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HR, Payroll, and Operations Specialist

Gloucestershire, England
£40000.0 - £45000.0 per annum + Up to £45,000 pa
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Your new company

We're currently working with a well-established organisation based In Gloucester that plays a pivotal role in enhancing aviation safety and sustainability. Their expertise extends to designing, testing, manufacturing, and assembling landing gear for commercial aircraft. A rich legacy of cutting-edge technology spanning over 90 years, inspired by innovative designs. This is an opportunity to become part of an established and recognised organisation.

Your new role

As a key member of the HR department this role will manage the front-end HR payroll process ensuring payroll meet deadlines, so employees are paid accurately and on time, whilst remaining legally compliant. You will liaise with the Payroll Team in Finance to provide all required employee reward details, working closely with the Reward Manager. Responsibilities of the role will include:

* Check all fixed changes to the payroll input by the Compensation & Benefit Coordinators, including new starters, salary changes, leavers and benefit changes.
* Reporting all changes to the payroll, sign off the payroll each month from a HR perspective.
* Provide information to, and liaise with, payroll to ensure staff are paid correctly and on time.
* Provide HR Business Partners with payroll-based information if required to support employee queries or Employee Relations matters.
* Assist the Compensation & Benefit Coordinators where required with day-to-day queries and on the job coaching / training.


* Support the wider HR team with more complex queries relating to compensation and benefits.
* Work with the HRBP team to deliver salary reviews.
* Support the Reward Manager with the annual benefits cycle and renewals.
* Support Managers with the annual bonus campaign, ensuring all proposals are entered whilst the campaign is open.
* Prepare the profit share data for employees below Manager level.


* Maintain & update all employee records in accordance with Safran and GDPR document retention schemes in a timely and accurate manner.
* Update HR systems to ensure accurate maintenance of HR systems and records.
* Prepare the monthly and quarterly dashboard reporting.
* Prepare any reports on employee related data to meet the HR requirements.
* Report on key HR data metrics, monitoring trends.


* Ensure compliance with the site security requirements, including DBS and international criminality checks. Provide guidance to the HR team and maintain the register to monitor DBS renewals.
* Hold the Export Control Coordinator role for HR, review functional processes and procedures which have/or are subject to Export control requirement. Attend meetings and audits as and when required. Additionally, this role will take ownership of the key HR elements of the site security requirements, Export Control and Borders and Immigration monitoring.

What you'll need to succeed


* Previous experience of HR and payroll systems.
* Excellent communication skills to liaise with multiple internal stakeholders.
* Proven project management and time-keeping skills.
* Strong IT skills, including HRM systems and Microsoft Office Packages.
* Strong attention to detail.
* Excellent organisation skills and ability to manage priorities effectively.
* Able to work independently and use own initiative within specified guidelines or procedures.
* Advanced Excel skills (formulas, pivot tables, charts, macros, & v look-up).


* Experience of operating in an international matrix organisation
* CIPD Level 5 (or equivalent experience) or working towards with a commitment to CPD, keeping up to date with current affairs, industry developments and related matters.
* Experience of being responsible for checking the HR elements of payroll.

What you'll get in return

* 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy/sell annual leave
* Annual bonus & Share scheme options
* Pension scheme (up to 8% match) and life assurance (4x salary)
* Onsite parking, including EV chargers, subsidised restaurant, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities
* Benefits Portal offers a number of schemes including: cycle to work, technology & retail savings, access to healthcare & wellbeing services, discounted gym memberships and more!
* Global and local career progression opportunities and training & development programmes
* STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
* Social events throughout the year, and access to Dowty Sports and Social clubs

What you need to do now
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