Payroll & Pensions Officer

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 3 (£20,001 - £25,775) per annum / pro rata
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Part Time
Hours: 37 and 18 hours per week available.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 22/07/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: BS026AL

We are currently recruiting for a Payroll & Pensions Officer to be responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive payroll service in a timely and accurate manner, whilst processing and checking any necessary reports.

Please note we are looking for part time and full time applicants as part of this recruitment.

Ensure good communication with all managers, staff and stakeholders, providing a high level of customer service and resolving queries efficiently and effectively so payments are accurate.

Demonstrate organisational skills, prioritise workloads.  Promote, review, quality assure, and develop the service to meet the needs and demands of all the service users.

To provide interpretation and guidance on the operation and implementation of regulations and statutory requirements in relation to payroll provision.

Manage own workload, whilst working as a team to ensure that cover is provided at all times and priorities are identified with appropriate steps taken to meet conflicting demands.

Working with other teams to ensure pensions administration is carried out on a timely basis and in line with current best practice.

To maintain confidentiality in line with the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at all times

Essential Qualifications

  • Good general level of education (4 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English or demonstrable relevant experience)  

Essential Experience

  • Experience of working in a Payroll environment
  • An extensive understanding of the relevant legislation relating to the specific area of work such as PAYE, Pension, and Payroll reconciliation
  • Demonstrable technical/specialist/policy & procedural knowledge which can be applied across a wide range of activities. Ability to complete a range of complex tasks such as detailed assessments and calculations

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Sarah Saunders on 01634 332217.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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