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North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, AB25 1BN
£28,392.79 - £32,476.26 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week

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Payroll Officer (Ref No. A898)

Part Time (21 hours - 3 days a week to be arranged with Line Manager/Fixed Term – Maternity Cover up to 12 Months/ Aberdeen City Centre Campus

Salary: £28,392.79 - £32,476.26 pro rata per annum
Actual Salary: £17,035.67 - £19,485.76 per annum


We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person to assist in the processing of the monthly payroll for the college, ensuring payments are correct and compliant with college policies, regulations and HMRC requirements.


The successful candidate will be educated to an HND level or equivalent and membership of the CIPP would be desirable.


You should have a proven track record of operating a complex computerised payroll system and have the ability to carry out manual payroll calculations accurately on regular basis.   


You will also be able to demonstrate comprehension of HMRC requirements in relation to payroll and have working knowledge of taxation and other legislation applicable to payroll and pensions. 


The College encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.

The closing date for applications will be 4 June 2023. 


Person Specification

(* criteria are essential)
1. An HND (SCQF level 8 or equivalent) in a relevant profession
2. Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals or a willingness to
work towards membership
3. Evidence of continuous professional development
1. Significant experience of operating a payroll service using a complex computerised
payroll system
2. A high level of detailed and up to date understanding of HMRC requirements in
relation to payroll
3. Some working knowledge of the taxation and other legislation applicable to payroll
and pensions.
4. A good up to date understanding of the underlying accounting principles applicable to
payroll with the ability to carry out complex accounting and payroll calculations
5. *A working knowledge of Teacher and Local Government Pension Schemes.
6. *Working experience of running a Public Sector payroll.
1. Oral and written communication skills
2. Numeracy skills
3. Able to work on own initiative and without supervision
4. The ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
5. The ability to work accurately with good attention to detail
6. Team working skills
7. IT literacy
1. Self-motivated
2. Committed to people development
3. Committed to customer service and quality improvement
4. Ability to relate to people
5. Able to develop positive working relationships
1. Commitment to College values and equal opportunities
2. Able to travel to other locations on a regular basis
3. Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the post

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