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Vacancy Details

Job TitleGroup Payroll Manager
Salary£40,000 to £50,000


We have partnered with this organisation that provides central support services to 16 companies within their Group. The majority of companies provide support to people with learning disabilities either within the community or in their own home. They employ c3100 staff with companies in England and Scotland.

The Group Payroll Manager will be part of the People Services team which includes; HR, resourcing, recruitment compliance and Learning and Development.

This role heads-up the payroll service and has 15 people undertaking various payroll roles. There are two vacancies. The team also pay expenses.

There are a mix of pension providers including local government and NHS.

Payroll is processed monthly paying 1/12 via an annualised hours contract in month, with adjustments in month or following month calculated via timesheet submission. Currently the team use peopleXD(CoreHR) as its HR and payroll system. There is some development work required to improve the functionality of the system and reverse the processes, which are payroll led.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, there are many TUPE terms and will continue to be TUPEd-in/out staff. This role will lead on TUPE in respect of payroll measures.


Main duties:

  • Manage payroll team

  • Processing end to end monthly payroll

  • Auto-enrolment

  • Overseeing Pension providers remittances

  • Final approval and reconciliation for pension

  • Payroll reports

  • RTI and Tax Year End and finalising reconciliation and authorising payments from finance

  • P11d and submission

  • P46 car

  • Liaising with Finance to reconcile accounts

  • Liaise with auditors

  • Employee expenses

  • Compliance with HMRC, legislation

  • TUPE support

  • Pay review

  • Set-up new companies and closing dormant companies

  • Gender pay gap reporting

  • Manage team budget

  • Third party partner management


Person Specification / competencies

  • CIPP qualified

  • Technical knowledge of all HMRC payroll requirements

  • Able to navigate with confidence TUPE

  • Experience of pay grade spines

  • Advance user of peopleXD(CoreHR)

  • Able to articulate orally, or in writing, complex payroll and pension issues with ease

  • Good leadership skills with a coaching approach to support development of the payroll team

  • Change management or experience of payroll system changes would be ideal