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Payroll Administrator

Northumberland County Council
£20,444 - £22,129
Closing date
10 Jul 2022
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The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:

The role

On the Payroll team the role will involve being the main point of contact for several establishments undertaking their payroll administration. 

You will be involved in all aspects of pay, pensions, and benefits. This is an exciting opportunity in an ever-changing payroll environment where you will continue to learn and develop your skills and experience, with opportunity for career progression

We are looking for a dedicated individual who can demonstrate the ability to organise and prioritise workloads, work under pressure to deadlines with conflicting demands and deal confidently with a full range of requests responding in a mature and courteous manner in sometimes difficult situations. You must have a good general level of education demonstrating numeracy and literacy, NVQ Level 2 standard or equivalent.

We are offering:

  • A starting salary of £20,444 (Band 4 £20,444 - £22129)
  • 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
  • Flexible working arrangements  
  • Current working arrangements involve a Hybrid approach (working from both home and within the office based at County Hall Morpeth)  

Essential requirements:

We are seeking an experienced payroll officer with knowledge in one or more key areas of Payroll such as PAYE, National Insurance, pension legislation and customer service delivery to work in our busy Payroll team. You will have good working knowledge of payroll and staffing related policies, administrative practices and procedures.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact or for an informal discussion.

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