Payroll Manager JVB B2

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Taunton, Somerset
£31,589 (pro rata) plus excellent benefits
20 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

We are looking for a knowledgeable and professional Payroll Manager to join us at our award winning offices in Taunton, Somerset.

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is a great place in which to explore your career potential. We are recognised as global leaders, providing high quality marine geospatial data to seafaring industries and develop products that are used to navigate the waters safely. Our work is not only interesting but also makes a real difference across the world.

The successful candidate will be managing the UKHO payroll function and ensuring the timely, as well as accurate payment of salaries, taxable allowances and expense claims.  Using an expert knowledge of pensions, HMRC PAYE, you will advise UKHO staff, statutory authorities and voluntary deduction bodies. Holding sole responsibility for day to day payroll and pension decisions, you will also manage all tax end of year activities and provide accurate financial information.  

You will need to be an expert in managing payroll and maintaining day to day controls, month end and postings to the financial ledgers.  As a customer facing individual, you will be able to build effective working relationships and advise a variety of stakeholders. An up to date knowledge of laws, practice and governance, as well as the ability to build and maintain robust audit trails is also a key aspect of this role.  

While our projects are career-defining, the work/life balance that we can offer you is equally exceptional. From flexitime and flexible working, various training opportunities and a brand- new office that is designed to give our employees the best possible working environment, the opportunities open to you at UKHO are hard to beat.

Application process

For further information on the responsibilities of this role and how to successfully evidence the following criteria, we strongly recommend visiting our website by clicking the apply button.  

Please send a copy of your CV and covering letter that demonstrates how you meet the criteria specified in the shortlist section below. We use the Civil Service Success profiles to assess all candidates.  


You will be short-listed against the following criteria:


› Previous experience of running a payroll in a complex organisation with 500+ employees.

› Experience of using commercial payroll system(s) including reporting and configuration.


› Detailed knowledge and understanding of Tax, NIC and other statutory deductions/ payment and reporting requirements.

› Specialist knowledge of pensions administration.

› Excellent attention to detail.


You will be interviewed against the following criteria:


› Previous experience of running a payroll in a complex organisation with 500+ employees


› Ability to plan and organise work effectively.

› Ability to think ahead, to anticipate risks and problems before they occur.

› Ability to provide excellent customer service.


› Making effective decisions

› Communicating and influencing


Closing dates for applications: 12 noon on 1 July 2019.