PT Payroll & Pensions Contract Officer–Financial Services

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PT Payroll & Pensions Contract Officer–Financial Services
Liverpool, Merseyside
Contract / Temporary

Merseyside BL TCL351484

Posted: 8th March 2023 09:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.99 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    18.25, Two days per week (flexi)

  • This opening assignment is for 18 months

  • Liverpool, Merseyside,

    L3 3AN

What's involved with this role:

Temporary PT Payroll & Pensions Contract Officer – Financial Services

Reference no:  Merseyside BL TCL351484

Pay Rate: £14.99 per day PAYE

This opening assignment is for 18 months

Office based

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 3 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

The purpose of the role is to provide advice and guidance to the Force regarding payroll and pension matters and to act as a central point of contact for the transmission of payroll and pension information to and from the payroll and pension contractors to ensure the effective management of such contracts and to ensure the provision of a professional payroll and pensions support service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interpret and apply legislation and organisational policies relating to pension and payroll provision including third party and civil litigation claims in order to provide guidance and information to managers, officers and staff, ensuring Force wide awareness. To calculate and provide accurate individual pension entitlement estimates on request by management.
  • Extract and collate information for completion of annual earnings surveys, liaise with both internal departments and external agencies when required, in response to requests from the third party payroll and pension providers, requests from the Merseyside Pension Fund, external agencies and internal departments and to present that information in a meaningful and appropriate manner.
  • Extract and analyse data from Force systems in order to provide information to assist the decision-making process relating to Force Voluntary Early Retirement and Injury Allowance Schemes including the calculation of entitlements under these schemes. To provide accurate information relating to Voluntary Early Retirement,
  • Redundancy and injury pension review cases to allow readily available information to be extracted and presented to senior managers
  • Attend meetings as and when required with the Merseyside Pension Fund and other agencies including attendance at relevant seminars, to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the relevant specialisms to enable effective advice and guidance to be provided to the Force.
  • Verify and authorise payroll validation including payroll certificate and exception reports to ensure they conform to all Statutory and Force requirements, advising the Force Accountant and Systems and Exchequer Services Manager over variations to financial information.
  • Provide advice and information to, and liaise with the payroll and pension providers in respect of any contractual changes which affect pension entitlement, in order to ensure correct payment of salaries, pensions and additional payments in order to maintain a continuous and accurate flow of information between the providers, external agencies, BCU/ Depts and the Merseyside Pension Fund.
  • Assist in the development and operation of quality systems and procedures within the unit including the development and implementation of Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’S) thereby ensuring customer focus and cost effective systems.
  • Process all volume payroll activities such as annual pay awards to the payroll provider to ensure the accurate and timely payment of such entitlements.
  • Develop effective and cohesive working relationships with colleagues across the Personnel Directorate.
  • Extract data from the Personnel System to assist with the decision making process relating to half pay/no pay. Arrange and attend meetings with the Chief Constable to consider the half pay/no pay process.
  • Undertake all responsibilities relating to information management, data quality, information sharing, intelligence and information security in accordance with the ACPO Guidance on the Management of Police Information in order to achieve compliance with the Statutory Code of Practice.
  • Be accountable for all Health and Safety issues, to include risk assessment, pertaining to the postholder’s area of responsibility in order to fulfil the statutory obligations of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. The post holder should be an associate member of the Institute of Payroll Professionals (IPP) or give a commitment to gain membership.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. A thorough knowledge of the Local Government Pension Scheme and related legislation, Police Staff Handbook and Police Regulations to provide guidance and information of manual costings and calculations.
  3. Good analytical skills with the ability to solve problems and have the confidence to make recommendations following reviews and research.
  4. Must be able to manipulate data to aid greater analysis of information and be able and willing to work flexibly in different settings and on different topics.
  5. Ability to work under pressure, prioritising differing demands from customers and stakeholders, ensuring a comprehensive and consistent approach to the provision of a professional payroll and pensions contract service.
  6. Experience and understanding of Merseyside Pension Fund IT systems is essential to this role.
  7. Be organised and confident in their ability to deal with people at all levels both within the organisation and externally through the application of effective interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication.
  8. Excellent IT skills, particularly using Microsoft applications including Office, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.


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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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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PT Payroll & Pensions Contract Officer–Financial Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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