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HR & Payroll Administrator

Plymouth, England
£25878.0 - £26500.0 per annum + £25878
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
Non CIPD member

Job Details

Your new company
Working for a large schools trust in Plymouth. This role is full time permanent and is all year round not just term time.
Salary starts at £25,878 with a pay award pending (so this will increase)
The role is based in Plympton with occasional opportunities for homeworking.
37 hours per week - Monday - Friday.

Your new role
Responsible for providing an HR administration and payroll service to the Core Services Team including the maintenance and management of records, acting with the HR Assistant as a central point of contact for contractual, payroll, pension and HR administrative practice queries from school administrators.

Provide first-line responses to routine HR queries via the telephone and email helpline in line with standard operating procedures and triage/escalate less routine or complex enquiries.

Liaising with the team recruitment and selection processes; developing job descriptions and suitable advertisements, designing and overseeing campaigns; engaging shortlisting and interview panels and providing a full administration service from the point of advert through to appointment and onboarding.

Responsible for recruitment and vetting checks.

Responsible for the administration of starter/leaver and contractual change processes, including letters of appointment, statements of particulars, induction and leaver surveys and contract change letters.

Responsible for the administration of absence, maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and parental leave processes and ensuring associated payroll processes/notifications are completed.

Work with the guidance and support of the HR Business Partners, HR Advisors and the HR Data and Payroll Manager to develop the administrative processes and support on the routine aspects of a broad range of employee relations matters including sickness absence, flexible working requests, conduct, performance, grievance, TUPE, pay and grading, redundancy and redeployment; helping to ensure timely progression of queries and cases in line with Trust policies, employment legislation and best practice guidance.

Participate in and/or assist with Trust-wide projects and policy work as appropriate.
Amongst other duties.

What you'll need to succeed
Previous HR experience in an HR Admin or similar position
Previous experience of dealing with Payroll would be an advantage.

What you'll get in return
Regular CPD opportunities, as well as support to achieve CIPP qualifications through the apprenticeship Levy or other appropriate routes.
A defined HR career structure.
Generous contractual provisions around maternity, annual leave and sick pay.
Membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, one of the most generous schemes in the UK, with high employer contributions through national provider Peninsula Pensions.
Free eye tests and contributions towards VDU use glasses.
The opportunity to buy a bike or the latest Tech through our Cycle and Tech schemes. You pay nothing upfront and the payments are taken tax efficiently from your salary through salary sacrifice.
An Employee Assistance Programme for all of our employees.Access to community sports centre gym facilities

What you need to do now
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If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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