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Head of Payroll

Job Reference: 304-1062278DH

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Payroll - Finance
c £90k

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:

  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
  • Being a Stonewall Diversity Champion, aiming to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ staff and patients;
  • Being a disability confident employer and in line with the disability confident scheme guarantee an interview for all disabled applicants where they meet the essential criteria;
  • Making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process for those with a physical or hidden disabilities, including those who are neuro-diverse;

  • Working with marginalised groups, such as those from BAME backgrounds, to increase representation, facilitate positive action and promote anti-racist practice throughout the Trust;

  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

We are a leading provider of healthcare with an regional, national and international reputation providing cutting edge healthcare.

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An exciting opportunity exists for the successful candidate to lead a well established team as Head of Payroll at University Hospitals Birmingham. The post holder will be a key member of the Trust’s Senior Finance team and will work together with the Commercial Director to shape the strategic priorities of the wider Payroll Business by creating a positive environment and strong leadership to deliver financial stability and drive continuous growth. The post holder will have overall responsibility and leadership for the payroll department consisting of approximately 90 staff whilst providing a comprehensive payroll service to UHB and its 25 Customer organisations producing circa 2 million payslip per annum.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the operational management and development of the Payroll, Pensions, Benefits & Expenses, Payroll Processing and Business Development functions, ensuring delivery of high quality customer responsive services which offer value for money. Working closely with theSenior Payroll Team and the Commercial Director, the post holder will ensure that there is a well-balanced and aligned plan that is able to showcase the work of UHB Payroll Services.

The successful applicant, preferably with NHS payroll and pension experience, will be detail orientated and solution focused,taking the lead on highly complex concepts and customer relationships.The role requires the applicant to be highly motivated and have a desire to deliver excellence.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alan Fitzgerald on 0121 371 7499


From 01 April 2022 all NHS workers in England who have face to face or social/incidental contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. This legal requirement may apply to this position. If it does apply, you will be asked to provide evidence of vaccinations / exemption as part of the employment checks if you are offered the position. We are unable to employ anyone unvaccinated in a role that requires them to be fully vaccinated. If you would like further details on the new rules around Covid vaccinations as a condition of employment, this can be provided during the recruitment process. We do hope you will continue with your application, and if you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about booking your vaccination.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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