Payroll and Pensions Manager, Covent Garden, London

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City LitCovent Garden, London

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


The Payroll Manager will be responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the College Payroll, working closely with the Human Resources team and managing a part time Payroll Officer. City Lit has a large pool of hourly paid staff who are paid on a fortnightly basis and c250 employees paid on a monthly basis. There are therefore at least three pay runs a month. Our employees are also eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, or the Local Government Pension Scheme and the Payroll team are responsible for the administration of these Schemes. We have recently implemented a new HR & Payroll system, Select HR and Select Pay and the post holder will be responsible for reviewing and documenting the new payroll processes in place. This is a hands-on role where the successful applicant will be involved in data processing and administrative work as well as the overall management of the function.


City Lit is London's largest provider of learning for adults, inspiring over 30,000 students a year and offering more then 5,000 courses. As a leader in our field, we have a reputation for delivering a high-quality student experience. However, our reach and impact within London is far reaching and through the support of our Community Outreach department extends beyond our campuses to bring City Lit’s teaching into the community. Working in partnership with community organisations across London we deliver bespoke projects that support individuals and communities to enrich and improve lives. In this role, you’ll be at the heart of the employee experience as you provide vital support that will make a huge impact on the success of our Finance department and truly contribute to being part of our continued journey of where London learns.


  • Proven experience of running a payroll      function in a medium sized organisation
  • Varied and strong experience of using different      payroll software
  • Implementing and reviewing payroll      processes to ensure they are in line with best practice
  • Line management experience
  • Up to date knowledge of current payroll      and pension legislation
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering a high-quality      customer service
  • Knowledge of manual calculations and      payroll theory
  • Previous experience of pensions scheme      administration, in particular Teacher Pension Scheme and Local Government      Pension Scheme
  • Previous experience of auto-enrolment


As an employee at City Lit you will enjoy a generous holiday entitlement of 35 days plus bank holidays, automatic enrolment to a contributory workplace pension scheme, 85% discount on City Lit Courses and a season ticket loan facility. There is also a wide range of professional development opportunities to support your career path. 


Please complete our online application form using the following web link: 

Closing Date: 23:59, Sunday 19 August 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 05 September 2018

City Lit promotes and values equality and diversity.

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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7492 2600