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Payroll Apprentice

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£12,514 to £22,369 a year
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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An exciting opportunity has risen in the payroll department at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to join our friendly payroll team.

We are offering a role that will combine valuable NHS experience and knowledge, with working towards the payroll level 3 qualification. This Trust supported programme will run over an 18-month contracted period. The working hours are 37.5 hours per week. Full training will be given on payroll systems, and you will be supported by a dedicated payroll mentor throughout your apprenticeship.

We are a large payroll department, providing payroll services to over 20 Trusts in the UK. We have circa 90 staff and offer training to candidates who do not have payroll experience.

As a Payroll apprentice you will be responsible for a section of payroll and the day-to-day processing, inputting and calculations associated with providing an excellent payroll service.

It is vital that you are reliable, self-motivated, organised and have excellent communication, numerical and literate skills. The ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your workload is also key to this role.

Main duties of the job

*Be responsible for the processing of all information received in relation to allocated payrolls within the current and previous payroll periods, to include

oNew starters/leavers.

oChanges to contract

oSickness, Maternity, Paternity & Adoption pay.

oAEO, student loan, DEO, P45's

oVoluntary deductions

oCalculate and apply overpayments and complete necessary documentation.

oCalculate, raise and recover advances where necessary.

oReconcile negative payments.

oChecking of a variety of payroll reports

*Work in compliance with Local, National and Statutory regulations and have a full understanding how PAYE, NI works in conjunction with payroll.

*Have a good working knowledge of NHS Terms and Conditions.

*To be able to communicate effectively in person, by telephone or in writing to include confident use of all Microsoft packages. To be able to deal with requests for advice or assistance with queries from employees, colleagues, managers, and external agencies including the HMRC. The post holder would be expected to seek assistance from the relevant payroll officer as necessary.

*To build and maintain relationships with colleagues, staff from client organisations, managers and external organisations through effective communication when dealing with requests for advice or assistance, these may be written, verbal or face to face.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade 5 or above to include Maths and English (E)
  • * ECDL or equivalent computer skills as a minimum (E)



  • *Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*


  • * Experience of working in an office in paid or voluntary role (D)
  • * Experience working in an NHS payroll environment (D)
  • * Experience of managing own workload (D)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Regent Court

Second Floor, 14, George Road


West Midlands

B15 1NT

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