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HR & Payroll Assistant (part time)

Up to £28000 per annum pro rata

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HR & Payroll Assistant

Part time, permanent

£28,000 pro rata

Milton Keynes

We are seeking an experienced HR and Payroll Assistant to join a successful Milton Keynes based company working 25 hours per week. This fantastic part time opportunity will require you to support a full range of HR services, payroll, projects and reporting.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and process monthly payroll, managing starter, leavers, changes, SMP, SPP, SSP and salary sacrifice
  • Follow legislative changes in order to ensure compliance with HMRC guidelines as well as assisting the businesses in planning for such change
  • To support HR & Payroll reporting for the group HR
  • Own, prepare and manage all HR documentation to include, offers, starter packs, leavers, exit interviews, references, probation and pension
  • Own, manage and review handbooks and policies across group
  • Support annual pay review and performance reviews
  • Support line managers with recruitment and probation process
  • Assist with maternity, paternity, flexible working and absence matters

We are looking for someone with:

  • At least 2 years' experience of managing and processing payroll from start to finish
  • Experience of HR Administration i.e. offer letters, contracts of employment, pension
  • Previous experience of using ADP HR & Payroll software
  • Proficient and confident using MS Outlook, Intermediate/Advanced level of Word & Excel
  • GCSE Maths & English Language & Literature Grades A-C
  • Ideally hold a recognised payroll qualification (or be part qualified)
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant payroll, pension and employment legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of HMRC & Tax rules
  • Knowledge & understanding of running auto-enrolment pensions and salary sacrifice schemes.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A natural communicator, you will be confident, friendly and approachable with the ability to liaise effectively at all levels
  • Ability to manage and work using your initiative, ability to prioritise effectively and deliver to deadlines
  • Initiative and drive to create and improve systems of organisation to benefit the business
  • Proactive approach to tackling problems, challenging status quo and driving efficiencies

If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you!

Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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