Payroll Specialist

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1383535895-2
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Connectment
  • Location: Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Accounting, Civil Engineering, Cyber Security, Energy and Utilities, Engineering, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

The Opportunity:

For this Payroll Specialist position, you will be part of a team of four and you will assist with the end-to-end payroll function for up to 10 of their UK sites.

Some of the key responsibilities for this successful person would be but no limited to:

  • Maintaining payroll information by collating, calculating and entering data for 1,400 staff
  • Updating payroll records by entering any changes to employee information or benefits such as job title changes, exemptions and saving deductions
  • Preparing reports that include summaries of earnings, tax deductions, leave, compassionate leave and non-taxable wages
  • Pension administration
  • Calculating payroll liabilities by determining employee taxes, including federal and state income and social security tax, and calculating employer s payments for social security, unemployment and worker s compensation
  • Resolving payroll discrepancies and answering any employee payroll queries
  • Maintaining all payroll operations according to company policies and procedures
  • Processing and issuing P45 forms to employees
  • Maintenance of time and attendance system
  • Ad-hoc duties as advised by the Payroll Manager

The Candidate

The successful Payroll Specialist will be/have:

  • 1+ years experience either as a Payroll Administrator or Finance Administration position.
  • Also, we would consider an Apprentice with finance experience.
  • Also, you may be interested in a full time or part time position (minimum 20 hours)
  • OPEN on industry including Third sector or Charity
  • Accurate data entry skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills such as typing, system and software knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to communicate with employees regarding their issues and concerns
  • Being an effective team player and have sound decision-making skills
  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic environment with specific deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to deadline
  • Confidentiality and respect for the privacy of employee records is essential


You will find opportunities to achieve your goals, contribute to the lives of others, and build a brighter, smarter future, together. Employee engagement is centre stage.

£competitive salary
This is an office based position
Hours of work - (Monday to Friday 8am - 4:30pm and Friday 8am - 1pm)
Option of overtime or time in lieu for extra work during w/c 15th of every month
Company Pension
Private Healthcare
Wellbeing initiatives
Employee discounts platform
Focussed on employees and making it a great place to work
Continual investment to improve the site s facilities
Regular involvement in fundraising for local charities and activities in their community
A busy social club and have a group wide focus on Build Expertise in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects developing their current employees and encouraging more to join our industry at this exciting time.

They have big ambitions for the future - and therefore want to speak to the right individuals with the right energy and values to take them there.

Please contact for a confidential discussion.