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Head of Payroll

Band 8b

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Band 8b
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Frenchay Beckspool Building
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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About Us

North Bristol NHS Trust

Our large and modern hospital has just under 1,000 beds and employs more than 8,000 staff. Each year we see almost 100,000 A&E attendances , perform close to 40,000 operations and conduct more than 500,000 outpatient appointments. We are a regional centre for Trauma and other specialities and host Severn Pathology Network. Our Genomics Laboratory Hub will be at the centre of developing the new Genomics Medicine Service across the South West of England. Our most recent CQC inspection rated the hospital as Good overall and Outstanding for the well led domain.

The Role

We are currently looking to recruit experienced, professional and motivated Head of Payroll. The post holder will lead the day to day operation of the Payroll team ensuring all National, Local and Statutory requirements and returns are met for prompt and accurate payment of salaries, wages, expenses and pensions to Trust staff and other NHS customers.


The post holder will need to be adept at managing both their own and their team’s priorities, and flexible in their approach. The post holder will be responsible for managing the payroll function through a period of significant organisational change managing improvements as required and providing assurance of the quality of outputs.

The post holder will also be responsible for reviewing, designing and implementing policies, procedures, systems and controls both within the team and Trust-wide to ensure that the Trust receives high quality a high quality payroll service.

The post holder will also be expected to use high level technical, analytical, presentational, interpersonal and negotiating skills to develop excellent working relationships with a range of internal and external senior managers across the organisation.

About you

To succeed in this role at NBT you will:

Be a CIPP qualified payroll manager with substantial experience in a medium to large and complex organisation.

Have excellent leadership skills and experience of leading change.

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Simon Davies
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