Payroll Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
GBP 32,236 - GBP 38,460 per annum (Grade 5) 
14 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 27/08/2019
Salary: Grade 5
Package: Excellent benefit package

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Manager to join our Pay , Reward & Systems Team. Working with the wider HR team, the Payroll Manager will be a subject matter expert in all aspects of pensions, Income Tax and NI, ensuring that the University keep up to date with any changes.

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them. Join us and you will find that we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive pension and a minimum of 36 days holiday. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, with a clear strategy and growth agenda.

The role

The University currently has c1600 salaried employees and as the Payroll Manager, you will manage and develop a team of Payroll Assistants, ensuring that the team provide a professional, customer focussed, value-add service; that all payroll activities are processed accurately and meet deadlines whilst meeting any legislative requirements.

The team is going through an exciting period of change and as well as the development of new reward offerings, we are focused on developing innovative online solutions utilising our HR Information System to reduce transaction activities. 

Who we are looking for

Application must demonstrate the following: 

  • Degree or CIPP/IPPM equivalent qualification or extensive experience in a comparable role
  • Previous experience of payroll management in a medium to large organisation
  • Detailed knowledge of payroll systems, taxation and national insurance rules along with substantial experience of using electronic payroll systems
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong commitment to delivering solutions and improving processes 


  • Knowledge and/or experience using iTrent 
  • Experience working in Higher Education sector 

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Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefit package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: GBP 32,236 - GBP 38,460 per annum (Grade 5) 

Additional Information

This position will close on 27th August, with initial interview taking place on 9th & 10th September. 

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. For further information on this, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here

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