Payroll Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
32,816 - £39,152 per annum
11 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 27/10/2019
Salary: 32,816 - £39,152 per annum
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Manager to join our Reward Team. Working with the wider HR team, the Payroll Manager will be responsible for ensuring all policies, processes and procedures relating to payroll and employment tax are reviewed and maintained regularly in line with any legislative changes, as well as providing leadership to the team and being the subject matter expert in all aspects of pensions, employment tax, national insurance and other associated taxes.

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 the role of the Payroll Manager is to ensure that all payroll activities are processed accurately, while ensuring that the University meets all relevant legislative regulations.

You will provide advice and support in relation to all areas of employment tax and ensure that the University has the appropriate tax governance and controls in place. You will monitor, report and communicate any changes to employment tax laws and build knowledge across the University. 
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
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of UK Employment Tax Excellent customer service skills with a strong commitment to delivering solutions and improving processes to meet customer needs


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

To explore this position further, please click here for full job description

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 32,816 - GBP 39,152 per annum (Grade 5)

Additional Information:

This position will close at Midnight on the 27th October.

Interviews are scheduled to taking place on 13th November

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:

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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