Payroll Consultant (part time)
Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.
Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.
Your new role
This is a great opportunity for a Payroll Consultant to join our HR and Payroll services team on a part time (30 hours) and fixed term contract basis (until 31/08/2023). This role is based within a friendly team, and it will be offered on a flexible and hybrid working basis.
As a Payroll Consultant, you will support and assist a high quality and efficient development, HR and Payroll service to all Departments within the Council and other external customers by anticipating issues arising and finding ways to remedy them. You will assist the Payroll Consultants, Payroll & Pension Manager and HR Service Manager, Analytics and Payroll in ensuring that all HR and Payroll transactions are processed in an efficient, effective and timely manner with minimum supervision but within the context of priorities of the HR & Payroll service.
You will also compile and monitor employee records and the HR/Payroll system, maintaining the quality and accuracy of data, and assist in the provision of management information as required by customers or National and statutory bodies, within the relevant targets and deadlines. You will assist in the implementation of policies and processes that maximise the effectiveness of the integrated HR/Payroll system as directed and also ensure that all Payroll and HR transactions are processed in an efficient, effective and timely manner.
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What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, you must have good working knowledge of payroll processes, procedures and the legislation or relevant finance experience. Experience in prioritising and managing a number of issues at one time as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines is essential for this role. Excellent communication and interpersonal skill are vital for this role as you will be liaising with variety of stakeholders.
It is essential that the successful candidate possesses a payroll qualification (or is working towards obtaining a qualification) or has worked previously in a similar role.
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea City Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
"Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit