Maidstone, Kent
SALARY: £42,799 - £46,768
13 Oct 2021
10 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time



SALARY: £42,799 - £46,768

Pride in our Borough: A Borough that works for everyone

The Payroll team are responsible for running payrolls for Maidstone, Swale and Dartford councils. The post holder will be based at Maidstone although there will be some requirement to travel between Sittingbourne and Dartford.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong payroll professional to join the HR Shared Service who will have responsibility for leading and coaching the Payroll Team and ensuring the delivery of a high-quality payroll service for all three organisations. You will also act as the internal expert on business functionality for the HR/Payroll system (iTrent) for payroll processing and system configuration. Experience of using integrated Payroll/HR system is essential and experience of the MidlandHR iTrent system would be advantageous.

Reporting into the Head of HR Shared Services you will have experience of operating at a senior level with responsibility for managing and developing a small payroll team.  The payroll team sits within the wider HR department and you will be expected to work closely with colleagues in both HR and Finance and to build strong working relationships with other key stakeholders across the shared services.  You will be responsible for the day to day running of payroll, providing specialist advice, guidance, and interpretation on pay and related legislative matters in order to provide an efficient and cost-effective payroll service. You will also be expected to provide advice with regards to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

You will help to manage, maintain and develop the payroll system to ensure its accuracy, relevance and security of data in line with changes to regulations, policy and statistical requirements such as pension returns and all legislative requirements.  Therefore, good working knowledge Microsoft products such as Word and Excel are essential.  You will also be required to run and create reports through our reporting tool of SAP Business Objects.

The successful candidate will have exceptional knowledge in payroll legislation, taxation and national insurance rules as well as strong problem solving, numeracy and communication skills. 

Candidates must be a member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) or equivalent body and will ideally hold a CIPP qualification; Grade 5 or above and with significant experience of managing a payroll function.

The role allows hybrid working with opportunities to work remotely and from the council offices.

Maidstone Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply for the position please click on the "apply now" button;

Closing Date: Monday 1 November 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

Council Benefits:  career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, hybrid working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.

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