HR, L&D and Head Office


Location: Rainford Salary: £26,000
Sector: HR, L&D and Head Office Type: Contract - Fixed Term
Contact: Kieron Smithson Published: 18 days ago

 Payroll & HR administrator
12-month contract to cover maternity leave.
Rainford – Some travel in the future, must be able to drive

This is an exciting full-time role in a well-respected retail & sales business. You will be utilising your expertise in payroll, on boarding of employees, and succession planning to improve the full life cycle of its' employees. The role requires a comprehensive HR background as well as confident and competent payroll.
The jobholder will be expected to work in an efficient and accurate manner, ensuring confidentiality at all times. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years HR and payroll experience, with a friendly and personable nature, you will need to support a broad range of staff whilst reporting directing to the Financial Director.

  • Deal with all first line queries for HR, escalating when required, ensuring we as team deliver great service

  • Working closely with various departments, assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures

  • Maintaining 250+ employee records

  • Interpreting and advising on employment law

  • Dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures

  • Support and advise employees on various issues.

  • Ensuring accurate recording of changes to contracts across the business.

  • Complete all HR letters such as disciplinary, amendment to terms and conditions, reference letters, etc.

  • Participate in HR projects when required.

  • Attend meetings and note take when required (some travel required)

  • Ensure compliance with right to work policy

  • Management of Personnel Data and all HR compliance.

  • Processing the company payroll monthly, including;

    • Administration of all HMRC documents (P45,P60, etc.)

    • Attachment of earnings and other statutory additions and deductions

    • Administration of company auto-enrolment pension scheme

    • Contact point for HMRC and Pension advisers

    • Calculating commissions where relevant

    • Administration of Company Benefits.

    • Maintains payroll processing system and records by gathering, calculating, and inputting data

    • Answers staff questions about wages, deductions, attendance, etc.

    • Handles changes in exemptions, job status, and job titles

    • Adheres to payroll policies and procedures and complies with relevant law

    • Identifies, investigates, and resolves discrepancies in payroll records

    • Honours confidentiality of employees' pay records

    • Completes payroll reports for record-keeping purposes or managerial review

  • Additional tasks as required

Skills Required:

  • Business awareness and management skills

  • Organisational skills and the ability to understand detailed information

  • IT and numeracy skills, with strong IT skills required if managing/operating computerised payroll and HR systems

  • Good computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with people at all levels

  • The ability to analyse, interpret and explain employment law

  • Integrity and approachability, as managers and staff must feel able to discuss sensitive and confidential issues with you

  • Curiosity and a willingness to challenge decisions where necessary

  • Influencing and negotiating skills to implement personnel policies

  • Good time management and able to work at pace

  • Resilient, able to roll with the knocks and keep things moving forwards

  • Payroll experience is very much preferred but could be trained for the right person

  • Knowledge of statutory obligations

  • Good knowledge of HR practices and ideally a CIPD qualification

  • Strong work ethic and an ability to work with minimal supervision

Overall you must be patient & persistent, with an attention to detail and accuracy with an aptitude for learning

The Candidate:
Previous HR experience is essential and Payroll experience is very much preferred, as the HR Adviser will be a unique and stand-alone position. You will be a strong personality who can hold their own.
The ideal candidate will have a CIPD Level 5 or be working towards this and have ideally come from an autonomous or stand-alone position previously.
Experience in a commercial, results orientated business with a strong performance culture would be advantageous.