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Senior Payroll and Systems Officer
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/2214/28659
  • Published: Fri 18/11/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/12/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £28,226 to £32,798 dependent on experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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Senior Payroll and Systems Officer

Job introduction

Do you have Payroll and Pensions expertise? Can you support the delivery of continuous improvement and develop technology to enhance business processes? If so, we'd like to hear from you.....

This role is to support the Payroll & Pensions teams through the initial stages of procuring an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, with the view to replace our current Payroll, Finance and HR Systems. The successful applicant will maintain the payroll management system to ensure data accurately reflects staff terms and conditions of employment and staff are paid accurately and on time.

Fixed term for: 12 months 

This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.

Interview date: 16 to 20 December 2022

For further information about the role, please contact Clare Penfold - Senior Payroll and Systems Officer at

About the role

Can you communicate effectively with a diverse group of internal and external customers? Can you prioritise tasks and work accurately under pressure and within prescribed deadlines? Do you like a challenge and are you a keen problem solver? If so, we think you might be a suitable candidate for joining our Payroll & Pensions teams as a Senior Officer.

As part of our high volume, fast paced Payroll & Pensions team you will be supporting a range of processes and play a key part in keeping operational performance at a high standard, developing efficient processes, and ensuring data is accurate and consistently maintained .

Any business process mapping or process improvement skills or knowledge would be an advantage and if you have transferable skills from your current or previous roles we'd love to hear from you. 

The role is based within a dynamic team and will require attention to detail and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Excellent communication skills are a must. You’ll be supported by friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced colleagues to be a success in the role. We’ll offer you on the job training to get you up to speed on existing systems, processes and procedures. 

We can offer you a flexible approach to working, combining home working and office working to suit both your needs, and the needs of the business.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (