Payroll Officer

Oxygen House
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Oxygen House is a dynamic mix of established companies and start-ups, whose specialties include impact investment, property, renewable energy and clean tech, education technology, city planning and data analytics. Our business model mobilises financial, scientific, mathematical and engineering expertise capital in pursuit of a better-educated, carbon-neutral society and a more prosperous world.


We’re looking for a driven individual to join our growing HR Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to support a forward thinking, people focused and fast paced organisation. Reporting to the Employee Services Manager, you will work closely with all of the HR team in a hands on, varied operational support role.

With the potential for personal career growth, and huge exposure working across a mix of varied, exciting and forward thinking organisations, this position offers you the chance to really excel within the business, and gain great experience within both a payroll and HR position.


  • Processing payroll for over 200 employees on a monthly basis from end to end
  • This will involve the maintenance of the payroll system, processing new starters, leavers, salary changes, variable payments, pensions, allowances, deductions and benefits
  • Alongside payroll support, ensure that all general first line HR administration support is provided across our group of companies
  • First point of contact for transactional employee queries e.g. holiday, employee benefits, employee self-service system support
  • Coordination of employment contracts, new starter paperwork and on-boarding support
  • Management of HR system ensuring all employee personal files up to date and maintained according to new General data Protection Requirements
  • Assist in the reporting and analysis of HR and employee data, responding to queries on an ad hoc basis
  • Help administer the employee benefits including pension and salary sacrifice benefits
  • Support on ad hoc projects as and when required

Essential criteria:

  • Previous payroll experience and have a strong understanding of the payroll process, or good working knowledge of HMRC guidance and policies in relation to pay and benefits
  • Ability to work with integrity and absolute discretion
  • Exceptional attention to detail; gets things right first time, but will still double check
  • Articulate with strong verbal and written communication
  • Highly organized, be self-motivated and used to working in a past paced team environment

  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Proactive with a ‘can do’ flexible attitude and excellent customer service
  • Driven with an analytical mind set
  • Demonstrable experience of using HR systems and databases
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Desirable criteria:

  • Degree educated
  • Demonstrable understanding of HR policy and employment law
  • Currently studying or has achieved their Level 3/5 CIPD
Our award-winning offices in Exeter have a range of on-site facilities that are available to everyone in the Oxygen House team.There’s an all-weather outdoor pitch for netball, football and tennis, an on-site gym offering regular fitness classes, a pool table, a table tennis table and a café serving delicious, local, and organic food.

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