Vacancy Category: 
Line Manager: 
Head of Payroll and Pensions
Vacancy Code: 
Head Office
Closing Date: 
17th Jun '22

Job summary

To ensure the accurate and timely production of the Company’s weekly and monthly payrolls, using the Oracle HRMS system. To correspond with government bodies to resolve employee related enquiries.

Main Responsibilities



  • Allocate new starters to the correct payroll;
  • Enter Bank details, cost centre, P45, P46 against employee’s records;
  • Checking National Insurance numbers and dates of birth are entered correctly by recruitment. Entering termination details on Oracle, ensuring that leavers forms are correct completed and calculating final payments;
  • Entering of and validating batch data provided by garage into the Payroll system, calculating of holiday advances;
  • Inputting Tax credits, Student loans, court orders, and CSA orders;
  • Calculating Company and Statutory sick pay, from garage weekly sick returns;
  • Validating high and low gross pay prior to BACS transmission;
  • Printing and distribution of weekly payslips;
  • Completion of Inland Revenue, Contribution Agency, Child Support Agency, Working Family Tax Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, mortgage applications, local authority benefit forms;
  • Dealing with employee enquiries, by phone or letter.

The duties listed above are not exhaustive.

Essential Criteria for application

  • Understanding of term and conditions of service;
  • Understanding of UK legislation for Inland Revenue and Department for Work and Pensions;
  • Demonstrable experience of high volume payrolls (distinct advantage).

Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English with the ability to communicate clearly and at all levels;
  • Excellent attention for detail;
  • Excellent numeracy skills;
  • Ability to operate as a team player;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and work to strict deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Must be proactive, methodical and results orientated;
  • Highly organised, motivated and able to prioritise workload;
  • Exceptional customer service skills with a natural flair of providing support and guidance and going ‘the extra mile’;
  • Discreet when managing confidential matters;
  • Ability to collate and interpret statistical data.

Hours of work

38 hours per week, Monday to Friday

The Equality Act

Metroline is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with due regard to legal obligations for protected characteristics i.e. age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

How to apply

Please email a covering letter of application and CV to Coral Johnson, Human Resources Administrator, [email protected]


Applications should include:

  • the reasons you are applying for the post
  • why you believe you are a suitable candidate
  • any relevant qualifications or experience