Senior Payroll Administrator – Finance/HR

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Senior Payroll Administrator – Finance/HR
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Contract / Temporary

Cheshire W 5241383

Posted: 1st December 2023 08:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.91 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Ellesmere Port, Cheshire,

    CH65 0BE

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior Payroll Administrator  – Finance/HR 

Job Ref: Cheshire W 5241383

Pay Rate: £14.91 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative, technical and supervisory support across a comprehensive range of personnel activities to ensure that personnel/admin processes, information management, pay administration and contractual correspondence with employees are all delivered in accordance with Transactional Service Centre (TSC) standards, objectives and statutory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct, supervise, and support a team of staff undertaking specialised administrative and technical processes and procedures and monitor their work in every respect to ensure accuracy of data in order that the objectives and schedules of the Employee Service Centre are constantly met and in accordance with defined procedures in order to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.
  • Undertake complex checking, evaluation, calculations and information processing so that management and control of the payroll runs, reconciliation and other processes that pay employees, ensuring that procedures are followed accurately and that all transactions are accounted for and auditable.
  • Manage and control the pay runs, reconciliation and other processes that pay staff, pensioners, suppliers and clients, ensuring that procedures are followed accurately and that all remuneration is accounted for and auditable.
  • Advise on and apply policies, practices, procedures and statutory regulations as they relate to terms and conditions of employment and pay of staff and pensioners to ensure that these are implemented accurately and consistently throughout the service.
  • Respond to non-routine and complex enquires from a wide range of contacts using discretion and judgement in forming responses so that advice on the area of work dealt with by the Transactional Service Centre is consistently given in accordance with agreed policies and statutory legislation and within defined procedures.
  • Liaise, as appropriate, with other Departments (e.g. Finance, Billing and Debt) to ensure an effective interface on all collaborative processes (e.g. recruitment, contractual, debt recovery costing, legal and pay issues).
  • Carry out research or undertake projects in support of retained services to facilitate developments and initiatives within the service.
  • Contribute to the development and introduction of best practice and new ways of working in administrative practices and procedures as they affect the conduct of business in this role to ensure positive, accurate and timely information delivered in the most effective manner.
  • Contribute to the Service's development and usage of relevant databases, integrated systems data, by training staff and consulting with managers, to ensure the integrity and consistency of data and to facilitate accurate, prompt and easy extraction, manipulation and presentation of that data.
  • To deputise for TSC Supervisors where appropriate at department, project and directorate meetings.


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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. BTEC Higher or equivalent.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Comprehensive working knowledge and experience of policy interpretation, business procedures, employment law, statutory legislation and pension scheme regulations.
  3. Understanding of concepts, principals and structures that underpin and support electronic systems.
  4. Experience of supervising staff including allocating and monitoring workloads.
  5. Experience of using Unit4 ERP (formally known as Business World).
  6. High level of Literacy and numeracy.
  7. Strong organisation and change management skills.
  8. Evidence of problem management skills and developing solutions and implementing effective action plans.
  9. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



  1. Comprehensive knowledge and application of relevant Terms and Conditions of employment with a detailed understanding of National T&C’s frameworks as outlined by the National Negotiating Bodies.
  2. Comprehensive working knowledge of HMRC Regulations including tax and NI calculations.
  3. A complete understanding of customer care principles and practices.


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Job Ref: Cheshire W 5241383
Senior Payroll Administrator – Finance/HR
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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