Payroll Administrator

  • Job Reference: 431556388-2
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Berry Recruitment
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Salary: £9.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Berry Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Payroll Administrator for one of their NHS clients based in Southampton.

Role Overview
To be the first point of contact for all clients and their employees, providing a service that assists with timely and accurate payments. To carry out all tasks within SLA time scales, following procedures, ensuring audit trails are maintained and spot checked for compliance. Delivering excellent customer service and the required results to support KPI's by maintaining the key responsibilities. Dealing with highly sensitive and confidential personal information. The Employment Services Desk Operative reports to the Employment Services Desk Team Leader. As the initial point of contact for all clients and a support service for the Payroll, Pensions and Recruitment Teams, the Employment Services Desk has to be knowledgeable and flexible in their approach.

Key Responsibilities
Responsible for dealing effectively with queries from customers (both internal and external) by telephone, email or in person, at all times conveying a professional and efficient attitude following customer service standards.
To resolve as many, if not all, queries as possible during the initial contact
To be proactive to customer needs and actively participate in customer service improvement
Achieving standards set within the SLA for KPI needs on behalf of all trusts
To provide clear, concise and accurate information to clients, their employees and third parties ensuring at all times that a positive and professional manner is deployed.
Follow the guidelines laid out under the Data Protection Act
Be proactive in ensuring that payroll staff achieve Key Performance Indicators in respect of call resolution
Maintain a basic awareness of statutory regulations in respect of National and Local deductions from pay such as PAYE and NI.
To construct suitable responses to queries from staff, HMRC and other outside organizations verbal and written.
Flexibly process multiple enquiries on multi customer payrolls.
Adherence to NHS SBS internal policies
Compliance to Departmental Internal Controls and the financial framework determined by the Client.

Essential Skills
Good standard of Education in English and Mathematics, preferably with GCSE level A-C, or NVQ 2 qualification in Payroll or Suitable experience in an office/payroll/finance environment
The ability to work in a team
Excellent Customer Service Skills
Numerate and methodical
Good PC skills, using Microsoft word, Excel and the ability to input from basic data source and produce basic spreadsheets
The ability to multitask
The ability to prioritise
Basic understanding of Time Management.
Understanding of performance targets
Previous experience of working in an Customer service environment
Experience with handling telephone calls and emails
Previous Call Centre experience or working in a fast paced work environment


Desirable Skills
Able to analyse situations and explain to individuals in a variety of ways where necessary
Standard Health & Safety manual handling skill.
Previous experience resolving basic pay enquiries
Worked with a range of different terms and conditions
Worked on a shared services platform before
Basic understanding of Payroll processes and deadlines
Has an awareness of the law relating to payroll (i.e. data protection)
Aware of PAYE, National Insurance and NHS Pension Scheme#
NVQ 2 qualification in Payroll

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job.