Payroll, Benefits & Global Mobility Specialist

Team: Operations

Location: London, UK

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 04 December 2018

Payroll, Benefits & Global Mobility Specialist

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
  • We aim to invest in countries where we can have the greatest impact. In countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce.
  • We invest in sectors where growth leads to jobs – both directly and indirectly. In sectors such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. Last year, the businesses we invest in created more than a million jobs. 
  • We are successful because we are a high quality investment organisation, using the best commercial skills and judgement to make investments in great companies and support them to grow over the long term.  We therefore want to attract people with these skills but who are motivated to use them to dramatically improve the private sector in Africa and South Asia
  • For further information, please visit our website


Role Purpose


Acts as an integral member of the HR team in processing Payroll & Benefits. Obtains and inputs key employee information including joiners/leavers and changes. Initiates vendors for global mobility and drafts cost estimates. Ensures high quality administration and data integrity for key processes such as payroll, management reporting and employee contact.





  • Preparation of the inputs of the payrolls for Manager review

  • Execution of payroll instructions for Manager review

  • Ensuring adherence to HR and People Policies

  • Managing administration processes such as (but not exhaustively) benefits starters, leavers or changes

  • Collation and provision of accurate and timely management information

  • Relocation expense management for new starters

  • Cyclical projects for the Global Mobility, Payroll & Benefits Manager e.g. benchmarking and year-end statutory submissions

  • Cover for HR team as required in times of absence


The Candidate




  • Experience of working in a busy and professional office

  • Previous experience of working in a HR department

  • Payroll and Reward experience

  • Previous experience of working in a small but highly effective team

  • Experience of seeking and implementing process improvements

  • Adaptable to working in a fast pace and changing environment


Technical Skills


  • Experience in UK payroll and awareness of payroll legislation

  • Experience in benefits e.g. pensions

  • Experience in using payroll provider software such as ADP

  • Experience in using HR or People modules of HR systems such as Access, Peoplesoft, SAP, Workday and, or SelectHR

  • Excel skills including VLOOKUP, IF, PIVOT functionality

  • Proficiency in Word, Powerpoint and other office or equivalent packages

  • Delivery of reporting and management information delivery

  • General understanding of HR practice and policy in a blue chip organisation

  • Experience of a regulated environment and appreciation of risk frameworks and practice


Personal Skills


  • Experience of working in a changing environment and solid understanding of people processes

  • Exceptional organisational skills working across a number of projects simultaneously

  • Highly developed analytical skill set, ability to make connections across multiple work streams

  • Ability to work autonomously/ with little supervision

  • Strong stakeholder relationship management skills

  • An intellectual curiosity with a structured methodical approach

  • Flexibility in a changing environment

  • High levels of resilience and tenacity to complete tasks to the highest quality

  • Very high levels of attention to detail

  • Broad communication skills dealing with a variety of stakeholders and the ability to influence and persuade in various media


Candidates should be strongly motivated by CDC’s development mission and ideally demonstrate some commitment to development or social goals through previous executive or non-executive activity


Role posted on: 5 November 2018

Role closes on: 4 December 2018

Salary: competitive

Please submit a cover letter with your application.

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