benefits Assistant.

  • Previous experience with Payroll is essential.

  • High level of attention to detail.

  • Business services experience within a legal or professional services environment preferred.

  • Advanced user of MS Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

  • Clear speaking, listening and written communication skills.

  • Ability to stay focused and organised.

  • Collaborative working style with other team members.

  • Strong customer service skills.


Education and Qualifications

Qualified to GCSE standard, Grade B (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English is essential.


Special aspects

This role is suitable for flexible working and applications will be accepted from individuals looking to work 0.8 FTE across any working pattern.



They will conduct a pre-employment screening which consists of a Criminal History Background and Credit Check for successful candidates.