Payroll Officer

Ref: 26920

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Resources Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 25/07/2021

Interview Dates: W/C 26/07/2021

Salary Range: £26,730 - £28,371


Harrow Council are currently recruiting for two Payroll Officers to join their Human Resources department to support the delivery of an effective and efficient schools payroll service, academies and any other payrolls administered by the council payroll team. The post holder will act as a first point of contact to handle and resolve payroll queries from managers and employees and external payroll customers.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

To be successful in this post, you will need to have the following skills and expertise:

  • Clear understanding of PAYE legislation and its application.
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of a range of local authority pay & conditions.
  • Clear understanding of the fundamentals of employment law and its application and practice.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office Tools including Word and Excel.
  • Proven experience gained in a payroll and HR administration environment.
  • Experience of delivering a quality, proactive and customer-focussed service.
  • Demonstrable ability to build effective working relationships.

Other information

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

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We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

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