Payroll Administrator

Location: Chester
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: up to £23,000 DOE
Reference: PA001
Contact Name: National Recruitment Centre
Expiry Date: 2022-07-13

Location: Head Office, Chester

Salary: up to £23,000 DOE

Closing date: Friday 24th June 2022

Contract: Permanent, full time


Are you a Payroll Administrator looking for your next challenge in a busy, fast-paced environment?

gap personnel are looking to appoint an attentive and self-motivated Payroll Administrator to join the well-established Payroll Department within our Head Office in Chester.  This is a varied, exciting, hands-on opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter who has a solid understanding of all Payroll functions and previous experience working in a fast-paced department handling high volume weekly payroll processing.


Your responsibilities:

  • Support the timely and accurate processing of approximately 9000+ temporary workers each week across a multi-site business.
  • Input weekly annual leave requests and maintain holiday pay records in line with legislation.
  • Process deductions following up to date legislation and maintain records of regular deductions as necessary.
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve discrepancies in timesheet and payroll records.
  • Problem solve and advise workers regarding payroll related queries in a professional manner.  
  • Issue payroll documents (payslips, P45s, P60s, P11s, etc) weekly or as requested.
  • Ensure compliance to all necessary legislation including National Minimum/Living Wage, GLAA and GDPR. 
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the wider company network.
  • Adhere to payroll policies and procedures and comply with relevant law.
  • Honour the confidentiality of employees' pay records.


The ideal candidate:

  • Superb attention to detail with the ability to work logically and use own initiative to resolve payroll issues.
  • A commitment to the highest quality of output and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Good time management and planning skills and a strong ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels within the business.
  • Able to provide exceptional customer service with a focus on discretion and confidentiality.
  • IT literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft applications and an intermediate level in Excel.
  • Up to date working knowledge of HMRC legislation, Statutory Payments, RTI, Pensions, GDPR and all other payroll related legislation.
  • Must be able to drive as visiting other branch locations will be required.
  • A CIPP, or similar, payroll qualification is advantageous.



What do you get in return?

  • Hybrid working with a mixture of office and home working once fully trained.
  • 25 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Your birthday off.
  • Corporate annual awards ceremony with fantastic prizes.
  • Access to a range of health & wellbeing initiatives to help you balance work, family, and personal life including counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Annual Personal Development and Wellbeing Allowance
  • A fantastic working environment, working with colleagues that are passionate about the job they do and company they work for.
  • Free onsite parking.


Interested? Please submit your CV and covering letter to

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