Job Title: Payroll & Pensions Administrator
Status: Permanent
Salary: £11.25 – £12.40 per hour, DOE
Hours: 18 – 21 hours, across 3 – 4 days
 Location: Weston Surgery, SO19 9GH
 Accountable to: HR & Payroll Manager
 Supervision exercised: N/A

Recruitment pack for this role is here > Recruitment Pack – Payroll and Pension Administrator

We’ve joined forces and transformed four GP practices. You’ll help to transform the way we care for patients.

Living Well Partnership isn’t a traditional GP surgery, it brings together four well-established practices in Southampton, with seven sites, which have joined forces to create a super-partnership that can deliver exceptional clinical care. Our HR and Payroll team is at the centre of it all, alongside other central services, changing the way employees experience working in the healthcare sector.

What we can offer you!

  • 5 weeks holiday pro rata PLUS bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership with a 14.38% employer contribution rate
  • Employee Wellbeing initiatives
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Monthly employee award
  • Daily fruit boxes at each working site
  • First consideration for other internal recruitment opportunities

As part of our small HR and Payroll team, you’ll be responsible for the accurate processing of payroll and pensions administration, with the support of the HR & Payroll Manager. You’ll be updating and reviewing all payroll data, investigating pension errors, liaising with the finance team to process ad hoc payments, and managing the reimbursement of all expenses. You’ll benefit from the exposure to our wider HR team, so you can easily reconcile absence records for deductions and collaborate in streamlining process and record-keeping, relative to payroll and pension administration.

You’ll have evident experience in processing payroll, preferably using Microsoft excel, so creating numerical formulae and manipulating data will be second nature to you. You should have knowledge of statutory pension legislation, and if you don’t have experience in NHS pensions, you’ll be prepared to jump in and learn fast, as the NHS pension scheme is one of the most complex schemes to navigate.

You’ll need to have a methodical approach to pension administration, as there are often multiple workstreams to manage at any one time, including retirement applications, pension projections, annual update administration, and resolving historical pension errors. Time management will be key to ensuring the monthly payroll process is delivered effectively, by our deadline, alongside your other duties. You’ll have the support of our external pension advisor, as well as our Finance Manager, but you will be expected to identify and investigate pension queries and errors without supervision, in the first instance.

The ideal candidate will have experience with NHS pension administration, however, applications from candidates with strong payroll and pensions administration experience from other sectors are welcomed. You should have at least 3 years’ experience in processing payroll or working in a pension focused role. In return, you will enjoy membership of the coveted NHS pension scheme, as well as 25 days annual leave (pro rata), generous NHS employee discounts, wellbeing initiatives, free parking and more.

Closing date: Monday 3rd October, 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 11th October, 2022

For further information, or the job description and role specification, please call our HR office at Weston Lane Surgery, Southampton.

To apply

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Dave Barclay

Managing Partner (Non-clinical)

*Please note Living Well Partnership reserves the right to make amendments to this advert up until the point of removal.