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Assistant Payroll Manager

London Borough of Waltham Forest
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Salary: Indicative grade - PO4 £46,041 - £49,083
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

About Us: 

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work. 

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents. 

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment. 

About the role: 

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and committed payroll expert to join our team.  You will be responsible for leading, along with the assistant payroll manager a busy payroll and HR admin team.

Ensuring legislative returns are completed within the deadlines.

This is a really exciting time to join the team as as we have recently implemented Oracle as our HR, payroll and finance system.

Waltham Forest is a dynamic workplace that thrives on diversity. 

Click here to download the Role Profile

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overseeing the monthly payroll processing for all payrolls, both existing and any new customers
  • End-to-end payroll processing on Oracle Payroll 
  • HMRC submissions
  • Year end - including P60s and P11Ds
  • To produce and reconcile reports at the end of each payroll period for stakeholders
  • Pension administration including teachers pensions
  • Ensure all pension reports are completed and submitted to the providers within the agreed timeframe 
  • Managing a team including training and staff development  

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals)

Terms and conditions: 

  • Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks; 
  • Satisfactory declaration of interest; 

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English. 

How to Apply: 
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the ‘Apply’ button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.  

Equal Opportunity Employer: 
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent
Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. 

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy. 

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments.
Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview. 

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit opportunities/working-us. 

Contact Information: 
If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Caroline McKnight at 

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at 

The Council’s preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email so we can arrange an alternative application method. 

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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