HR & Payroll Manager

£34000 - £37800

Our client is seeking to appoint a competent, socially-adept individual to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of a range of personnel administration, information and advisory services as HR & Payroll Manager!

Location: Arnold, Nottingham

Salary: £34,000 - £37,800 per annum



  • Act as a single point of contact for managers
  • Pro actively support the delivery of HR processes at the managers side
  • Manage complex and difficult HR Projects cross-functionally
  • Ensure compliance with DBS checking, immigration requirements, work permit checking and maintenance of a single central record in accordance with current legislation
  • Maintain an overview of staffing and organisational changes through post changes, new starters, leavers, employment of casual, temporary and fixed term staff
  • To lead the agenda for overall staff well-being
  • Oversee the entire recruitment process
  • Manage the process for support staff recruitment and selection, reference follow up and the administration of processes for grading new vacant posts and re-grading existing posts
  • Management of the organisational charts ensuring any changes to structure are in accordance with polices, maintaining an overview of staffing and organisational changes through post changes, new starters, leavers, employment of casual, temporary and fixed term staff
  • Manage the process for all staff induction
  • Co-ordination and organisation of in-house induction, professional development and training of staff
  • Responsibility for recording, reporting and monitoring staff absence
  • Support the development of employment policies and procedures in relation to HR Management
  • Develop and improve HR management systems and document processes
  • Manage the administrative processes for support staff performance management and appraisal, drafting policies and delivering training for staff on these processes where necessary
  • Co-ordination and planning of whole staff CPD and training ensuring complete records are maintained on HR Database

Payroll & Pensions

  • Manage the Payroll/Pensions administration service, liaising with the outsourced 3rd Party Payroll Provider
  • Develop systems to process payroll account transactions (e.g. salaries, benefits, garnishments, deductions, taxes and third party payments)
  • Oversee processing of payroll changes (e.g. new hires, terminations, raises) and system upgrade
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and internal policies
  • Supervise and coach payroll officers
  • Collaborate with Human Resources (HR) and accounting teams
  • Resolve issues and answer payroll/pensions-related questions from employees
  • Responsible for ensuring the preparation and the submission of annual returns in conjunction with third party payroll provider
  • Oversee the collation and submission of missing pension service details to TP for employees, ex-employees on 3rd party payroll systems


  • CIPD Level 7 is ESSENTIAL
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a HR Manager
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE's A* - C including English, Maths or equivalent
  • Experience of relevant Payroll Systems
  • Experience of Statutory pension requirements and returns
  • Basic understanding of Employment Law
  • Experience of working with third party service providers
  • Organised with good attention to detail and experience of managing electronic and paper filing systems
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Excel
  • Experience of working in a school or other educational setting is an advantage
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to cope effectively in a busy, demanding role
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and third party service providers
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written

Please only apply for this position if you can evidence, on your CV, the essential elements of the post.

Should this not be the case, you will only receive an automatically generated email response to your application with no further communication.