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Payroll Specalist
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/2920/11940
  • Published: Thu 21/01/2021, 11:43 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/02/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,641 - £27,641 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames

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Payroll Specalist

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our busy Payroll & Employee Services teams as a Payroll Specialist.

You will be working as a key part of the Orbis partnership within Business Operations, which encompasses Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. The purpose of this partnership is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers by increasing efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology.

Business Operations is the integrated business support and transaction service which offers a range of services covering HR, Payroll, Finance and Procurement to all the partners within Orbis.

You will be working as a key part of the Payroll & Employee Services within Business Operations.  The team provide payroll and employee services to over 40,000 employees.  This includes Surrey employees, schools and local academies.

The Specialist is a pro-active role, forming close working relationships with Customers, Service staff, Specialists from other disciplines and external organisations, as well as dealing with referrals from the 1st line support staff.  Working under the direction and guidance of their Hub Team Leader the specialist will organise their own workload.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working with SAP payroll or another ERP system would be an advantage
  • In-depth knowledge of payroll, ideally within education
  • Understanding of the importance of accuracy in transactional areas
  • High level of computer literacy, including all Microsoft office products
  • Intermediate excel skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, and follow procedures
  • Ability to apply quality standards to all tasks undertaken
  • Excellent communications skills

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description.

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This position is initially based at home but the main office will be in Surrey once we have relocated from County Hall, Kingston.

Additional Information

Where possible, we offer flexible working. 26 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

The advert closes at 23:59 14.02.2021​, Interview dates to be confirmed.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact  Jane Foster at We look forward to receiving your application. 

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