Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Payroll Administrator


Human Resources & Organisational Dev't

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 A payroll qualification is desirable D A
2 Proven experience of working in a large complex organisation, completing payroll and carrying out administrative duties, ideally within a busy HR environment D A/I
3 Experience of using HR/Payroll systems software (ideally Resourcelink) and/or online recruitment system E A/I
4 Experience of working in accordance with high service standards with evidence of anticipating problems, improving standards and developing innovative customer solutions D I
5 A good working knowledge of payroll/tax/NI/pension regulations D I
6 An awareness of good data management practice and requirements, in particular, a strong understanding of GDPR E I
7 Evidence of continuous professional development and a desire to maintain employment law and best practice knowledge E A/I
8 A working knowledge of UKVI requirements in relation to 'Right to Work' procedures with experience of administering processes for the employment of workers requiring permission to work in the UK D A/I
9 Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work constructively with a wide range of staff, including evidence of the use of tact, diplomacy and negotiation E I
10 Proven skills to effectively organise and plan allocated work activities and work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail E I
11 Demonstrates initiative in solving problems and making independent decisions balanced with sound judgement in determining when to escalate an issue D I
12 Proven digital and high level Microsoft Office skills, including Outlook, Word and Excel, Office 365 E A/I
13 Ability to work independently, and willingness to assist and guide colleagues on matters concerning payroll and pensions, always maintaining and promoting best practice D A/I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview