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Payroll Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/2920/14396
  • Published: Tue 01/06/2021, 12:04 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,943 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Leatherhead

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Payroll Officer

The starting salary for this position is £21,943 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. This is a 12 months fixed term contract. 

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our busy Payroll & Employee Services team as a Payroll & Employee Services Officer. This team sits within Business Operations which is the integrated business support and transaction service that offers a range of services covering HR, Payroll, Finance and Procurement to Surrey County Council.

You will be working as a key part of the Payroll & Employee Services Team. The team provides payroll and employee services to over 40,000 employees including Surrey employees, schools and local academies.

We are looking for customer focused individuals to support a variety of Payroll & HR administration transactional activities. In this role, you will ensure general administrative tasks such as input of contractual changes and data input, are completed accurately and to set deadlines.

You should be able to prove your attention to detail and ability to maintain high standards of accuracy under pressure. You will be required to demonstrate your use of Microsoft office, especially Excel, as well as your ability to follow procedures and work to deadlines.

You should be educated to GCSE level or equivalent and have some office-based experience and a desire to work in a fast-paced team environment.

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

  • Experience of working within a fast-paced environment that is deadline driven
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service
  • Be able to demonstrate good IT skills, including Outlook, Word and Excel and be numerate

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

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This job advert closes at 23:59 on 20/06/2021 with interviews to follow.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jane Foster via email at

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of 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.