Payroll Lead

Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon
£15 - £17.50 per hour
16 Oct 2020
13 Nov 2020
JN -102020-1237093
Seehab Ahmed
Job role
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

An exciting opportunity to join the Public Sector and Government sector in a Payroll Lead position that offers opportunity to take ownership of process and implement new strategies. In an easily commutable location in Huntingdon with ample parking on site, this job is not to be missed out on.

Client Details

The client is a well renowned local Public Sector and Government body based in Huntingdon that is looking to improve their payroll and HR function to offer better reporting to the business. The objective of this position is to act as a Payroll Consultant working with the HR and Finance teams through the implementation of a new system. There is flexibility to work from home, but the successful candidate will have to commute to the Huntingdon site about 1 day a week. Lo


The key responsibilities of the Payroll Lead are:

  • Act as subject matter expert for Payroll & HR issues
  • Liaise with managers and support teams to identify current practices and procedures and lead focus groups in order to manage a process change and single-process methodology
  • Development of framework systems in line with agreed scope
  • Identifying opportunities for improvements to streamline manual HR and Payroll processes
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the data extracted from the legacy Payroll system
  • Support the testing, implementation of changes, including a phased roll out
  • Delivery of the system supports infrastructure
  • Effective communication with external stakeholders
  • Research and resolve employee pay and time issue
  • Working collaboratively with HR to ensure all starters, leavers and similar processes are executed correctly
  • Supporting payroll transactions with appropriate levels of approvals
  • Support Payroll Lead and wider HR Services team with special projects as directed
  • Ensuring compliance with GDPR provisions
  • Conduct ad hoc analyses as applicable.
  • Provide support for critical HR initiatives as needed


The successful candidate for the Payroll Lead will:

  • Be immediately available or have a similarly short notice period
  • Be able to commit to a 6 month contract period (with possible extensions)
  • Have previous experience of Payroll and HR in a similar role
  • Have previous experience of implementing a phased roll out of integrated systems
  • Have previous experience of working in a busy payroll environment
  • Strong experience of working with Manual Calculations
  • Be well versed on statutory payments (SSP, SMP, SPP)and other UK Legislation
  • Be well organised and detail meticulous in nature
  • Superb IT skills with proficiency in Excel and other softwares
  • Experience of delivering on SLA's and working with third party providers
  • Ability to communicate successfully with other responsible parties
  • Deliver excellent customer service and communicate effectively across departments
  • Have understanding of common HR and service centre technologies

Job Offer

An exciting project with the opportunity to put your stamp on the future Payroll system, with lots of flexibility on offer such as working from home and condensed hours if required.