Payroll Officer – Finance

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Payroll Officer - Finance
Contract / Temporary

Gwent BL TCL 361737

Posted: 16th May 2024 12:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.40 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months


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Temporary Payroll Officer - Finance

Reference no: Gwent BL TCL 361737

Pay Rate: £14.40 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 7-8 months


Management Vetting (MV)

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 5 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

Support the Payroll Manager and Senior Payroll Officer in ensuring prompt and efficient processing of all pay related transactions and returns including pension contributions and other employment related payments. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accurate and timely payment of all salaries, overtime, expenses, and allowances in accordance with Force policies and Police and Staff regulations.
  • Liaise with and provide payroll related support to Pension Hub colleagues, as appropriate, on pension related issues affecting the Force.
  • Ensure the delivery of a prompt friendly and effective customer support service in line with agreed standards of service.
  • Provide financial advice and guidance to Police Officers and Police Staff with respect to payroll related entitlements including salaries, allowances, enhancements, expenses claims, salary deductions and pension contributions.
  • Ensure appropriate audit trails and financial records are always maintained.
  • Scrutinise audit and review payments made through the Forces Payroll to ensure accuracy, appropriateness, and value for money. This will include the pro-active validation and verification of payroll transactions, trend analysis and exception reporting.
  • Work alongside colleagues from the HR and Finance departments to ensure high levels of data integrity and accuracy are maintained and accurate supporting payroll information is provided for internal and external reporting.
  • Undertake training and familiarisation throughout the Force with respect to payroll processes and the claiming of entitlements and expenses.
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve discrepancies in payroll records.
  • Liaising with external agencies and external Government organisations including; Department of Work and Pensions, HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs)

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

MV Clearance


  • Must have a recognised business or payroll administration qualification at NVQ Level 4 or equivalent or be able to demonstrate the skills and experience necessary to supervise a Payroll Services function. 
  • Level 1 Welsh essential (training will be given). 


  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of payroll regulations (including HMRC rulings and guidance).


  • Experience of dealing with large volumes of payroll transactions.
  • Experience of dealing with complex payroll issues and calculations. 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to evidence continued professional development.
  • Able to evidence previous experience of working within a busy payroll services function within a large multi-disciplined organisation.
  • Able to evidence previous experience of using computerised Payroll and HR systems.
  • Able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of NI, PAYE, SMP, SSP.
  • Able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of Police Officer regulations and Police Staff Terms and Conditions of Service.
  • Able to demonstrate a knowledge of both the Local Government and Police Pension schemes.
  • Able to demonstrate an outline knowledge of employment law particularly with respect to employee remuneration and associated entitlements.
  • Aable to demonstrate a practical knowledge of the Data Protection Act/GDPR.
  • IT literate in Microsoft applications, including Word, excel and PowerPoint.


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Payroll Officer - Finance
Client Category: Police Force

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