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Payroll Administrator

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£22.995 - £24.258
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Finance, Human Resources
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our in-house payroll team for a Payroll Administrator.  Reporting to the Payroll Team Leader you will contribute to the efficient and effective preparation and processing of a comprehensive payroll service.

Who we are looking for:

This is a challenging opportunity which will allow the selected candidate to be fully trained in the area of payroll. The role involves working on a busy payroll team which is responsible for processing end to end payroll to employees working for the Royal Borough of Greenwich as well as a number of other organisations. Good communication skills will be required so that you can deal with staff and officers who work for the council. 

A good head for figures and the ability to use and interrogate IT systems accurately and input data quickly but accurately will be required.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work accurately, plan and prioritise their own work and achieve deadlines and targets.

We are keen to hear from experienced payroll professionals or those who have an interest in developing payroll knowledge. The successful candidate should have a can do attitude and are highly motivated and committed to providing an excellent and proactive service in line with statutory and operational deadlines. 

You will have excellent communication skills and effective time management skills, being able to work under pressure with minimum supervision.  You will also have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and have a high level of numeracy focussed on accuracy and attention to detail.  It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding of data protection and the importance of maintaining confidentiality


The role is based at the Woolwich Centre and is fully office based.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Kelly Scotford ;     020 8921 6949  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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