Payroll Administrator

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Newton Aycliffe ,
Newton Aycliffe

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 Newton Aycliffe. 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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