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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2021.

Payroll Team Leader

Job Reference: 210-2021-459-B

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£22,549 - £24,882 pa

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviours.

We welcome applications from colleagues from our local and neighbouring communities of all backgrounds and identities, who are currently under-represented within our region such as colleagues with disabilities, and Black, Asian and Minority ethnic.

As a region we are reviewing the way we work, and we are keen to explore how new working practices that support flexible working and create a positive work-life balance can assist those from different backgrounds. As part of our recruitment process we will explore how our inclusive employment policies, flexible working, staff engagement forums, Trust facilities and services can be of mutual benefit.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Would you like the opportunity to join a progressive and forward thinking Payroll and Pensions service?

Our friendly and thriving HR and Wellbeing Business Services currently has 6 clients. Providing a high quality payroll and pension service to approx. 24,000 employees which equates to producing over 310,000 payslips annually whilst consistently delivering accuracy rates of 99.37%.

We take pride in listening and continuously working with our clients to deliver efficiencies, reducing costs whilst remaining a personal service

We are looking to recruit a Payroll Team Leader, with a passion and commitment to drive the service forward together with a proven record of excellent customer service. The candidate will be required to lead a team and be able to demonstrate you can use your initiative to solve problems in order for strict payroll deadlines to be adhered to. Our ideal candidate will also need to have in depth knowledge of the payroll service including ESR, NHS terms and conditions and statutory payments such as SSP, SMP, SAP, Student Loans and Attachment of Earning orders.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a selection process, which will comprise of the following:

  • a practical assessment,
  • a formal interview

The interviews are scheduled to take place TBC

Please read the Job Description before applying.

This vacancy will close earlier than advertised once sufficient applications are received so please apply immediately.

Our Service is based at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which is located on the outskirts of Chester. We genuinely believe our service supports Patient Care and our aim is to ensure employees in our customer Trusts receive the best service possible. Chester provides an extensive shopping area with top class restaurants and hotels, and a lively and diverse entertainment scene. An ideal location with fast and convenient access to Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales.

The Trust supports a wide range of initiatives such as a staff welfare service, complementary therapy sessions, specially negotiated discount and benefit schemes, support for carers and family friendly benefits including flexible working practices, on-site nursery, holiday play scheme and childcare vouchers. We offer an excellent pension scheme for all employees.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Liz Bailey Job title Acting Payroll and Pensions Manager Email address Telephone number 01244 362436

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Enhanced DBS check applications that are submitted with omitted or incorrect information will be withdrawn. In the event errors are identified on your original application, a new application will need to be submitted and you will be required to pay the DBS application fee again.

The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

Overseas candidates are responsible for their travel expenses until the point of entry into Britain. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 / skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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