Association of British Orchestras

Payroll & Pensions Operations Manager

Royal College of Music £41,492 - £47,459 per annum Closing date 19 October 2021
JRN: 113-21

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2021 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the sixth consecutive year, and top in Europe for the second year running.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Payroll & Pensions Operations Manager who will be responsible for ensuring the overall accuracy and quality of the monthly payroll and pensions submissions. The payroll team sits within the wider HR department and you will be expected to work closely with colleagues in both HR and Finance and to build strong working relationships with other key stakeholders across the organisation. As Payroll & Pensions Operations Manager you will answer routine queries from staff and students about their pay and pensions as well as liaise with USS, TPS and NEST to resolve more complex pensions issues so excellent communication skills and the ability to convey complex information in an accessible manner is essential.

It is important that the Payroll & Pensions Operations Manager maintains up to date knowledge of developments within payroll and pensions and proactively seeks to improve processes and procedures.

Applicants must have appropriate experience of a payroll management role, knowledge and experience of workplace pension schemes and up to date knowledge of VAT and PAYE. It is important that applicants are able to confidently manage conflicting priorities to meet deadlines and have experience setting overall team objectives and targets.

Knowledge of the iTrent HR/Payroll system would be advantageous as would previous experience of the USS and TPS pension schemes.

This post is offered on a permanent basis and is immediately available.

For full details of this position, please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

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