We are looking for a Payroll Officer to manage the monthly HR payroll activities ensuring accurate data is provided to our finance department and third-party providers.

Key information:
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
Hours: Monday-Friday 37.5 hours
Contract type: Permanent - full-time
Job description: Payroll Officer job description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 90 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our support team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. We are situated on 50 acres of parkland with various facilities including accommodation for our young people, a school with a wide range of facilities and offices.

The role of Payroll Officer

As a Payroll Officer you will be responsible for entering payroll data into the payroll spreadsheet which will include preparing manual calculations for salary changes, starters and leavers. 

You will be expected to review sickness reports from the HR System and Managers to ensure unpaid sickness is included on the payroll spreadsheet for deduction.

As part of your role you will prepare monthly payroll for sign off by Leadership Team.

You should be able to communicate at all levels and be the point of contact for payroll related queries and responding within a timely manner.

Please read the full job description for further information.


The role is suitable for someone who is an outstanding communicator with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, as well as understanding the importance of confidentiality and proven payroll experience.

Our ideal candidate will have a focus on delivering results, teamwork and experience working in a similar role.


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 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

Application links: 
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Contact us about this role

t: 01635 247202

e: [email protected]

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 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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