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Payroll Manager

Onward Homes
Flexible - Either Merseyside or Greater Manchester
£40,650 (Recruitment Rate) £43,300 (Confirmed Rate)
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Corporate Services, Finance, IT
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 500 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

We are looking for a Payroll Manager (1 post) to join our Payroll team.

Covering for a period of maternity leave, this role will provide operational leadership to the payroll team, ensuring legislative and statutory compliance and maintaining high standards of performance, continuous improvement and service delivery.

You will lead the payroll team to deliver accurate and timely payrolls ensuring all statutory obligations are met efficiently and effectively and in accordance with Onward policies and procedures. You will be responsible for coaching and developing team members to enhance their performance and service delivery and support them in understanding their role in the team and wider business.

You will need to maintain up to date knowledge of payroll and pensions legislation to ensure the business remains compliant and satisfies all regulatory and statutory obligations, including planning ahead and managing change. (e.g. auto enrolment, pension contributions changes). You will also be responsible for the development of payroll systems and processes, exploiting functionality to streamline and improve the service offering.

GCSE in Maths or equivalent, and being a member of CIPP to at least Level 5 and/or equivalent experience is essential. You will also have the ability to work under pressure, when required, to deliver positive outcomes and be able to prioritise workload effectively and be flexible to meet strict deadlines. Ideally you will have experience of staff management and development.

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation.  As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

Due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work.  Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.


Onward is one of the largest registered providers of social housing based solely in the North West of England with 35,000 homes across Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire.

Onward currently comprises of five leading housing providers committed to the regeneration and sustainability of our region; Contour Homes, Liverpool Housing Trust, Ribble Valley Homes, Hyndburn Homes and Peak Valley Housing Association. They work together under the Onward brand as a not-for-profit organisation regulated by Homes England.

Our member organisations are united by a common purpose – to make a positive difference in the communities we serve.

  • We build, manage and maintain homes for people who are unable to access housing on the open market.
  • We deliver high quality homes and first class services that make a real difference to the people living in our neighbourhoods.
  • We offer customers support and assistance, helping people to overcome the challenges faced in our communities.
  • We provide homes and support to vulnerable people, helping them to live independent lives in the community.
  • We work with partners, voluntary groups and government agencies to provide more homes for people from all backgrounds, meeting the increasing need for housing throughout the North West.

Together as Onward, we’re signalling our intention to increase our impact by building more homes and delivering better services.

Find Us
+44 151 708 5777
Head Office
12 Hanover Street
L1 4AA
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