Payroll Administrator

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Job Description

Can you help to provide a professional and effective payroll service for our Trust?

We are seeking an organised and self-motivated Payroll Administrator to join our small and friendly team from the beginning of January on a part time basis. The role is offered on a fixed term basis to cover a period of maternity leave until the end of April 2021. You will be working 18.5 hours per week ideally over 3 days, although there is a degree of flexibility with the working pattern which can be discussed at interview.

The main office base is at the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus but you will initially be based at home due to social distancing measures.

The Person

We are looking for a Payroll Administrator who is a team player but can also work on their own initiative. You will have:

  • Strong administrative experience, preferably in a payroll setting
  • Proficient organisation and accuracy skills with an attention to detail
  • Experience of using a variety of Microsoft applications

The Role

This in an important role in ensuring that a professional and effective payroll service to staff and other key stake holders. To succeed in this role, you will need to:

  • Support the team with Payroll and Pensions administration processes
  • Be proficient at data input processing, checking and filing
  • Respond to internal and external enquiries through emails and post

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor. We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Hours per week: 18.50

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer Benefits, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

Take a closer look.

Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about the role.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role then please contact Darren Carter, Payroll Manager via email:

Interviews week commencing: Monday 14th December 2020 via Microsoft Teams

To submit your application form, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all members of the community.

The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

JD Payroll Administrator