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Payroll Manager
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1947
  • Published: Mon 03/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager
£49,674 - £52,746 per annum

Newham OneSource

About us

OneSource is the in-house shared service partnership supporting both the London Boroughs of Havering and Newham. Through our shared service model we provide a full range of back office services for the Boroughs consisting of; Exchequer and Transactional, Property and Asset Management, Legal and Governance, Procurement, Finance, Technology and Innovation, and HR & OD.  

The Payroll Manager oversees the Payroll service in both Authorities, they are accountable to the Head of People Transactional Services. Supporting the function of OneSource, we want to deliver a high quality, consistent payroll service to all customers, including our partner councils and external organisations.

About the role

The Payroll Manager has the opportunity to lead a team delivering the payroll service across two local authorities, and 24 external clients. The role encourages a commercial mind-set, focusing on identifying and implementing system and process improvements throughout the service.

Responsible for the successful design and implementation of a variety of corporate projects, the role also offers an advisory service to senior managers and councillors on complex legislative issues, providing business intelligence to meet operational requirements.

Leading operational and strategic improvements of the payroll function, you will contribute to our overarching vision, which is underpinned by our core objectives to drive council-wide improvements and nurture relationships with stakeholders, whilst developing & empowering teams to achieve operational excellence.

Both Authorities operate the Oracle Fusion ERP system, with the Payroll Team using the Pay module, experience in the system is highly desirable as the cloud based system is continuing to develop. 

Whilst leading on change initiatives, the Payroll Manager is crucial to developing, coaching and mentoring colleagues to ensure existing and new Payroll techniques are applied to maximise service delivery for our customers.

This role offers flexible working with the opportunity to work from home, with new modern technology in line with Smarter Working initiative.

About You

You will have the opportunity to shape the future of the OneSource Payroll service. As a result we are looking for someone who is forward-thinking, ambitious and customer centric. With the ability to motivate teams and support senior members, you will have excellent people management and strategic leadership skills to influence service improvements and maximise efficiency.

You will also have experience of working within a similar role, with proven examples of delivering an exceptional payroll function. Working in a public sector environment you will have an understanding of the local government landscape, which will support your understanding of the various needs of the service.

To be shortlisted to interview, you must be able to clearly evidence the following areas within your application:

  • Experience of leading a Payroll Service across multiple payrolls
  • Knowledge of HMRC compliance and Statutory regulations
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload whilst meeting conflicting deadlines
  • Work flexibly in a fast-paced and changeable environment.
  • Ability to work with software and system teams to enhance and project manage change on a system
  • Great customer service and people skills
  • Experience operating the Oracle Fusion system for payroll

However, these are not the only skills we are looking for. To get more information about the role, please click below to view the Job Description and Person Specification.  

Further information

For more information about this role please contact the hiring manager James Cocks, Head of People Transactional Services at or 01708 432266.

This role will close on Monday 24^th October 2022 at 23:59

Please view Payroll Manager Job Description

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