Payroll & Benefits Manager - Buckinghamshire, South East

Tewkesbury, UK
Closing date
29 Oct 2020

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If you are an experienced payroll and benefits manager, someone who relishes working in a busy and lively HR and payroll function - you belong at Bromford.

As payroll and benefits manager, you will work collaboratively across the people team and with leaders in the business, to deliver an accurate and efficient payroll service. You will need to manage relationships with HMRC, pensions providers, regulators, and auditors. Actively supporting the HR operations manager in covering the HR operations service, whilst working with your group of people team leaders to deliver the overarching people strategy.

You will coordinate, check, monitor, validate and deliver monthly payroll, ensuring all processes are streamlined and efficiently, carrying out all internal and external reconciliations and reporting. You will manage all stakeholder relationships, end of year processes, P11D processes, P60s, payroll and benefits administration and audit, whilst delivering outstanding customer service to internal and external customers.

We expect you to manage salary reviews, PRP payments and bonus arrangements, leading the quarterly pay review process and preparing board reports. You will lead and manage the transactional delivery of our benefits, including the holiday flexing process. You will work closely with the reward manager to review and evaluate our offer. Be the point of escalation for all benefits enquiries, manage monthly and annual activity linked to benefits, manage external relationships, and interpret and manage legislation changes. You will work with our finance and ICT teams to manage expenses processes and audits to ensure we are compliant.

You will manage our pension and life assurance schemes, ensuring that we follow guidelines and processes. Interpret pension legislation changes and how they impact us, regularly reviewing our pensions with our finance team, support them with the monitoring and management of pension liabilities. Together with the reward manager, you will lead financial wellbeing and pension education work across the business, manage and coordinate the internal job evaluation process, offering support and guidance on pay benchmarking data.

You will use data to inform discussion and debate, presenting issues and concerns. You will provide data for annual reports and the gender pay gap, produce a quarterly report for payroll, benefits, and expenses, whilst ensuring compliance in all that we do. You should take a proactive approach in your work, anticipating situations and capturing opportunities to continuously improve and develop the service for our customers.

This position can be based in our offices in Wolverhampton (WV10), Tewkesbury (GL20), or Chipping Sodbury (BS37) but you would be required to travel between locations.

These are some of the skills and experience we are looking for:

• Educated to degree level and CIPP and CIPD qualified

• Experience managing and delivering E2E payroll and managing a small payroll team

• Evidence of working in challenging and changing environments

• Experience managing pension schemes, including auto-enrolment

• Ability to manage and organise numerous competing priorities

• Strong commercial awareness, understanding risk and business impact

• Excellent IT skills, including payroll systems

• In-depth knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to pay, pensions and benefits

• Strong analytical, numerical, and written skills

• Resilience, comfortable working under pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail

• Flexibility, strong influencing skills and excellent communication skills

• High energy and enthusiasm, a driver of results and outcomes

• A continuous improvement mindset

• A commitment to our DNA and a great ambassador for Bromford.

If you have previous experience in positions such as payroll manager, benefits manager, pay and reward manager, payroll and benefits manager, or something similar, this could be the ideal role for you.

A place to be you!

Being able to express yourself at work helps you connect with people and gives you the freedom to perform better at your job. We believe diversity helps drive success, so we want to build a culture where all our differences are celebrated. Everybody should feel that they belong and are able to bring their true, authentic selves to work. We want an organisation that reflects the communities and the people that we serve and if we can achieve this, we know that we will create an environment where everyone is included and can thrive.

Closing date for applications is 3rd November with interviews scheduled for 9th November.

If this sounds like you, you'll feel right at home here. At Bromford we give both customers and colleagues the opportunity to realise their potential. In our team you'll do incredible work and be rewarded for doing so. Not just in the smiling faces of the thriving communities that you help build, but in the trust, support, training, success and friendship you'll find in our team.

If you can be bold, be honest, be you and be brilliant... you belong at Bromford. Apply now.

In addition to a competitive salary, we will offer you a fantastic benefits package. This includes; 27 days holiday (plus statutory bank holidays); a choice of defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes; trust-based flexible working, and a £500 personal allowance to spend on your choice of things like private medical cover, dental treatment and gym membership. to see the full list.

Bromford Housing Group is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding employees and customers, as a result we will carry out pre-employment checks. The nature of these checks will vary according to the role applied for, and may include details of current/previous employment, unspent criminal convictions, education and proof of relevant qualifications. We will also be asking for references for everyone who is offered employment with us which must cover the last two years. In addition to this, all employees will be asked for evidence of their right to live and work in the UK - further information is available on the .

We do not require recruitment agency support at this time - all speculative CV's will be treated as a direct application
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