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Payroll Team Leader

Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom £24,907 £30,615 pa
Permanent & Full-time NHS_CgsxmTJYyxYZ

Payroll Team Leader

Job Reference: 320-TWS-0413

Employer: Department: Payroll Location: Cross Site: London Road Community Hospital / Sites in Derbyshire, Derby Salary: £24,907 £30,615 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;

There is no better time to join us, as we are currently expanding our services and growing our team.

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as a Payroll Team Leader (37.5 hours per week) who can bring significant prior payroll experience to hit the ground running and join our strong team of 18 exceptional payroll staff.

The Pay & Pensions Department provides the in house Payroll and Pension facility for over 13,000 members of staff. We produce around 120,204 payslips per annum, including both weekly and monthly payrolls.

We are looking for a knowledgeable individual who has a great mind for numbers, excellent analytical skills and has previous supervisor experience to manage team members and delegate workloads

As a Payroll Team Leader, you will be responsible along with three other Payroll Team Leaders for the day to day management of the Pay Team, processing a number of monthly and weekly payrolls, manipulating and uploading data from Excel on to our ESR systems.

Your remit will include producing pre, post and ad hoc payroll reports as well as assisting with balancing and reconciliations of payroll. You should have a pleasant telephone manner and be able to deal with difficult calls if necessary.

You will be people focused, have good organisational and time management skills to co-ordinate incoming work and assisting the Pay Team in order to ensure deadlines are met.

The payroll system used is a dedicated NHS system; Electronic Staff Record (ESR) this is an Oracle based system, which would make any experience of Oracle or ESR use a distinct advantage. We also process a number of smaller payrolls using SAGE.

However experience with these specific systems is not essential and we welcome experience of using any other payroll system.

Key Requirements
  • A high level of payroll knowledge, previous payroll experience and experience of using a payroll system is essential
  • A good understanding of statutory legislation together with a sound knowledge of IT is essential.
  • Academic qualification to GCSE standards with good passes in Mathematics and English
  • You should ideally be able to use Word, Excel and Outlook
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: 21 October 2020

Interview date: 3 November 2020

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. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or are shielding 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 Worforce 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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