Payroll Team Leader (fixed-term)

Location: Head Office - Nottinghamshire

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £30,000 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 26 June 2018

Payroll Team Leader (fixed-term)

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


This is an exciting opportunity whereby you will be responsible for the day to day payroll operation for approximately 8,000 employees.   You will oversee team workloads and allocate payroll tasks to a team of 5 administrators to ensure that the payrolls are processed each pay period in a timely and accurate manner.

You will also advise on technical matters such as termination payments, payrolling of benefits, statutory payments, apprenticeship levy and general payroll compliance issues, and will also have a sound understanding of the intricacies of payroll services and the associated knowledge  around; P45, P46, Tax, Gross to Net calculations, tax and NICS, pensions, salary sacrifice and enrolment schemes, SSP, SMP etc.

You will also be responsible for ensuring the processing of all payroll data is in line with current legislation (SMP, SSP, Court Orders etc.), ensuring Full Payment Submissions and Employer Payment Summaries are made to HMRC on a timely basis and the associated reconciliation is completed.

As well as overseeing the payroll operation for our 5 Villages, you will also carry out the end to end processing of our Head Office payroll and will provide cover for the Payroll Team as appropriate.   This will also include the sending of BACS and ensuring pay calculations are validated each payroll cycle and control reports are reviewed with appropriate sign offs on a periodic basis, as defined by the business.

In addition to advising the Payroll team on technical payroll aspects, the ideal candidate will also be comfortable training and coaching our Payroll team members in line with procedures, legislation and HMRC guidance and will contribute to the development of payroll related processes and procedures.


Please note this is a fixed-term contract until October 2019.

You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period.  Normal Head Office working hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, however you will also be required to work every 4th weekend to oversee and support our payroll processing period end.


Essential requirements:

  • At least 2 years’ experience of running an in-house payroll system and ideally have a recognised payroll qualification
  • Strong knowledge of current payroll legislation and experience of dealing with and meeting current statutory requirements
  • Experience with managing and resolving payroll software related issues
  • Experience of working with confidential information and have the ability to communicate with all levels within the organisation
  • Excellent attention to detail, be highly numerate and have the need to get things right first time
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and enjoy multi-tasking and juggling jobs

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of ResourceLink payroll system

Closing date:  26 June 2018 at 12 Noon

1st Interviews to be held:  Week commencing 2 July 2018

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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