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Payroll Manager

South Thames CollegeMorden

The South Thames Colleges Group are now looking for a Payroll Manager to support the Head of Payroll Services for the Group. As Payroll Manager, you will ensure that each stage of the payroll is appropriately administered, and that accurate and timely payroll transactions are processed for staff. 


Allocating work to Payroll Officers and utilising the Cascade system, you will monitor the interface between the HR and Payroll systems to ensure that data entered by HR is correctly and appropriately integrated and processed by Cascade Payroll. You will liaise with colleagues in the HR team to ensure the accurate flow of information in respect of staff changes, including new starters and leavers, and support the Head of Payroll Services with the monthly salary reconciliation process, ensuring the required payments are made to HMRC, the pension providers and other statutory bodies and organisations.


Do you have a Foundation Degree in Payroll Management or an equivalent level Payroll qualification? Do you have previous Payroll experience and at a supervisory level? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you!


We’re looking for an individual who has excellent numerical and analytical skills and who can use IT at an advanced level. This should include experience of utilising computer systems to develop reports and enhance the provision of management information. With highly developed written and verbal communication skills and a strong customer focus, you will have the ability to work well as part of a team and with a wide range of staff at all levels within the organisation, maintaining effective relationships with external contacts. We need you to have knowledge of payroll and pensions regulations, processes and procedures and have experience in maintaining computerised payroll and human resources records.


A relevant pension qualification is highly desirable, as is experience of processing payroll for organisations in the education sector.


This role may involve travel between Kingston, Carshalton, Merton and South Thames Colleges. It will dictate a combination of homeworking and onsite attendance. Onsite attendance will predominantly be at Merton College.


Closing date for the return of completed applications is 25th April 2021


The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 37 days plus up to 7 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. This leave is all in addition to Bank Holiday entitlement. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.


South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.


We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.


When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.


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