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Payroll Officer

Location Coleraine
Job type Temporary
Salary £10.66 - £13.18 per hour + n/a
Published about 1 year ago
Start date asap
Contact email Siobhan Holmes
Job ref CC685_1662705030

Job description

Our Client, A Large Public Sector Organisation based in Coleraine require a Payroll Officer to join their team.

Role : Payroll Officer

Location : Coleraine

Hours of work : 15 hrs per week ( Thursday and Friday )

Hourly Rate : 1-12 weeks £10.66 p/hr 13 weeks + £13.18 p/hr

Main Duties :

  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Payroll Officer in the operation and delivery of the Payroll/Pensions functions and associated expenses including processing, validating, payment via Bank Automated Clearing System (BACS) in compliance with Pay as You Earn (PAYE), Superannuation Scheme, stakeholder requirements including legislative, statutory, regulatory requirements and Council's policies and procedures. This will include, when required the processing of election payroll.
  • Responsible for monthly/weekly/councillor payroll processes in areas of specified responsibility in accordance with Council's policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the effective operation of the Payroll Section being a point of contact for Heads of Service, other Senior Managers and Project Teams as necessary by providing solutions in relation to financial issues which have an impact within the remit of the payroll section.
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of the weekly/monthly payrolls to agreed timescales including the payroll sections annual objectives and work programmes.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the role the post holder will be required to have the knowledge and capabilities to perform all duties within the Payroll Section, deputising for the Senior Payroll Officer when required, to ensure required levels of service are maintained.
  • Communicate operational issues to the Senior Payroll Officer to ensure quality of services is maintained.
  • Interpret, implement and process National Joint Council (NJC) and Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Terms and Conditions of Service and related matters maintaining a high level of knowledge of the policies, regulations, procedures and diverse terms and conditions involved.
  • Ensure that the department complies with all statutory and legislative requirements by adhering to these requirements and working in accordance with good governance and health and safety requirements in particular ensuring that all payroll information is handled in strict accordance with Data Protection Regulations.
  • Ensure that all responsibilities are carried out in a timely and effective manner and that general confidentiality is maintained in all areas relating to the work regularly with deadlines and changing circumstances within the section.


Full Job Description available on request.

Essential Duties :

Applicants must, at the closing date for receipt of applications, possess:

  • 5 GCSE's (Grade A-C) or equivalent including a Numerate subject and English Language


Be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples on the application form, 2 years' experience in the following:

  • Working in a Payroll environment with an understanding of the legislative and regulatory requirements of Local Government.
  • Timely and accurate provision of a payroll/pensions section; involving handling cash, and a working knowledge of key areas including payroll and pensions.
  • Use of a payroll software package e.g. totalmobile, sage or other relevant software.
  • Working with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook


Alternatively consideration may be given to candidates who do not possess the required educational qualifications but who can demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have 3 years' experience to include a - d outlined above.

If you are interested and meet all essential criteria please apply via the link.

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