Payroll Manager

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Payroll Manager - RFT49
£35,479 - £37,253
Full Time
Bristol
Job Ref: 1198

The Office for Students (OfS) was established by the Higher Education and Research Act in 2017 and became fully operational in April 2018. OfS`s primary aim is to ensure that English higher education is delivering positive outcomes for students - past, present, and future. Our objectives are to ensure that students, from all backgrounds (particularly those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds):

1) Are supported to access, succeed in, and progress from, higher education
2) Receive high quality academic experience and their interests are protected while they study or in the event of provider, campus or course closure
3) Are able to progress into employment or further study, and their qualifications hold their value over time
4) Receive value for money

The Resources, Finance & Transformation directorate provides critical services to the OfS to enable the organisation to deliver its strategy. The directorate ensures that the OfS complies with statutory and other public sector requirements, identifies and manages risks and opportunities and co-ordinates efforts across the organisation to be efficient and effective.

The purpose of the role `Payroll Manager` is to work with the Head of Operational Finance to ensure that the finance team`s objectives are delivered. Activities include; coordinating, operating and maintaining the staff payroll; ensuring the timely delivery of returns and payments; and ensuring that the relevant stakeholders receive accurate information relating to payroll and pension schemes. The role requires engagement with HR and Finance to produce information relating to pay and pensions and to ensure that integrated services and systems work effectively. The role is responsible for acting as a respected source for payroll advice within OfS. Additionally, the role requires engagement with HMRC to understand how taxation affects remuneration of OfS staff and members.

In this role, the postholder may support SRU projects from time to time.

The key person attributes to fulfil this role include;

- excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- ability to exercise judgement in sharing complex and sensitive information;
- effective stakeholder management;
- and experience in contributing to the continuous improvement of their area of responsibility.

Location: Bristol based however some travel may be required.

The role is full time; however, we will consider job share and part time applicants (minimum 0.8 FTE).

Closing date: 23:55 on 29th December 2018.
Shortlist: 11th December 2018.
Interview date: 18th December 2018.

If you have any particular requirements in relation to the selection process, please let us know immediately so that we can discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need. We are requesting this information to make the process as equitable as possible for each candidate.

OfS is working towards equal opportunities in employment.

 


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