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Senior Payroll Administrator

Employer
Laing O'Rourke
Location
Dartford, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

Job Details

Senior Payroll Administrator

Head Office - Dartford, Kent

Laing O'Rourke is an innovative, forward thinking Construction and Engineering business with a name dating back to 1848. We are the largest privately-owned construction business in the UK.

Our UK central payroll team is seeking a Senior Payroll Administrator to join the team based in our Head Office in Dartford, Kent. The purpose of the role is to ensure all staff are paid accurately and on time while providing an exceptional level of customer service. You will support with the development of the function's processes and procedures, while supporting change and innovation.

In this position you will work as part of a dedicated team and take ownership and responsibility for delivering payroll on a timely basis. Your duties will require you to process new starters, leavers, timesheets, statutory payments, termination payments and costing. Additionally, you will run reports, analyse, sanity check and ensure payroll remains internally and externally compliant. Other duties include ensuring third party suppliers are serviced efficiently to deadlines and support with general housekeeping and administrative duties to ensure department remains efficient, effective and professional.

About You

You will be an excellent communicator in all situations as you will need to meet Shareholders and Auditors expectations in relation to governance of pay. You will have the ability and confidence to challenge in a professional and constructive manner. Knowledge of excel, pivot tables and v-look ups, iTrent or similar systems is desirable.
  • Experience of paying medium/large transient workforce
  • Understand the complexities of different working rules i.e., Agreements/ TUPE/ Pension/ Unions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with good interpersonal skills.
Laing O'Rourke are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality - this is what our clients want. And at Laing O'Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it. Laing O'Rourke's story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the 'Offer an interview scheme'. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

We want to ensure our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you need the application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process, please email resourcingteam@laingorourke.com

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Company

Laing O'Rourke image

We are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality – this is what our clients want. And at Laing O'Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it. Laing O'Rourke's story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

“As an engineering enterprise, Laing O'Rourke is committed to playing a vital role in building a stronger and more sustainable economy that benefits society in general.”

Ray O’Rourke KBE, Chief Executive Officer

Our Origin Story:

Diversity & Inclusion:

​​Laing O'Rourke is committed to inclusion; an employer that maintains the highest standard of employment practice and one which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. 

Laing O'Rourke believes that when we go to work, we should feel we are going to a place where we are accepted, understood and valued and that we should make others we work with feel this way too.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SUB COMMITTEES

Laing O'Rourke have ten Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittees.  The purpose of the diversity and inclusion sub-committees is to offer a safe and supportive environment to listen and share personal experiences and insights, as well as play a sympathetic role for each other. 

The sub-committees help to drive education, events and initiatives across the organisation as well as help colleagues to understand their purpose. 

Current subcommittees include Dis-Ability, Carers, Ethnicity, Gender, Families that live abroad, LGBTQ+, Women & Menopause, & Working Families.

Support for Disabled Employees:

  • LOR recruitment, HR Teams, Leadership and management have undertaken disability awareness trainingand are eager to provide an inclusive and accessibility experience to job applicants and new colleagues
  • LOR Dis-ABILITY Subcommittee is an Employee Network Group of colleagues passionate about disability inclusion. Its aims are to raise awareness and remove barriers around disability, neurodiversity and long term health conditions to support creating an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.
  • Disability Confident Leaders – We are using the requirements of the government scheme to create an inclusive environment for disabled job applicants and existing colleagues.
  • LOR are members of the Business Disability Forum, giving access to a wide range of resources and information. Our line managers have access to their best practice guides and confidential support line.
  • LOR are partnering with Even Break to have access to exemplary advice around disability inclusion.

Sustainability:

In April 2021 Laing O’Rourke announced new global sustainability targets.  These include:

  • Operational net zero by 2030
  • To be a net zero company by 2050
  • By 2033 to achieve equal gender balance across currently 5,500 international staff

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Pension – basic and enhanced schemes 
  • Health and Wellbeing 
  • Virtual GP 
  • Health Assessment (Age 50+)
  • Equal Parenthood Leave 
  • First 26 weeks full pay, 13 weeks half pay 
  • Phased return to work (80% of working week for 100% pay)
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Annual Leave 
  • 5 days leave extra can be purchased
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Allowances – car or transport allowance, depending on role/grade 
  • Income Protection 
  • Voluntary Benefits 
  • Voluntary Dental Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critic Illness Insurance 
  • Insurances 
  • Life Assurance Scheme 
  • Personal Accident & Injury Cover

Links:

https://www.laingorourke.com/company/sustainability/investing-in-diversity-and-inclusion/

https://www.laingorourke.com/company/sustainability/

https://www.laingorourke.com/company/sustainability/for-our-people/

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