Payroll Administrator

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Calling all Payroll Specialists!

Are you a passionate payroll expert dedicated to providing exceptional service to customers?

Join our team as a Payroll Administrator and take responsibility for managing monthly payroll processes for a diverse portfolio of Schools, Academies, and Multi-Academy Trusts. With a keen eye for detail and adherence to strict deadlines, you'll gain extensive knowledge of payroll requirements in the education sector while ensuring compliance with statutory regulations.

We are a highly regarded education services business with 30 years of experience, located in Huntingdon. Our commitment to education is unwavering, and our team of skilled professionals supports over 1,600 schools nationwide.


  • Accurately input payroll data, reconcile reports, and deliver payrolls to schools while meeting essential audit checks.
  • Process various statutory forms, including P45s, Starter Declarations, Student Loans, P60s, and P11d's. Adhere to Auto Enrolment and Real Time Information requirements.
  • Manually calculate salary adjustments, such as back pay, overpayments, leavers, annual leave, and other occasional manual payments.
  • Apply statutory provisions like PAYE, National Insurance, Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Student loans, and Attachment to Earnings Orders.
  • Handle payroll-related inquiries from third parties, including correspondence with statutory bodies like HMRC, Local Government Pension Scheme, Teachers' Pensions, and Third Party providers.

To be successful:

  • Demonstrate previous experience in end-to-end payroll management and processes.
  • Possess excellent IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel.
  • Display strong numerical, analytical, organizational, and detail-oriented capabilities.
  • Exhibit exceptional communication skills and the ability to collaborate with staff at all levels.
  • Deliver excellent customer service and thrive in meeting tight deadlines.
  • Embrace a positive and proactive team-oriented approach while also being capable of independent work.

What can you expect in return?

  • Join the leading Payroll provider in the education sector.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive induction program.
  • Enjoy a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Explore career development opportunities.
  • Receive support for external payroll qualifications, including up to Master's Degree level with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).
  • Access our mentoring program.
  • Receive an excellent rewards package, including a staff wellbeing program.

Why choose EPM?

  • Receive 26 days of annual leave plus 8 days for bank holidays.
  • Enjoy a generous pension package.
  • Access the BUPA Cash Plan.
  • Participate in the cycle to work and tech schemes.
  • Engage in tailored learning and development programs.
  • Experience our excellent company culture and incentives.
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