Senior Payroll Officer - Pensions

Buckinghamshire County Council
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Buckinghamshire County Council is seeking a Payroll Officer to join their pensions team in a senior capacity.

This position would potentially suit someone with Payroll experience looking for a step-up in their career, with a desire to learn and be trained in public sector pensions.

About us

As a team we are committed to offering a great worklife balance, including flexible start/finish times and opportunities to work from home as well as from an alternative office.

Bucks County Council is at the heart of the community delivering essential services seven days a week, all year round to over half million plus residents, businesses and visitors. Touching the lives of everyone, the Council provides over 100 services from childcare to countryside parks, schools to social care and from roads to the registry office. From over 500 different locations, more than 10,000 employees work hard to meet the challenge of delivering outstanding service across a portfolio of services.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with existing payroll experience that is looking to upskill in pensions.

You will be responsible for undertaking Guaranteed minimum Pension (GMP) reconciliation and equalisation, to ensure data held by Buckinghamshire County Council matches data held by HMRC.

You will play a key role supervising the workloads of the Pensions Payroll Team comprising all elements of payroll administration for the Local Government Pension Scheme, and to meeting the on the job training needs of the Pensions Payroll Team.

You will monitor and prioritise workloads of the Pensions Payroll Team, ensuring pensioners are paid in a timely manner and that Buckinghamshire County Council meets its statutory obligations.

In addition, you will be responsible for the checking the work performed by the Pensions Payroll Officer, and provide training to the Pensions Payroll Team in line with Local Government Pension Scheme regulations and other statutory regulations e.g tax regulations.

Please see the attached job summary (below) for further details.

About you

You will possess significant experience within a large organisation delivering similar services - payroll experience as a minimum, pensions experience highly beneficial. Local Government Pension Scheme experience is desired, but not required.

Along with excellent written and verbal communication skills, you'll have strong ICT knowledge such as use of standard packages (eg Altair) and bespoke databases.

You'll be highly numerate and accurate with attention to detail, with a proven ability to manage staff, monitoring and boosting performance where suitable.

A relevant professional qualification such as IPP Foundation Degree in Payroll Management would be highly advantageous.

Please see the attached job summary (below) for further details.

Other information

Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We're looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

In addition from day one of your employment you will have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, a defined benefit pension scheme.