Senior & General Group Payroll Officers, Oxfordshire

£25,699 - £30,677 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Posted 1 month ago | ref: 202020

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Protocol are working alongside a large and established college group covering the Thames Valley vicinity who have recently received an Ofsted graded “good with exceptional areas”. 

This establishment offer a vast choice of courses to a wide age range of students both in the UK and internationally. Boasting fantastic facilities and a wide array of courses, this educational high-flier is at the top of its game.

They pride themselves on their learning philosophy, not only investing in new models of applied learning, practical teaching and developing good learning habits for all students across the entire college curriculum.

Offering courses at Entry Level, Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Higher there are courses available for all abilities and backgrounds.

 We are seeking experienced Payroll professionals at standard and senior level to assist in the efficient running of the organisation’s monthly payrolls circa 3,000 employees with varying sets of terms and conditions

If you’re seeking an opportunity in an institution at the top of its game and are seeking a new opportunity to flourish as part of a warm and friendly payroll team, we want to hear from you.

Role responsibilities

(General Group Payroll Officer)

• Administer and run all payrolls across the Group in accordance with operating procedures and deadlines.
• Process starters and leavers, ensuring that details are accurately entered into the payroll system.
• Process pay/expense claims and statutory/ voluntary deductions in accordance with the authorisation procedures.
• Complete detailed checks to ensure the accuracy of the payroll.
• Answer queries and resolve problems and issues promptly, delivering excellent customer service standards.
• Support with pension administration and reporting
• To lead on all aspects of Payroll and pensions
• To be responsible for ensuring that all input is completed accurately and to deadlines
• To deputise for the Pay and Reward Manager

(Senior Group Payroll Officer)
• To lead on payroll projects to improve processes
• Training customers and developing guidance for payroll processes
• Complete detailed checks to ensure the accuracy of the payroll.
• To oversee pension reporting, ensuring accurate and timely submissions.
• To provide support with internal and external audits
• Respond to queries and resolve problems promptly delivering excellent customer service standards
• Oversee all payrolls across the Group in accordance with operating procedures and deadlines
• Responsible for all statutory returns and reporting
• Ensure and maintain strict confidentiality over employee data and information, ensuring full compliance with Data Protection Act provision

Group responsibilities 

•To always work and act in accordance with the Group’s Vision, Values and Strategic Plan.
• To demonstrate & promote ethical behaviour appropriate to that which would be expected by our customers and colleagues.
• To work in a flexible manner and be willing to undertake other duties as reasonably requested.
• To respect and promote equality & diversity, health and safety, and demonstrate professional behaviour and appearance at all times

The person & qualifications

General Group Payroll Officer 

  • Experience of payroll administration
  • Minimum 5 GCSEs including English and Maths grade C or above
  • Experience working within a busy administrative office
  • Experience working in a service environment and a firm understanding of the principles of delivering excellent service standards
  • Knowledge of payroll gross to net calculations and HMRC procedures for
    PAYE
  • Fully competent in use of Office, including Word Excel
  • Experience using HR MIS systems
  • Knowledge of iTrent HRIS system (Desirable)
  • Experience of public sector pension administration (Desirable)
  • Payroll qualification or willingness to work towards (Desirable)

Senior Group Payroll Officer

  • Experience working in a service environment and a firm understanding of the principles of delivering excellent service standards
  • Payroll qualification or willingness to work towards
  • Experience of working on projects to improve processes
  • Knowledge of defined benefit pension scheme
  • Knowledge of payroll gross to net calculations and HMRC procedures for PAYE
  • Fully competent in use of Office, including Word Excel
  • Experience using HR MIS systems
  • Knowledge of iTrent HRIS system (Desirable)

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The legal bit

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.