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Trainee Payroll Officer

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£22,370 to £27,588 pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
DSFS are looking for a highly motivated, organised individual to join their payroll and pension team. A training and developmental plan will be in place that the individual can progress through to achieve apprenticeship qualifications.

In addition to the role covering general office duties during the initial training period, you will take responsibility for a divisional payroll section. Under the supervision of the payroll and senior payroll officers you will manage your own section and workload to meet strict deadlines and respond to queries from staff and managers.

Throughout your training you will gain knowledge of internal and external policies, terms and conditions and statutory legislation.

Interview dates 25th/26th July 2024

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Limited currently do not offer a Certificate of Sponsorship, any applications which require sponsorship will not be considered

Main duties of the job

To take responsibility of your own payroll section, prioritising and organising your workload to meet strict deadlines, under the supervision of senior payroll staff until fully trained.

To help deliver an accurate and quality payroll service whilst adhering to company and statutory policies and procedures.

To provide advice and support on pay related matters to our customers, including staff members and managers across the organisation, and to develop and maintain working relationships with these and other internal departments and external agencies.

To continue to increase your knowledge of statutory legislation and to keep up to date with ongoing changes.

To continue to increase your knowledge of organisational policies and to keep up to date with ongoing changes.

To cover other general office duties, such as the opening and distribution of incoming post, filing, printing and photocopying.

To take on additional tasks as and when required, such as maintaining the NEST pension scheme contributions and Salary Sacrifice benefits applications.

To provide assistance to the Pensions Manager, including input on to ESR and Pensions online

About us

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Ltd. (DSFS) is a subsidiary company that's 100% owned by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

DSFS has just over 900 staff across Soft and Hard Facilities Services, and our corporate services including, ICT, Patient Records, Switchboard, Procurement, Finance and Clinical Engineering. Very much part of the 'Chesterfield Royal family', DSFS builds on solid NHS foundations to offer a more commercial approach that's dynamic, flexible, and proactive.

DSFS are proud to be striving to achieve a truly diverse and inclusive flexible workforce by valuing and welcoming everyone's abilities, uniqueness, and individuality. All our colleagues have the right to and should be able to feel 100% themselves at work we believe that all our people add to and should improve our culture and not just fit in with it. By embracing our diverse backgrounds and differences our culture becomes richer and makes us stronger together.

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Limited currently do not offer a Certificate of Sponsorship, any applications which require sponsorship will not be considered

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details on this exciting job opportunity.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • oEducated to GCSE level (or equivalent)
  • oMathematics & English (Grades A-C or 4-9)
  • oWilling to study towards a national payroll qualification/apprenticeship



  • oPrevious relevant office experience

Skills and Knowledge


  • oGood IT skills
  • oAbility to prioritise
  • oAbility to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • oEffective written and verbal skills
  • oAbility to work alone and as part of a team


  • oKnowledge of Microsoft packages, Excel and Word
  • oKnowledge of spreadsheets

Personal Attributes


  • oGood communicator
  • oAbility to work with attention to detail and accuracy
  • oGood numeric ability
  • oTeam worker
  • oProactive
  • oMotivated
  • oEnthusiastic
  • oSmart appearance
  • oAbility to work flexibly to meet deadlines

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


DSFS Chesterfield Royal

Chesterfield Road


S44 5BL

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