Payroll & Pensions Officer
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£21,399 - £23,406
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Newcastle upon Tyne
An opportunity has arisen to join the payroll and pensions section of the Finance Department on a fixed term contract.
This section is responsible for processing the payroll for all police officers and staff, police pensioners and the OPCC as well as administering the police pension schemes and providing information to the Local Government Pension Scheme for police staff.
The additional post is required due to the increased workload arising from the implementation of the pensions remedy as a result of discrimination from the changes to public sector pension schemes. This has been commonly referred to as the McCloud case.
In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service. We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.
What will I be doing?
Working as part of a busy team you will be required to work methodically to process all authorised payroll and pensions’ related data within specified timescales and in accordance with force procedures, regulations and statutory legislation. It is expected that you will use your own initiative to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills in all aspects of work completed by the section.
We are looking for a recently qualified graduate looking to gain knowledge and experience of working in a large organisation or someone with previous experience of working in a busy payroll & pensions section. You must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and experience of working with others whilst positively contributing to a team’s success.
What do I need?
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proven ability of working in an innovative and proactive manner, applying problem solving skills where required.
• An understanding and knowledge of HMRC legislation affecting pay and pensions.
• Experience of operating to strict deadlines within a busy finance team.
• Good understanding of Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel.
For further information please see the role profile: Payroll & Pensions Officer.doc
Recruitment Vetting (RV)
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed. A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.
If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at email@example.com
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Alison Milling on 07590012793 or Anthony Bell on 07736464215
Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone