The starting salary for this role is £21,943 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our busy Payroll and Employee Services team as a Payroll Officer on a six-month fixed-term contract, or secondment for internal staff.
In this role you will be working as a key part of the Business Operations directorate. Business Operations is an integrated business support and transaction service which offers a range of services covering HR, Payroll, Finance and Procurement within Surrey County Council.
The Payroll and Employee Services team provide payroll and employee services to over 40,000 employees. This includes Surrey employees, schools and local academies.
We need customer focused individuals to support a variety of Payroll transactional activities to ensure timely and accurate payment is made to individuals and our customers are supported throughout their payroll experience.
In this role you will create, maintain and process documentation, records and data to agreed procedures and standards. With a strong focus on continuous improvement, you will contribute to and recommend changes and improvements to develop the level of service provided by the team to our customers.
To be successful in this role, we ask that you are able to prove your attention to detail and ability to maintain high standards of accuracy under pressure. You will demonstrate your use of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, as well as your ability to follow procedures and work to tight deadlines.
This role requires previous Payroll experience or proven experience in a numeracy or mathematical related field or studies. You will also have a desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Numeracy skills
- Experience of working within a fast-paced environment that is deadline driven, whilst maintaining accuracy
- Excellent customer service skills
- Good IT skills, including Outlook, Word and Excel
- Ability to work as a team and on own initiative
- Attention to detail
- A positive, can-do attitude
- Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
In return we will offer you on-the-job training, a varied working day, flexible working, staff benefits, a generous pension scheme and 26 days annual leave per annum (pro-rata) plus bank holidays.
This role is open to remote working meaning that, although we do ask that you work from the office weekly, you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert will close at 23:59 on 22nd May 2022.
This is a 6 month fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity.
For an informal discussion, please contact Annette Hunter via email at Annette.email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.