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Payroll Team Leader

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

The Role

An opportunity has arisen to join the Payroll team based at Wandsworth Town Hall. As Payroll Team Leader, you will be responsible for a team of +/- 4 Payroll Coordinators. Your tasks will include (but will not be limited to) inputting, checking and bringing allocated Payrolls to completion, quality control of payroll data, training, supervision, leadership and mentoring of the Payroll Coordinators, as well as conducting appraisals and setting objectives for team members. You will enjoy liaising with departmental managers and employees, resolving their queries, as well as advising on legislative and contractual matters.


You will have experience in processing high volume payrolls, (preferably on iTrent payroll software) up to producing BACS files and submissions to HMRC. Knowledge of current legislation is important, as is the ability to carry out manual calculations of PAYE, NI and Student Loans. Previous payroll experience in a Local Authority environment will be an advantage.


The post reports into the Payroll Manager.


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


At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.


Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!


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 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: Wednesday 10th August 2022

Shortlisting Date: Friday 12th August 2022

Interview Date: Monday 22nd August 2022


Useful Information:

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 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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