Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Location: The Entertainer Head Office

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours Per Week: 42.5

Salary: £23-26K plus profit related bonus

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

It’s hard to imagine that the first Entertainer store only opened back in 1981. Today The Entertainer is the U.K.’s Largest Independent Toy Retailer. In the UK we operate over 162 UK stores stretched across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the islands!  As a business, we also own the Early Learning Centre and Totally Toys brands, both of which are represented through the UK and international partnerships including Matalan and Mothercare. Outside of the UK we also manage a chain of toy stores in both Spain and Malta plus a growing number of  Entertainer and Early Learning Centre franchise partnerships across the globe. We also own a brand toy supplier Addo Play – which supplies our stores and other retailers across the globe.

The Group Head Office is based in Buckinghamshire

Toy retailing is demanding and fast paced but also fun and every day brings new challenges and opportunities. We are also a family run company that truly cares about our people, our customers and the communities in which we trade.

Your rewards include Profit Related Bonus, 20% Toy Discount, Life Cover, Payroll Giving, Pension, High Street & Leisure Discounts and Cycle to Work schemes.

Working in our busy Payroll and Benefits team based in our Head Office in Amersham, you will be supporting a team that delivers multiple payrolls for over 160 store locations and also for our wider group including Hong Kong and Belgium. The team service over 1800 employees plus an additional 1000 employees at Christmas. Your primary role will be to complete timesheet collations and the processing of basic payroll information. You will also help to administer our company benefits, including responsible for companywide benefit communications, as well as designing & maintaining online and classroom payroll training courses for the team.

To be successful, you will be a confident and well-organised individual with excellent communication skills and an active interest in a career in payroll and benefits. You will need to have the ability to quickly gain a good understanding of systems and processes, alongside a great eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure, especially around payroll deadlines.


  • Processing of weekly timesheets and absence information for each pay cycle
  • Assisting with employee life cycle changes on the main payroll system
  • Collating, checking and submitting new starter and leaver tax codes for payroll
  • Assisting the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator with employee queries and providing general payroll and benefit support when required
  • Processing court orders and attachment of earning notifications on payroll system
  • Administrating new starter, leavers and changes for company pension and charitable giving schemes
  • Assisting the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator with the administration of employee holiday entitlements and holiday communications
  • Building and maintaining benefit courses on The EnterTrainer e-learning platform and maintaining timesheet knowledge documents
  • Preparation of companywide payroll and benefit communications
  • Assisting the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator in the preparation of basic reports and written communication to employees and Line Managers

Skills & Experience

  • Educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
  • Previous Payroll or HR experience is preferred, but office experience in a similar role, including data entry and checking and validating data, would be considered.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, in particular, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Naturally organised and methodical.
  • Able to implement and maintain procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Zellis Resource Link payroll
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