Payroll Officer

University of Manchester

We are looking for a Payroll Officer to join our team at the University of Manchester.

If you have experience of managing a team, up to date UK Payroll knowledge and excellent verbal and written communication skills we would love to hear from you!

You will be a key member of the payroll team, supporting the Payroll Manager with the day-to-day running of payroll activities across the University and deputising for the Payroll Manager as required.

You will be required to work on a number of operational payroll matters as well as manage and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and Service Level Agreement (SLA’s) within the payroll team.

In return you will receive a competitive salary and great benefits including:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme with employer contribution rate of 21.6%
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement of 29 days, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Hybrid working options also available
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers


As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more  here ​​​​​​​

Blended working arrangements will be considered   

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Lindsay Monaghan, Payroll Manager

Email: [email protected]  

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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