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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/12/2019.

Head of Payroll Services

Job Reference: 236-HOST-AC622-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Payroll & Pensions
Salford Care Organisation, Darwen
£61,777 to £72,597

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

ELFS Shared Services (Darwen, BB3 0FG) – Head of Payroll Services

Agenda for Change Band 8C - £61,777 to £72,597

Due to the retirement of the current post holder we are looking to appoint a Head of Payroll Services to lead our successful Shared Service provision.

The successful candidate will lead a group of Payroll Client Managers and Payroll staff, who provide Payroll, Pensions and Expenses support to 23 NHS Clients and paying over 82,000 monthly paid staff, and producing over 1.2 million payslips annually.

All NHS Clients are paid by the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system and you will lead a highly motivated and experienced Payroll team who are dedicated to the principle of providing high quality Payroll Service and 99.5% right first time accuracy.

You must have significant NHS Payroll experience, together with a full understanding of NHS Terms & Conditions, NHS Pension Scheme Regulations, and NEST schemes.

You will clearly demonstrate knowledge of business planning, performance improvement and change management principles. The ability to lead the team and managers to support the migration of new NHS Clients to ELFS is key. You must be able to build effective working relationships with directors, managers, colleagues and employees across all NHS Client’s and work collaboratively with Senior Finance and Systems colleagues within the Shared Services centre.

The Payroll Shared Service operates from purpose built offices at Viscount House, Darwen, which is adjacent to junction 4 services off the M65 at BB3 0FG.

The closing date for applications will be 20th December, with interviews early in the New Year.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Graham Gornall, ELFS Managing Director

01254 732594

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

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