Payroll & Pensions Manager

Sopra Steria
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: £40000 to £48000 per year depending on experience + 15% Flexible Benefits

Location: Sheffield

About us

Established in 2005, we are now the UK's leading provider of business services to the NHS, which include Finance & Accounting, Procurement and Employment Services. We currently work with 100% of the NHS Commissioning organisations and over a third of NHS Trusts, providing a high level of governance and accountability for around £100 billion of NHS spend annually. We also provide a full range of solutions for NHS Provider organisations, ensuring cost improvements and efficiency savings, as well as improved data management and reporting.

NHS SBS is a unique joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria. Our mission is delivering £1 billion savings back to the NHS by 2020 and we have already delivered audited savings of over £350m. We provide cost improvements of around 30% for our clients, as well as providing added value solutions.

Role Overview

You will be required to manage the technical, operational and legislative requirements for the Payroll/Pensions teams in conjunction with the Head of Operational Payroll and Pensions. Responsibilities will include the management of additional key service lines that support the Employment Services operation. You will ensure Payroll/Pension technical updates are applied to working processes whilst adhering to Statutory, Organisational and Customer requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the Operational Team in accordance with agreed quality targets, KPI’s, within the allocated budget; delivering savings and efficiency goals

  • Travel to client site to manage relationships and review existing Payroll & Pensions services

  • Lead key projects impacting the service delivery and adherence to statutory deadlines

  • Responsible for the compliance to statutory regulations, providing support, mentoring and motivation as an experienced Manager

  • Adjust to significant and sudden variations in workload

  • Expected to solve complex and highly sensitive problems.

Essential Skills

  • Previous experience managing or leading a Payroll/Finance team is essential to be a success in this role

  • Senior stakeholder management experience

  • Experience working in a high volume environment

  • Customer care / customer management

  • Knowledge of Payroll legislation

  • Experience dealing with staff performance, feedback, coaching, training and issues in relation to the department

Desirable Skills

  • Payroll qualification CIPP part or fully qualified

  • NHS Payroll experience

  • Experience in a busy Payroll department, ideally a Shared Service Centre

Freedom to Act

Over 1,900 NHS SBS people work as a fully integrated team to ensure our NHS clients benefit from our strength in process industrialisation and service innovation. On offer is the opportunity to join this fast growing and successful organisation. The role comes with a competitive salary and the opportunity for further development within NHS SBS or the wider Steria Group.

NHS Shared Business Services is committed to establishing and maintaining a working environment which is free from discrimination and values all employees as individuals. All applicants and employees are selected, recruited, trained and promoted solely on the basis of their skills and behaviour.