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Senior Payroll Officer

Financial Compliance & Operations - Payroll

Location:  Avery Hill Campus
Salary:  £36,333 to £41,931 plus £5118 London weighting per annum
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 22 May 2023
Closing Date:  Monday 12 June 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  3940

The University are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Payroll Officer to work as part of a busy payroll team. The post holder will be involved in the full end to end inhouse high volume payroll processing from start to finish using the HCM Oracle system. As well as provide support, guidance and technical advice to payroll officers and other stakeholders to ensure a timely and responsive payroll service.  

You will need to be fully knowledgeable in all aspects of UK payroll, with excellent communication and excel skills, able to work on your own initiative, accurately and under pressure to achieve the required deadlines.

Experience of the Oracle system would be a distinct advantage and Teachers’ Pensions and Local Government Pension Scheme Knowledge is essential.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Teena Adande - Payroll and Pensions Manager via

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 



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