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Payroll Team Leader




Priory Group Central Office, 2 Barton Close, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1SJ

Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information

When you join Priory Group you'll be part of something special - an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the health, social care and education landscape across the UK.

Job Advert Location Description

This role will be based at our People Team Office in Leicester.

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Group have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Team Leader to join the team and support our growing business. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Team Leader will be responsible for processing monthly payrolls for Priory Group employees across the business. As well as supporting the processing of payrolls each month, the Payroll Team Leader will be expected to provide support to the Payroll Administrators within the team when necessary.  

Payroll Team Leader duties include but are not limited to 

• In liaison with colleagues, ensures that all employee related data is correctly entered into the Priory Payroll System, and that all necessary amendments have been completed prior to the payroll cut-off date
• Ensures the integrity, probity and reasonableness of local financial controls in respect of the payroll, in order to minimise financial risk via the correct implementation of local procedures and policies
• Ability to work well under pressure and to tight payroll deadlines 
• Assist sites and third parties with enquires and sometimes demanding and difficult situations which will require demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills
• Responsible for the accurate inputting of data, ensuring that employees are paid accurately and on time
• Coach and mentor the payroll administrators within the payroll team
• Complete month and year end PAYE reconciliation tasks and ensure all reporting is filed with HMRC before each deadline

What we would like from the Payroll Team Leader

• Likely educated to GCSE, with potentially A Level or further college study obtained.
• Ideally obtained CIPP qualification or working towards one
• A high level of numeracy and IT literacy
• A strong knowledge of payroll legislation
• Previous experience within a payroll team leader role
• Experience of working with large volumes is desirable 
• Previous sector relevant experience desirable 
• Previous experience with iTrent desirable

What we’d like to give you

• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
• Online benefits and cash back rewards
• Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
• Technology Scheme (qualifying period)
• Employee Referral Scheme
• SMART Pension
• Access to Career Pathways scheme


Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the attached job description prior to  submitting an application.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert before the listed closing date should we find a suitable candidate before this.

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS.

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