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Payroll Manager

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Bracknell Forest Council

£38k - £43k pa - Plus a relocation package of up to £8K (Salary may be negotiable depending on level of experience)

Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Easthampstead House, Town Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1AQ


Full Time


30/10/2017 at 11:59 AM


Bracknell Forest Council

Vacancy Description

Are you a confident and experienced Payroll Manager? If so, Bracknell Forest Borough Council may have the opportunity you have been looking for.

About the role

As a people focused organisation, we take the welfare of our employees very seriously. As we all know, being paid accurately and on time is vital to our overall quality of life.

For this reason, the Payroll Manager position is a critical one for our Finance team but it is not without its challenges. Our payroll is a complex one, as we process 3,500 employees across Bracknell Forest Council. This includes schools, leisure sites and care homes. An operation of this size encompasses many diverse types of contracts, terms and conditions and payments.

We are proud to say that our current arrangements are working very well. We have low error rates (Less than 1% in fact) and high customer satisfaction. This means for the right candidate, this role is a chance to build on our strong foundation and exemplify highly successful payroll management.

We truly believe our talents could benefit others which is why we would like to use our skills and knowledge to expand our customer base and provide services for other similarly complex organisations. To do that, we need a confident and experienced Payroll Manager to develop this strategy and drive it forward. It will also be up to you to ensure our core service to the council is, not only not compromised but, also improved upon.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will need to have extensive experience of large, complex and, preferably, public sector payrolls. Ideally, you will have technical expertise in local government pension schemes, other statutory deductions, auto enrolment and salary sacrifice arrangements.

If you don’t come from the public sector you will still be considered however you will need an in-depth understanding of our Midland iTrent system.

You will also need to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills as well as being an excellent communicator.

About us

Bracknell Forest Borough Council is a great place work. This is evidenced by our high retention rates, good financial situation and all round stable culture. We all work together to create a friendly, open environment in which everyone can develop and thrive.

We also boast many staff benefits including, but not limited to, flexible working schemes, generous leave entitlement, a car allowance and a Local Government Pension Scheme.

Application arrangements

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait, our retained consultants, at Jobsgopublic on 020 7427 8255, or email

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible so we just ask that you complete the basic fields on our online application form and provide a brief outline of your relevant experience (see application question

How to apply

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Further information on this vacancy

More Information

For informal enquires please contact Eleanor Clarke, our recruitment consultant, by email at