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Payroll Manager

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
£41,292 to £50,034 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Human Resources
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Contract Type
Full time
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The Role

Does delivering high quality payroll services to our customers appeal to you?

Are you exceptionally good at building relationships with managers and employees?

Can you inspire, encourage and develop staff?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

We are looking to recruit a Payroll Manager on a full-time basis to join our amazing Payroll department and help play a central role in ensuring the smooth running of the department.

About the role

We have created a new Payroll Manager position to assist in the smooth running of the Payroll Teams. Our new Payroll Manager will work closely with, and report to the Head of Payroll, Transactions and Payments.

The Payroll team run a total of 12 high volume monthly payrolls with varying terms and conditions, thereby offering a variety of responsibilities and requiring a high level of competence.  As Payroll Manager you will be involved in various payroll related tasks, as well as projects that will include creating and rolling out enhanced reporting to the councils’ numerous payroll clients.

You will enjoy liaising with departmental managers and employees, resolving queries, as well as advising on statutory and technical payroll matters. The successful candidate will have a set of on-going responsibilities which will vary depending on the needs of the team, but will include:

  • Covering for Payroll Team Leaders during absences.
  • Direct responsibility for the processing of one or more payrolls as required.
  • Assisting in the quality assurance processes for payroll, transactions and payments.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement (no longer than two sides of A4) will clearly evidence:

  • A Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (or equivalent) payroll qualification.
  • Experience in processing and managing high volume payrolls, preferably on iTrent payroll software.
  • A good track record in the management of staff.
  • Knowledge of current legislation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous payroll experience in a Local Authority environment will be a strong advantage. 


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 5th December 2021
  • Shortlisting date: week commencing 6th December 2021
  • Interview date: week commencing 13th December 2021

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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