HR Payroll Specialist – 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Full Time
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HR Payroll Specialist – 12-month Fixed Term Contract

As a Barclays HR Payroll Specialist, you will become part of our team where you will be using your skills to take care of the end-to-end Lifecycle activities including all payroll activity for our employees across the EME Region. You will be based in our strategic HR site in Northampton and as part of the HR Operations team, you will be at the heart of HR providing consistent, effective, and high-quality service to our managers and colleagues. 

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
•    Managing quality, accuracy and delivery of the Payroll Service, including management of third party suppliers who provide outsourced services
•    Ensuring that the Payroll Service is compliant with local legislative requirements and that that it operates within Barclays Policy and Framework agreements
•    Handling and leading both statutory/ legislative and business-requested changes to payroll and time systems
•    Updating and submitting monthly payroll within the agreed payroll timescales to the payroll vendor and perform timely and accurate reconciliation 
•    Commencing the period payroll run to calculate pay and deductions for the period to determine the net amounts to pay to employees
•    Balancing of the GL (General ledger) and other associated activities with Finance team

What we’re looking for:
•    Experience of working within a high-volume complex Payroll department
•    Customer service and stakeholder management experience 
•    Ability to work under pressure, coordinate and prioritise activities, along with self-discipline and motivation
•    Capability to multitask under pressure whilst maintaining high quality delivery

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Experience in using HR/ Payroll applications and systems
•    Proven experience of HR/ Payroll operations processes
•    Advanced Excel skills 
•    Knowledge of any European language would be an advantage

Where will you be working?
Northampton is the birthplace of Barclaycard in 1966 and we've been based in Pavilion Drive since the building opened in 1997. We purchased the building from the landlord in early 2018 as a sign of our commitment to investment in Northampton. Plans to further develop this Campus-style location are under way to allow for a real collaborative work environment.  Based just off the A45 it is easily accessible by both car and bus routes.

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