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Senior Payroll Officer

Job Reference: 344-7575CFK

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Payroll Service
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

Senior Payroll Officer

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Payroll Services Department

Kent & Canterbury Hospital

37.5 hours per week

Band 4 £21,892– £24,157 per annum

Due to recent promotions and re-structuring, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Payroll Officer to join our busy Payroll Services Department which provides a monthly payroll, Pensions and Travel/Expenses service to approximately 8,900 Trust employees.

We are looking for a highly motivated and resourceful payroll professional to undertake this challenging role. Candidates must be able to manage a busy workload whilst functioning as part of a team in order to meet strict deadlines.

Our department endeavours to provide an accurate and timely payroll, and ensures a customer service to a high standard. It is therefore important that you are self-motivated, reliable, numerate and have excellent communication skills.

Candidates must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English, at Grade C or above. They should also hold a Level 3 Payroll Qualification or have relevant payroll/pensions experience.

Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years NHS payroll experience with a thorough understanding of all NHS Terms and Conditions and NHS Pension Scheme regulations. Also, an in-depth knowledge of Statutory Legislation relating to PAYE, National Insurance and all Statutory Payments for sickness and parental leave is essential.

Candidates should be familiar with the ESR payroll system and also have gained a good level of knowledge / skills in MS Office packages including intermediate level in Excel.

For an informal discussion and further information please contact

Sharon Macanley, Payroll Manager on 01227-864123.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sharon Macanley, Payroll Manager


Telephone number:01227 864123

There are lots of great opportunities at East Kent Hospitals, where staff are caring and put patients first, innovation flourishes and you can develop your career. A medical school will be opening in east Kent in 2020 with 100 training places a year. The Trust fully supports the SAS Doctors Charter and is committed to their development through its CPD Framework. To find out more about east Kent visit our website.

We’ll close this job advert once we’ve received sufficient applications which may be before the closing date so please apply as soon as possible. We only accept online applications. If you have any difficulty with this please contact our Resourcing Team on 01227 866450 who are happy to help.

We have a relocation policy for eligible candidates, promote flexible working and we are an inclusive employer.

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