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Payroll Officer Band 5

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£28,408 to £34,581 a year Inc. HCAS Prorata pay award pending
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Payroll Officer - Band 4/5 depending on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Payroll department for a Payroll Officer to join our team. We are looking for either a qualified payroll professional or someone who would like the opportunity to progress to a Band 5 position following the successful completion of a certified payroll qualification.

Main duties of the job

We are a friendly, hardworking and committed team with a strong focus on supporting career development and ensuring staff feel valued and engaged. Successful applicants should have previous Payroll experience and be able to work within a fast paced, busy environment, able to manage conflicting priorities and be a forward thinking individual. For further details please refer to the attached job description and person specification, as any short-listed applicants will be selected and interviewed against these criteria.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Abi Wise, Head of Payroll, on or telephone 01483 571122 ext. 6472.

Please note, the role may close earlier than advertised.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work as part of a team ensuring accurate payrolls are produced according to defined deadlines, adhering to Statutory/NHS Terms and Conditions, requiring extensive knowledge and interpretation in all these areas along with the Trusts computer system.

You will also be responsible for daily maintenance and regular updating, querying and production of reports from the ESR HR/Payroll integrated system.

Completing complex calculations, responding to enquiries and provide information and advice when required.

Manging own workload in an effective and timely manner, demonstrate efficient organisation and ensure the smooth effective operation of the office.

Working within a team, providing organisational support to all staff, undertake regular training, keeping updated with all statutory regulations and NHS directives regarding pay.

Providing a considerate, customer focussed service in all dealings with managers and with staff throughout the hospital.

Please refer to the job description in the supporting information for full details of the role.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of two years working within a multi disciplinary
  • payroll Department
  • Experience of using a computerised integrated HR/Payroll system and be able to contribute to development and system improvements
  • Good working knowledge and Tax, National Insurance, Statutory Sick Pay and all relevant legislation
  • Experience in the use of internal and external computer
  • Systems as a method of communication or reference
  • Input financial/personal information accurately and
  • timely onto the Payroll Database (ESR)
  • Demonstrate the ability to work on own initiative and have
  • good organisational skills
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to
  • overcome barriers of understanding


  • Be fully conversant with Agenda for Change and Medical & Dental Terms and Conditions
  • Some experience of training staff



  • NVQ Level 5 in Payroll Administration or
  • equivalent experience
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or
  • equivalent experience

Supporting Information


  • Please tell us about your skills and experiences and how you would be suited to the role.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Egerton Road




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