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HR Payroll Officer
  • Employer: Resources
  • Reference: RES/23/234482
  • Published: Wed 29/03/2023, 12:12 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/04/2023, 23:57 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertford , Hertfordshire

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HR Payroll Officer

Job Title: HR Payroll Officer
Location: County Hall, Hertford
Starting Salary: £27,344 progressing to a maximum of £30,151 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Job Duties:
This is an exciting opportunity to join the HR Transactions & Payroll Team as a Payroll Specialist supporting the delivery of a consistent, high quality payroll service to Hertfordshire County Council and a number of other clients.

This role forms part of an experienced, dedicated team, who work in a fast-paced environment and are dedicated to delivering the payroll service to approximately 32,000 employees across various companies. You will not only support the delivery of this service but should be pro active in identifying opportunities for process improvements.

The role involves carrying out scheduled monthly payroll checking, the running of payrolls to both weekly and monthly timescales, and ensuring correct payments and deductions are made. You will provide payroll advice in support of service delivery and resolve complex payroll related queries from both managers and employees.

We are looking for someone with a high level of understanding and expertise with integrated HR/Payroll applications (SAP desirable) and Microsoft Office applications. Experience in payroll, including Tax, NI and overpayment calculations. You should also have excellent communication, keyboard and data entry skills, and a knowledge of Local Government Terms & Conditions would be an advantage.

This is a great opportunity for someone to enhance their existing Payroll knowledge in a Local Government environment with a diverse range of terms and conditions. This is the perfect role for an organised, pro-active individual, with strong admin skills looking to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

Closing Date: 2nd April 2023
Interview Date: 5th & 6th April 2023

For an informal discussion and more information please contact:


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Benefits of working for us:
• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.





How to Apply

As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer the 4 key questions which are located at the end of the advert and a template can be found in the 'Available Documents'. 

  1. Can you please explain how you handled the challenging aspects you faced when processing payroll year-end activities in previous roles?
  2. Which Excel features do you use most on a daily basis and to what level? Could you also provide details of system payroll scheduling you have been involved in? 
  3. How do you keep up-to-date with statutory changes to pay and rates that must be processed through payroll?
  4. Tell us about a payroll issue that you struggled to resolve. What did you do?

 If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.