Payroll Manager
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 407
  • Published: Mon 22/02/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/03/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager

£45,834 - £48,819pa


About us

OneSource is the in-house shared service function supporting both London Boroughs of Havering and Newham. Through our shared service model we provide a full range of back office services for the Boroughs consisting of; Exchequer and Transactional, Property and Asset Management, Legal and Governance, Procurement, Finance, Technology and Innovation, and HR & OD.  

The Payroll Manager oversees the Payroll services, being accountable to the Head of People Transactional Services. Supporting the function of OneSource, we want to ensure quality & consistency in payroll service delivery to all customers, including our partner councils and external organisations.

Leading operational and strategic improvements of the payroll function, you will contribute to our overarching vision, which is underpinned by our core objectives to drive council-wide improvements and nurture relationships with stakeholders, whilst developing & empowering teams to achieve operational excellence.

This role offers flexible working with the opportunity to work from home, with new modern technology in line with Smarter Working initiative.

The Payroll Manager has the opportunity to lead a team delivering a robust payroll service across two local authorities, and over 25 external clients. The role encourages a commercial mind-set, focusing on identifying and implementing system and process improvements throughout the service.

Responsible for the successful design and implementation of a variety of corporate projects, the role also offers an advisory service to senior managers and councillors on complex legislative issues, providing business intelligence to meet operational requirements.

Whilst leading on change initiatives, the Payroll Manager is crucial to developing, coaching and mentoring colleagues to ensure existing and new Payroll techniques are applied to maximise service delivery for our customers.

About You

You will have the opportunity to shape the future of the OneSource Payroll service. As a result we are looking for someone who is forward-thinking, ambitious and customer centric. With the ability to motivate teams and support senior members, you will have excellent people management and strategic leadership skills to influence service improvements and maximise efficiency.

You will also have experience of working within a similar role, with proven examples of delivering an exceptional payroll function. Working in a public sector environment you will have an understanding of the local government landscape, which will support your understanding of the various needs of the service.

To be shortlisted to interview, you must be able to clearly evidence the following areas within your application:

  • Experience of leading a Payroll Service across multiple payrolls
  • Knowledge of HMRC compliance and Statutory regulations
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload whilst meeting conflicting deadlines
  • Work flexibly in a fast-paced and changeable environment.
  • Ability to manage small /large scale changes
  • Great customer service and people skills

However, these are not the only skills we are looking for. To get more information about the role, please click below to view the Job Description and Person Specification.  

Further information

For more information about this role please contact the hiring manager James Cocks, Head of People Transactional Services at or 01708 432266.

This role will close on 15th March 2021 at 23:59.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier should we receive a high volume of applications that meet the shortlisting criteria.

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Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

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