Payroll & HR Officer


MS HR 5518564


Employee Relations, Finance & Accountancy, General & Other, Health & Safety, HR Administrator, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Other, Other, Payroll, Recruitment & Resourcing, Training


£23,952 to £27,455 Per Annum


+ Excellent Bens



Contract Type:


We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Human Resources sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Payroll & HR Officer to join an education establishment.

Working with the Finance team, the Payroll & HR Officer will be responsible for processing payroll for employees, as well as performing all aspects of HR administration.

Salary: Band 4 - FTE £23,952 - £27,455. Actual salary range £20,000 - £22,000 per annum with performance based yearly increments.

Working weeks: 41 weeks (Term Time 39 weeks plus 2 weeks)

Working Hours: 35 hours per week (08:30-16:00 Monday-Friday)

Payroll & HR Officer’s Core Duties


  • Processing all payroll, overtime, contract changes, data changes, sickness and absences
  • Updating and maintaining a monthly payroll change spreadsheet and deal with queries
  • Printing and distributing payslips
  • Processing all payroll related BACS payments
  • Ensuring compliance with current PAYE, NI and various legislation
  • Completing monthly pension administration duties, submitting all documentation, including starter and leaver forms
  • Completing monthly and yearly documentation for HMRC, Unison, LGPS and Teachers Pensions
  • Monthly reconciliation of payroll related balance sheet accounts.


  • Dealing with employment related queries, including maternity/paternity leave
  • Ensuring initial contract documents are prepared and updated as required
  • Preparing annual salary statements, record changes in pay within employees’ personnel files
  • Processing all new starters, creating and sending paperwork, and seeking references
  • Processing all leavers
  • Processing staff absence forms, ensuring that attendance records are accurate and up to date
  • Monitoring absences, identifying trigger points and arranging necessary meetings
  • Preparing and collating documents for payroll

Payroll & HR Officer’s Skills Required

  • Previous Payroll experience within an educational or other organisation
  • 5 GCSE Grade C or above including English and Maths
  • Strong experience of office procedures and administration
  • Knowledge of HR administration (desirable)
  • Human Resources Level 3 or above (desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience of Sage Payroll (desirable)
  • Advanced Excel experience including good MS Office skills (including Word, and Outlook)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Calm and flexible approach

Are you enthusiastic about the HR & Payroll Officer job? Send us your CV in word format today