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Payroll Administrator

Finance, Planning & Analytics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,742 to £28,759
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 September 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2445623RR

The University of Southampton is in the top one percent of world universities and is one of the UK’s top 20 research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities. 

The University is seeking to appoint a Full time/Permanent Payroll Administrator to join our Payroll department. This post is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, focused person to join our busy payroll team, which forms part of the larger Transactional Hub.  

Main duties of the role include:

  • Working efficiently within a team to process all payroll and pensions data in a timely and accurate manner including contractual notifications (e.g. starters, leavers, post changes, pension schemes), statutory payments and deductions, overpayments and customer queries.
  • To prioritise workloads to meet month end and statutory deadlines.
  • To provide a professional and customer focused payroll service.

 The ideal candidate will be able to work Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30 (hybrid working).

You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively.  You will be well organised and adaptable, taking a positive approach to managing a busy workload.  Excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills are required as is a commitment to provide an excellent service. Along with a flexible working approach, you will work with accuracy and attention to detail, being able to accommodate the needs of the business. Accurate data entry skills are fundamental to this post as is an enthusiasm for learning new tasks.

Good IT skills including using Microsoft Office package are required, and experience using Zellis ResourceLink, or a similar integrated payroll package is preferred but not essential.

As well as a generous benefits package, the University also offers staff discounted access to on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, and a wide range of discounts from national and international shops and services. 

A generous holiday allowance is offered – up to 24 days annual leave (after a qualifying period), plus 6 paid University closure days, as well as the 8 standard bank holidays.

Salary from £25,742 up to £28,759 (depending on experience) in line with Level 2b on the University’s pay scale.


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As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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