HR and Payroll Officer (Maternity Cover)

Job Description

Reporting to: HR Manager

Duration: Up to 12 months contract to begin May

Location: Tiptree, Essex

Aspire Media Group are looking for an HR generalist with Payroll experience for maternity cover. You will have responsibility for running the payroll across all our companies and will assist the HR manager in all aspects of HR, managing the 500 employees and workers in the business. You will work closely with the HR Manager, Finance Manager, HR Assistant and Payroll Assistant and you must be confident to work unaccompanied at times.

Main duties:


  • Responsible for the daily running of the payroll department across all 7 businesses

  • Processing all data (new starters, leavers, salary payments, adjustments, timesheets, statutory sick pay/maternity/paternity pay) in the payroll software IRIS

  • Running and reconciling payrolls, month end and year end processes and producing reports

  • Assist in management of pension deductions and submissions

  • Resolve any payroll queries

  • Knowledge of Tax, National Insurance, pension auto-enrolment regulations etc.

  • Processing of annual P11D's

Human Resources:

  • Managing the on boarding process; pre-employment checks, references, right to work checks, inductions etc.

  • Administer and facilitate HR processes across the HR spectrum; employment contracts, performance management, absence management and terminations

  • Being the first point of contact for HR enquiries

    • Providing advice and guidance to managers and staff

    • Ensure that managers and staff are aware of relevant employment legislation

    • Facilitate the maintenance of good employee relations, promoting effective communication and consultation at all levels of the company

  • Managing the maternity/paternity

  • Managing and administrating our Apprenticeship Levy

The candidate:

  • Recent and relevant end to end payroll experience is essential

  • Comprehensive understanding of HR having previously worked within an HR function, advising on policies and procedures

  • CIPD and/or CIPP qualification or equivalent is desirable but not essential

  • Able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of UK employment law and best practices

  • Ideally have demonstrable experience with Auto Enrolment and pension administration

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Computer literate

Hours: 40 per week, Monday - Friday

Salary: £27,500 - £30,000pa