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Payroll Officer

Activate Learning
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
Who we are:

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning.

We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.

About the role:

Payroll Officer role at Activate Learning is a varied and busy position where you will work within a great supportive team who advocate knowledge sharing and working collaboratively. No day will ever be the same as there will be exposure to a wide range of queries. Being part of the payroll team, you will contribute to the efficiency of running the organisation’s monthly payrolls for circa 3,000 employees with varying sets of terms and conditions.

An important part of the Payroll Officer role will be to provide professional payroll advice and guidance to all staff within the Activate Learning colleges and Activate Apprenticeships.

Other Payroll Officer duties include processing starter and leaver payments, process pay/expense claims and statutory/ voluntary deductions and complete detailed checks to ensure the accuracy of the payroll.

What do you need to be successful as a Payroll Officer at Activate Learning?

Joining the payroll team at Activate Learning, you will have experience working within a busy payroll/finance role and must be able to demonstrate impeccable attention to detail with the ability to prioritise your workload.

Experience of the following would be beneficial, but not essential, as willing to train the right candidate;
  • LGPS and Teachers Pensions systems
  • Payroll Administration
  • Knowledge of payroll gross to net calculations and HMRC procedures for PAYE
  • Excellent customer service skills & a team player
  • Competent using Office programs; word, excel

For those interested in furthering your payroll experience, they’ll be an opportunity to work towards payroll qualifications.

Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:
  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee resource groups
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes

Applicants should apply at the earliest opportunity, closed vacancies will prevent application form submission.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and expect all our 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, we do not sponsor work permits. Work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates who meet or exceed minimum criteria, 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.

Recruitment agencies who submit unsolicited CVs to any partner or employee at Activate Learning, have no authority to enter an arrangement. Recruitment agencies engaging with Activate Learning Talent Team will be on our PSL.

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