Payroll Officer - FTC

Activate Learning
£25,000 - £30,000 Per Year
16 Sep 2020 10:43
30 Sep 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Payroll Officer - FTC

An exciting opportunity has emerged to appoint a Temporary Payroll Officer to join a small and very busy pay, reward and pensions team within the HR Department at Activate Learning, based at City of Oxford College in Oxford City Centre until the 31st July 2021. In this role, you will support for the team in the efficient running of the organisation’s monthly payrolls circa 3,000 employees with varying sets of terms and conditions.

An important part of the role will be to provide professional payroll advice and guidance to all staff within the colleges, Activate Apprenticeships and Activate Learning Education Trust (schools). You will be responsible for administering all payrolls across the group in accordance with operating procedures and deadlines and ensuring accuracy of the payroll by double checking information input. You will process starter and leaver requests, processing pay/expense claims and statutory/voluntary deductions and to support with pension administration and reporting. You will provide excellent customer service by ensuring all queries and issues are resolved in a professional and timely manner whilst maintaining strict confidentially over employee data and information.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

To be considered for this role you must have proven knowledge and ability to use a range of computer packages, including Microsoft Office and HRIS systems and ideally have previous experience of working within a busy payroll/financial/administrative or customer facing environment. You should possess good communication skills, have excellent attention to detail and numeracy, with the ability to prioritise your workload.

This is a varied, busy and demanding role which also requires excellent customer service, organisational and administration skills. You will play a key part in promoting the organisation, therefore a personable, helpful and friendly manner is crucial to ensuring our staff receive the best experience possible.

What are the benefits of this role?

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.

We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.


We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.



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