Payroll Officer

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
GBP 19,737.00 - 21,142.00
23 Feb 2021
25 Mar 2021
Job role
Payroll Officer

Job Reference: 320-TWS-0423-C

Employer: Department: Payroll Services Location: London Road Community Hospital, Derby Salary: £19,737 - £21,142 pa

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals - in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth - to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it's important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here's more about the role and what we're looking for;

An opportunity has arisen in the Pay Services Department for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our team as a Payroll Officer working a long side a team of 15 exceptional Payroll staff. The Pay and Pensions Department provides the in house Payroll and Pension facility for over 13500 members of staff and we produce around 120,204 payslips per annum.

As well as providing the payroll service for University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Hospitals NHS FT, we provide a quality pension service to a number of local NHS clients.

Our aim is to ensure all staff are paid correctly and deadlines are met and that information provided to employees and our customer service is to the highest standards.

The post holder will be required to action information and data provided by the Trust in electronic and manual form and in accordance with the Trust policies and procedures to ensure the provision of payment of salaries is accurate and that deadlines are achieved. As part of a team you will be responsible along with the Senior Pay Clerk for paying specific varied groups of staff in order to meet Terms and Conditions of Service (formally called AFC), M & D and Trust terms and conditions of employment.

The post holder will also be required to perform standard office/clerical duties on a daily basis including data input on a bespoke Payroll/HR system called ESR. You will have a good working knowledge of payroll, however training will be given on local systems and there will be support from colleagues. An online e-training course is available for the Payroll System ESR as well as offsite training days if appropriate.

It is vital that you are reliable, self-motivated with excellent communication, numeracy and

literacy skills, with the ability to priorities and coordinate work and act on your own initiative with a mature attitude to work.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week.

Previous applicants need not apply.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
  • Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
  • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key facts about our Trust:
  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust - over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day - the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 25 February 2021

Interview date: 10 March 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don't have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises; this includes Covid-19 secure areas. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or you have been instructed to self-isolate by track and trace and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

Miss Shar Tomlinson - Deputy Workforce Systems Manager

Tel: 01332 258098


Our Trust aims to provide the highest quality care to patients within Derbyshire and South East Staffordshire and we want the very best skilled people to work with us

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