Payroll Data Administrator

Reference: LG/500/8797
Job Type:Full-time
Location: Folkestone
Start Date: ASAP
Working Hours: 35 Mon to Fri
Salary: 10.00 to 11.00 phr DOE
Job Description:

Red Eagle Recruitment (AGY) are looking to recruit a Temporary Payroll Administrator on behalf of our client based in Folkestone. The ideal candidate will have good experience of payroll processes within a high headcount business. To apply please send an up to date CV to

Job Description Summary

The main purpose of this role is to assist in the provision of a comprehensive payroll and benefits service to its customers.  To provide payroll operational and administrative support within a team environment to ensure that the departments functions are met fully.




Department Function:

·         To ensure that all employees are paid accurately and on time.

·         To ensure that the Company complies with all statutory legislation and provide advice and guidance as appropriate.

·         To provide an effective and efficient service to its customers, both internally and externally.


The primary tasks of this role are:

·         To assist, within a team environment, in the operation of the normal processing cycle to ensure that employees are paid accurately and on time, including:

i)              To support the Senior Payroll Officers in processing all information and instructions received, ensuring that appropriate authorisations have been obtained, and action correctly

ii)             To assist in controlling the timely interfacing of data from the HR database and other databases

iii)            To ensure that all statutory payments and deductions are made appropriately and accurately (including SSP, SMP, Income Tax, National Insurance and court orders)

iv)            To monitor the payroll inbox and action all enquiries appropriately

v)             To respond to and action all on-line payslip enquiries on a daily basis within the departments SLAs

vi)            To assist in providing management information on both a regular and ad-hoc basis.

vii)           To deal with any employee enquires appropriately in a timely manner

viii)          To keep all payroll records up to date

ix)            To provide general support within the Department.



The Individual

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:


·         High level of accuracy and numeracy.

·         Good PC skills including detailed knowledge of spreadsheets.

·         Ability to work to strict deadlines in a time-critical environment.

·         Ability to communicate at all levels.

·         Must be methodical with a proactive approach to tasks and priorities

·         Demonstrate ability to deal with people in a calm and professional manner and be able to resolve issues raised

·         Pragmatic problem solver

·         Essential to demonstrate knowledge and experience of work within a payroll department covering main areas of payroll administration including statutory payments and deductions

·         Desirable to be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of processing of foreign payrolls



Education and Qualifications:


·         Educated to A level standard including maths and English; ideally degree level.


Personal Characteristics:


·         Ability to work to strict deadlines in a time-critical environment.

·         Excellent time management and the ability to deal with several tasks at once.

·         Demonstrable competence of providing efficient admin support.

·         Flexible approach to working hours and visiting other sites from time to time.

·         Good standard of secondary education.

·         Strong team player with a “can do” and pragmatic approach to problem solving & identification of solutions

·         Professional / confidential / ethical

·         Flexible / customer centric

·         Tact and sensitivity


How to apply:

For further information on this vacancy please contact:
Folkestone: 01303 851 133 E-mail:
Please quote the job reference and attach a recent CV if available.

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