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Deputy Payroll Manager

Anchor Hanover Group
Bradford, West Yorkshire
circa. £30k - £40k plus excellent benefits
Closing date
1 Aug 2022

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Corporate Services, Finance
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Title: Deputy Payroll Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary:  circa. £30k - £40k plus excellent benefits

Location: Hybrid with travel into our Bradford office

About the Role

Reporting to the Admin & Payroll Manager, you will be a key member of the payroll team, leading a team of 5 payroll administrators to process the monthly and EOY payroll for circa 9,500 employees.

You will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of an accurate payroll service and deputising for the Admin & Payroll Manager on all payroll related enquiries. You will also hold responsibility for reconciliations and annual reporting and submissions.

In addition to providing support and user guidance to colleagues you will also produce payroll management information through business objects reporting.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Recruiting, managing, and developing the payroll team to ensure all payroll processes are delivered in line with KPIs, SLAs and compliance
  • Completion of pension administration and any associated tasks
  • Continuous improvement of processes and systems
  • Monitoring and reporting on performance against service standards within own area of work and with others towards the improvement of service delivery
  • Ensuring compliance with internal and external regulatory standards
  • Implementation of processes and systems relevant to the area
  • Be an active contributor of the Pensions Governance Committee
  • Managing the overpayment procedure and relationships 

About you

Ideally you will already be CIPP qualified or working towards a CIPP qualification and have a good working knowledge of iTrent. The ability to analyse complex data and team leader experience will also be a distinct advantage.

We would like you to have experience and knowledge of the following:

  • iTrent experience (Midland HR)
  • Substantial knowledge of PAYE legislation and HMRC requirements
  • Experience with in-house payroll and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience of payroll technical discipline and/or legal or regulatory framework
  • Experience of working to strict deadlines and to specified performance measures
  • Supporting / delivering projects/initiatives
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and specialist software or systems

Anchor – a great place to work

Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit providers of care and housing for older people. Our heartfelt ambition is to transform housing and care so everyone can have a home where they love living in later life.

We’re not-for-profit which means every penny we make or save is invested in the people who live with us, the places they live and the people who work here. That means a better standard of care and customer service, better wages, more investment in training and development and improved facilities.

A rewarding environment

From health and happiness to finance and your career, we’ll give you all the support you need.

Health & happiness

  • Gym, fitness and wellbeing discounts
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible working options


  • Pension plan – contribute between 4% and 8% and we’ll match it or better
  • Quick and easy pension transfer service
  • Savings and financial advice, loans, free life assurance
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, phones, technology and more


  • Ongoing personal and professional development programme
  • Leadership Pathways online learning resources
  • Career progression and promotion opportunities

To see our full range of benefits, check out our dedicated rewards website  

Celebrating diversity, celebrating you

Anchor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to celebrate diversity and inclusion in all that we do, as we know that the more diverse our colleagues are, the better care and support we can give to our residents and each other.  

We are proud to have an LGBT+ group for our residents, and also Disability, LGBT+ and race and ethnicity colleague networks. These work to celebrate diversity, address concerns, review policy and practice and empower their members.  We also have an Inclusive Ambassador network to allow all colleagues to be part of promoting diversity and to be an ally to others.

We are a member of Inclusive Employers, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a signatory to the Care Leaver Covenant and HouseProud Pledge schemes.

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