HR Pay and Reporting Lead
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is looking for an HR Pay and Reporting Lead to join us and enhance our excellent team based in Exeter. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis (37 hours per week) . In return you will receive a competitive salary of £40,221 - £43,421 (Grade 7 subject to the conclusion of Job Evaluation) per annum.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is the largest non-metropolitan Fire and Rescue Service in England. We provide prevention, protection and response services across the counties of Devon and Somerset.
Our vision is that together, we will work to end preventable fire and rescue emergencies, creating a safer world for you and your family. Keeping people safe is what we do, and we owe our fantastic reputation to our highly skilled and motivated workforce.
About the role:
As our HR Pay and Reporting Lead you will oversee an efficient and compliant payroll function for the Service, ensuring that adequate processes and resources are in place for all relevant payroll data to be accurately captured, reconciled and processed on time and in full.
Key responsibilities as our HR Pay and Reporting Lead:
Provide advice and guidance to managers and staff on all pay and conditions related matters in accordance with current legislation and local / national terms and conditions of employment for the relevant employment sector.
Line manage the Pay Team, ensuring that workloads are allocated and prioritised appropriately, work plans agreed, expectations are clearly communicated, and feedback is regularly provided.
Actively lead relationship management with the contracted payroll provider, ensuring that compliant, effective, and efficient systems are in place and the required services are delivered on time and in full, in line with contractual requirements.
Lead and advise in the maintenance and continuous improvement of payroll and reporting processes in collaboration with colleagues across the team and the wider Service.
Find out more: What we are looking for in our HR Pay and Reporting Lead:
Strong team leadership, with the ability to effectively mentor and motivate others.
Good knowledge of payroll processes, including PAYE and pensions.
Knowledge and understanding of employment law, as applied to contracts of employment and payment of salaries.
Understanding of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
Significant and relevant pay administration experience, including reconciliation and ensuring payroll compliance for multiple contract types.
Proven ability in handling correspondence, producing reports, and dealing confidently with one-off data-gathering tasks, often with short time constraints.
Excellent organisational and planning skills and the ability to ensure the Pay team meet deadlines.
High level of general IT proficiency, including Microsoft Office/365 and use of HR Databases / online payroll systems, ideally including iTrent.
Closing Date: 2359hrs Wednesday 29 November 2023.
You must be eligible to work in the UK.
If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed as our HR Pay and Reporting Lead, please click ' apply ' now!
How to apply: You will be required to complete an application form and submit a supporting statement. As part of your supporting statement, please ensure you provide evidence of how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification attached at the bottom of this advert. The evidence provided will be used to shortlist applications received.
Our values As a Service and as individuals:
We are proud to help.
We are honest.
We are respectful.
We are working together.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service recognise and celebrate the vast diversity of the local communities that we serve and aspire for this to be reflected within our workforce. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs, who share our values, to consider working for us.