Payroll & HR Assistant

We are seeking an experienced Payroll and HR Assistant to join our Finance and HR team at Lower Mill Estate on a permanent contract covering 4 to 5 days per week. The right candidate will have the opportunity to grow with the role as the business expands and have an influence on HR and Payroll Administration processes as they develop. Importantly, you will need to identify with and demonstrate our core values: Flexibility & Happiness; Sustainability; Support & Accountability.
Location Lower Mill Estate – Cirencester GL7 5JB
Reporting to HR Manager
Salary Up to £26k
Hours 30 to 35 hours per week

Key Responsibilities: 


  • End to end payroll processing across 4 different payrolls including preparing timesheets; providing P60 and P11D statements to HMRC and colleagues; reporting on payroll changes and SSP, SMP, SPP calculations.
  • Processing weekly & monthly reports
  • Balancing and submission of pension contributions
  • Administration and knowledge of Auto Enrolment
  • Maintaining employee records within Sage Payroll in line with contract changes
  • Providing day to day support on payroll related queries to all
  • Providing regular and ad hoc reports and MI to Finance and HR
  • Keeping up to date on relevant payroll and legislation updates, updating the wider HR team as necessary
  • Support the Accountant and FD on any other Finance related administration

HR Support

  • Assisting with enquiries by phone or email
  • Preparing new starter contracts and ensure that all new starter documentation, including obtaining new starter details, P45s etc are obtained and updated.
  • Manage the setup of new starters including ensuring their IT and other equipment are set up in good time.
  • Updating database with leavers/new starters/holidays/rate changes
  • Supporting the administration of Health and Safety training including coordinating/booking courses and ensuring with the HR Manager that all paperwork is up to date.
  • Other ad hoc HR Admin duties


Skills, Experience, Qualifications & Competencies


Type Details Essential Desirable
Experience Processing and managing company payroll (2 years) Essential
Experience Using Sage50 Cloud Payroll Essential
Experience HR Administration (1 year) Essential
Skills Highly accurate even when working to tight deadlines Essential
Skills Strong knowledge of Microsoft products, particularly Excel, Word and Teams. Essential
Person Exceptional interpersonal and influential skills. Essential
Person Motivated and enthusiastic, will come to work with a positive and happy approach. Essential
Qualifications CIPD Level 3 (or willing to work towards) Desirable