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Group Reward & Payroll Manager

Activate Learning
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25 Oct 2021

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An exciting opportunity has emerged to appoint a Group Reward & Payroll Manager to lead a small and very busy reward team within the HR Department at Activate Learning, based at City of Oxford College in Oxford City Centre (although flexible working options would be considered).

In this role, you will plan, manage and oversee the work activities of the Payroll Team to ensure the accurate and timely payroll for circa 3000 employees across three counties whilst also leading, developing and implementing our salary, bonus and benefits packages.

What do you need to be successful?

You will be expert in payroll, and ideally have some benefits and reward knowledge with a good understanding of LGPS, TPS and NEST pension schemes. You will need to be able to provide professional payroll advice and guidance to all staff and managers.

Previous experience of iTrent and Business Objects would be beneficial and a high level of knowledge of pensions reconciliations and processes is essential.

You will proactively review, develop and improve the payroll processes, maximising opportunities to deliver a high quality payroll and reward service to internal and external stakeholders.

To be considered for this role you must have proven knowledge and ability to use a range of computer packages, including Microsoft Office and possess previous management experience.

What are the benefits of this role? This is a varied, busy and demanding role which also requires excellent customer service, organisational and administration skills. You will play a key part in promoting the organisation, therefore a personable, helpful and friendly manner is crucial to ensuring our staff receive the best experience possible.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies - bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.
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