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HR Assistant including Payroll £22,000

£20000 - £22000

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HR Assistant including Payroll



If you have a proven experience in HR/Payroll and can demonstrate a high level of confidentiality, integrity and have the capacity to hit the ground running then this could be the next exciting opportunity for you!


This is a fantastic opportunity to work a small team as the HR/Payroll Assistant. You will have the opportunity to support the HR Officer on a day to day basis in the efficient running of the HR department.  The ideal candidate will be confident, flexible, enjoy a challenge and happy to work on their own and as part of the team.


You will be responsible for the preparation and processing of a monthly payroll for over 300 employees as well as supporting with the ongoing development and consistent implementation of a human resource policy in accordance with company strategy, whilst adhering to UK legislation.



  • To process group payroll (including inputting all data, process statutory payments, applying flexible benefit elements, issues P45s, process end of year, run and distribute pay slips electronically, process statutory payments to HMRC, pension and statutory bodies).
  • To provide support and general administration to the HR department as required including starter, probationary and leaver administration
  • To assist with the coordination of the recruitment and selection activities (e.g. responding to the recruitment inbox, processing applications, liaising with recruiting managers and agencies, coordinate the scheduling of interviews)
  • To maintain and update all personnel files and to take responsibility for all filing (both electronic and paper) and ensure such files are efficiently organised
  • Collate all HR and payroll reports
  • To accurately track all monthly changes including starters, leavers, address changes, maternity and paternity etc.
  • To liaise with employees and Managers on Payroll queries
  • To maintain company organisation charts


Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience processing payroll
  • Have experience with HR Administration
  • Highly organised, excellent attention to detail and able to work to deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Word and Excel skills
  • Full clean UK driving licence


Desirable experience


  • Working knowledge of using IRIS/Earnie payroll software


If you have HR and payroll experience to offer then please apply today!




Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.

If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!


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