Senior Payroll Officer


Job Title: Senior Payroll Officer

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Bolton in office

Salary: Up to £25,000

Contract: Permanent


Outcomes First Group is Great Place to Work certified – it’s official! We’re also taking part in the national 4 Day Working Week pilot which makes joining us now even more appealing…


About the role:


As our Senior Payroll Officer, you’ll work with an established payroll team, processing payrolls for the Group. You will be expected to work closely with both the HR and Finance teams, to ensure that all payroll information is accurately reflected in the management accounts.


You’ll be responsible for the accurate and timely processing of all payroll-related payments to all employees across the Group from start to finish.


We’re looking for someone experienced in payroll, has an understanding of new starters, leavers and processing p45s, processing payment files via BACS, RTI submissions, and monthly HMRC payments.


To be successful in this role you will need:


  • Demonstratable experience administering and improving payroll processes
  • Previous experience in Cascade HR & payroll would be an advantage but not essential
  • Have a clear understanding of all HMRC and Auto Enrolment legislation
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Work well under pressure and be able to meet strict deadlines
  • As well as excellent technical skills and knowledge you will be a confident individual who is ready to ‘hit the ground running with our established team


About People Services:


Our People Services function provides centralised HR support to all organisations that make up Outcomes First Group, our service-focused approach ensures that all queries and requests are dealt with quickly we provide the best support to all our employees. We believe building lifelong careers for our HR Professionals by coaching, mentoring, and sharing best practice.

Interested in hearing more? Join our family and take the next step in your HR journey. Apply with your CV and our Resourcing Team will be in touch.


About the Group


Outcomes First Group exists to make sure vulnerable young people get the opportunities they need, whether that involves providing them with specialist education and residential care or finding them dedicated foster families in which they can thrive.

There are three organisations in our Outcomes First family: Acorn Education and Care, Options Autism, and the National Fostering Group. Together, we educate, care for and support children and young people across the UK, empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.


Why work for us?


Your life is bigger than your work, of course, and we know that a healthy work-life balance is key to feeling energised and alive. Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll love being among inspiring and supportive colleagues who value and respect the work you do – people who are equally passionate about giving you time and space to enjoy with your family and friends.


  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers


We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS, which must be registered on the update service.


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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