We are looking for a Payroll Officer - responsibilities include managing the monthly payroll activities ensuring accurate data is provided to finance and third-party providers.

  • Based onsite at one location, RG18 9NU (Nr Newbury)
  • Previous payroll experience is essential
  • Good knowledge of HR/Payroll systems and Microsoft Excel

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Key information:
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum (dependent on qualification and experience
Hours: Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours (potential for one WFH day per week on successful completion of probation)
Contract type: Permanent - full-time

Job description

The role of Payroll Officer

The Payroll Officer’s responsibilities include managing the monthly payroll activities ensuring accurate data is provided to finance and third-party providers. Support with the administration and promotion of our employee benefits and recognition schemes.

Accountabilities include:

  • Entering payroll data into the payroll spreadsheet which will include preparing manual calculations for salary changes, starters, and leavers.
  • Review sickness reports from the HR System and Managers to ensure unpaid sick-ness is included on the payroll spreadsheet for deduction.
  • Maintain up-to-date records and files of the monthly payroll changes in readiness for annual auditing.
  • Prepare monthly payroll for sign-off by Leadership Team.
  • Provide Finance with payroll reports at the end of each month.
  • Carry out monthly analysis of payments relating to absence each month.

There is also an element of benefits administration accountabilities which would include liaising with new starters and leavers, ensuring relevant information is shared across our site, making sure new starters are aware and utilise the benefit platform, approving childcare voucher amendments and coordinating the administration for nominations, long service awards, recognition awards and Christmas vouchers and support the Reward and Recognition Manager with other various ad hoc tasks.

To be successful in this position you would need previous experience of HR / Payroll systems, strong organisational and time management skills, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff (verbal and written) with good attention to detail.

Please read the full job description for further information.

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CIPP or equivalent qualification preferred but not essential.


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within three working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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t: 01635 247202

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All positions at Prior's Court are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.

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