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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/07/2022.

Payroll & Pensions Apprentice

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8096

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Henshaw House Runcorn Road Lincoln
Apprentice Wage

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join a growing Team of 33 in the Payroll and Pensions Shared Services Team at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. As part of the Payroll and Pensions Shared Services Team within Employee Services, you will help deliver an accurate, professional and quality service to the Trust and its clients, working across both the Payroll and Pensions teams.

As a Payroll and Pensions Apprentice you will be part of the Payroll Shared Services team providing a wide range of administrative duties across the department. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working within an established team gaining valuable work experience as well as a recognised apprenticeship qualification.

The successful applicant must be literate, numerate and have a good understanding of computers.

The role will entail interacting with staff at all levels across the Trust, therefore you will require good communication and customer care skills, having a friendly, pleasant and helpful approach. You must be flexible to meet the demands of our service, have a can do attitude and be a good team worker.

Main Duties of the job

You will be expected to support the workloads of both the Payroll and Pensions teams.

Within the Pensions Team you will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing of data and providing guidance to customers on enquiries relating to Pension matters, regulations and relevant Trust policies.

Within the Payroll team you will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely processing of payrolls, and providing guidance to customers on related matters including pay, terms and conditions, expenses and relevant Trust policies.

You will need to have a flexible approach to your work, as well as the ability to use your own initiative whilst working efficiently as part of the team.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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