Payroll Officer

Reference number: 42539

Title: Payroll Officer

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full time)

Location: Wakefield

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Salary: 25,363 - 27,645 per anuum

Sense salary points: 31 - 34

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Payroll Officer to join our established payroll team at our offices in Wakefield; this is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week. 

In this role, you will assist the Payroll Manager in ensuring that all payroll procedures are conducted in a timely and accurate manner. You will handle internal and external queries, and produce and distribute reports to relevant staff.

In the absence of the Payroll Manager, you will assume line management responsibility and monitor the work of our Payroll Assistants.

About you 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a payroll environment and a good working knowledge of the principles of PAYE and National Insurance. You will be comfortable both working in and leading a team, and have strong time management and organisational skills. The successful candidate will have experience using computer based payroll systems, and knowledge of the full Microsoft Office suite.

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Karen Hickling via

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 


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