These are exciting times at City and Guilds! In our ambition to be an organisation fit for the future, we are transforming the way we deliver services to our colleagues. To do this we are creating a new Global Business Services centre in Wakefield, to support our employees across the organisation and have a number of exciting opportunities within our People (HR) and Finance teams.
Reporting to the Global Payroll Manager, you will be adaptable, enjoy new challenges and not afraid to use your knowledge and experience to help shape the new way of working. You will be responsible for developing with the Global Payroll Manager robust processes so that you can accurately process data for multiple payrolls with over 1300 UK staff and 700 associate examiners. You will work with the out - sourced payroll provider to ensure an always excellent employee experience. The ability to liaise with internal stakeholders is key in this role and the ability to build relationships.
About The Role
As well as accurately processing data for over 1300 UK staff and over 700 Consultants, working with our out-sourced payroll provider and liaising with internal stakeholders, you will be responsible for processing data for a number of smaller international payroll operations. You will review international payroll reports to ensure these are properly approved, processed and comply with agreed standards.
As part of a small team in our Wakefield GBS shared service centre, you will be a strong number two in the department, supporting the Global Payroll Manager on all payroll duties including interpreting and implementing business and regulatory changes. You will be fully able to provide cover for the Global Payroll Manager in the delivery of a seamless payroll service.
You will be operating within controls, standards, and practices to ensure that all payroll activity across the Group is entirely compliant and of the highest quality – ensuring a great experience for employees and associates of the Group, all the while ensuring total compliance to all local legislation (and GDPR).
We will need you to be able to understand and help document key processes in order to help continuously review the way they work.
Your existing, in-house UK payroll experience will need to include working with an outsourced provider. And this experience should come from a payroll of a similar size to ours. You must be able to multitask and work to strict deadlines under pressure, and prioritise under minimal supervision.
With strong attention to detail, and ability to quickly spot and act on things that don’t look right, you'll need to evidence great stakeholder management skills and strong written and verbal communication ability. It's also important that you are comfortable using your analytical skills and that you can maintain and manage high quality master data.
Our Story And Mission
Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.
Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.
At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future.
We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.
Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.
Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.
What We Offer
We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.
You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more.
Next Steps And How To Apply
If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.