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Payroll Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a Payroll team based at Wandsworth Town Hall. This is a fixed term position for a period of 12 months.


As Payroll Coordinator, you will work in a team of 5, consisting of 5 Payroll Coordinators and a Team Leader. Your tasks will include (but will not be limited to) inputting and checking of payroll data, quality control of payroll data. You will enjoy liaising with departmental managers and employees, resolving their queries, as well as advising on legislative and contractual matters.


The ideal candidate will have experience in processing high volume payrolls, preferably on iTrent payroll software. Knowledge of current legislation is important, as is the ability to carry out manual calculations of PAYE, NI and Student Loans. The candidate will also also have the ability to produce accurate work within payroll deadlines, experience of Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Excel (including formula) and Word, as well as excellent written communication skills. Previous payroll experience in a Local Authority (including Schools payrolls) environment will be an advantage.


The post reports into the Payroll Team Leader.


The Payroll team run a total of 12 payrolls, thereby offering the opportunity to train and acquire skills on different payroll groups.


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.


In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.


Indicative Recruitment Timeline:


Closing Date:  Monday 17th January 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 17th January 2022

Interview Date: W/C Monday 24th January 2022


Useful Information:


All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.


The application process for this recruitment campaign will be anonymised.


We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.


Important Information:


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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