Newcastle upon Tyne

Employee Administration Assistant (2 posts)



Full time

£21,575 - £22,777 per annum

Employee Services provides a payroll and HR admin service across the Council, YHN, Schools, Trusts and Academy Schools.

This role includes all aspects of payroll preparation and calculation, as well as the related HR administration processes involved in the life cycle of employment through to termination.

The vacancy exists within our team providing support to a range of schools, trust and academies across the North East.

Day to day duties include:

• Processing new starters ensuring all paperwork and pre-employment checks are completed

• Issuing contracts and appropriate paperwork for new starters and existing employee contractual changes

• Manage and process the monthly payroll: Additional hours, allowances, new starters, leavers, changes of hours/work patterns

• Monitoring employee sickness / maternity/paternity/shared parental leave records

As well as excellent customer care skills, you will be required to maintain a high level of accuracy, whilst meeting tight deadlines and have the proven ability to work in a high-volume environment, with an eye for detail when checking and reviewing documentation.

Successful candidates will have IT skills in a range of Microsoft 365 packages and have experience of using databases and systems. Previous experience of working in a payroll setting is desirable though not essential as full training will be given.

A flexi system is currently in operation giving you the flexibility to work between 7am -7pm, whilst meeting the needs of the business. We offer 24 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service. We can also offer you the option to buy additional annual leave, an excellent pension scheme and a range of benefits including discounts at various retail outlets, option to lease cars and buy electronic products through a salary sacrifice scheme.

You will be expected to work in a flexible way between an office base and remotely from your home. To enable you to do that you would need access to the internet via wi-fi in your home. You will be provided with the appropriate IT equipment to enable you to do this.

For an informal discussion please contact Angela Brown on 0191 2116600.

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Closing date:

13 December 2022

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