Payroll and Pensions Co-ordinator

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£23,754 to £28,332 per annum
15 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

People and Organisational Development

Paisley (with travel to other campuses as required)

This is an exciting opportunity to join University of the West of Scotland (UWS), one of Higher Education's most innovative modern universities.

We have 4 vibrant campuses across the West of Scotland as well as a campus in Central London.

We are seeking an experienced payroll professional to ensure that the payroll and pension processes provide an efficient, accurate and timely payroll and pension service to all UWS employees and pensioners.

You will work with the HR Services team to ensure that all changes are completed in accordance with agreed timescales and you will support the HR Systems and Payroll Manager to develop and implement lean processes within the payroll and pension function.

You will be responsible for keeping up to date with current HMRC legislation requirements and ensuring that all payroll and pensions external customers’ tasks are actioned accurately and that they receive monthly and annual returns within the appropriate timeframe.

You will also work with the Finance Department to ensure all monthly and annual reports/tasks are completed effectively and you will contribute to payroll and pensions policies and procedures as well as system development and enhancement.

The successful individual will hold a recognised payroll and pension qualification or have equivalent relevant experience. You will also have knowledge and experience of integrated HR/Payroll systems with the ability to prioritise workload and have excellent attention to detail.

You will have highly developed IT skills with the ability to use advanced functions within Excel and will also possess excellent customer service skills.

You will be a team player with good communication skills and the ability to build relationships within the team and across the University.

Contact Information:

For an informal discussion please contact Mags McQuade at or on 0141 848 3061.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:         Sunday 1st December 2019

Interview Date:      Monday 9th December 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.