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CSF-742-23 - Payroll Assistant (Apprentice)

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Payroll Assistant (Apprentice) Payroll and Pensions Location: Canterbury

Salary: £18,386 to £19,672 Grade: App Grade 4 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term - 24 Months Release Date: Friday 15 September 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 28 September 2023 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: CSF-742-23

Are you looking to learn new skills and develop a career within finance? Then this exciting opportunity to take part in an apprenticeship programme with the University of Kent is for you.

The main purpose of the role is to assist the Pay Clerks with the main day-to- day administrative work relating to payroll processing. Your tasks will initially involve using the ResourceLink integrated payroll system to undertake processes such as new starters, leavers and basic contract changes amongst other administrative tasks, with a view that over time you will develop the necessary skills to move on to undertaking more complex processes, such as calculating maternity pay, batch timesheets and other tasks commensurate of that required of a Pay Clerk.

Under the support and direction of the line manager and as the role develops, alongside achievement of the apprenticeship standard, you will use a range of platforms to develop your skills and knowledge in order to be successful in this role.

As Payroll Assistant (Apprentice), you will:

  • take shared responsibility within the Payroll & Pensions department of the day-to-day administration of appropriate payroll tasks
  • assist in ensuring that the payroll operates efficiently and to agreed standards
  • assist in duties relating to financial processing ensuring the school/department's finances are promptly administered in line with University procedures
  • To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • educated to GCSE English or maths or equivalent
  • willingness to undertake the Apprenticeship compete the End Point Assessment required
  • the ability to pay meticulous attention to detail and maintain accuracy with numbers
  • a conscientious approach to work and have an adaptable approach to meeting changing work priorities
  • Applicants should demonstrate at interview that they are committed to this programme and that they have the potential to develop their existing skills and knowledge to achieve the Apprenticeship standard and the skills, qualifications and experience set out in the person specification.

    Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The People Services Team on [email protected] quoting ref number: CSF-742-23.

    Further details: Job Description Person Specification

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    Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

    Applications must be made via the University's online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

    The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.


    Job details


    CSF-742-23 - Payroll Assistant (Apprentice)


    University of Kent


    United Kingdom


    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 28, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Kent (formerly referred to as the University of Kent at Canterbury) is a well-known semi-collegiate public research university which is based in Kent in the United Kingdom. It was established in the year 1965 and is recognized as a Beloff's plate glass university. In 1960, sponsors of University of Kent sent University Grants Committee a proposal for creating a University in Canterbury. On the acceptance of the proposal, an Interim Committee was set up in 1962 and the university was named. It was in the year 1965 that the university was granted its Royal Charter. The institution started operating this year with just 500 students and 150 staff members. Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, was appointed as the university's first chancellor. Currently, the university has six colleges and its academic structure comprises of 3 academic centres and 18 academic schools. The university has won two Queen's Anniversary Prizes in eleven years for Higher and Further Education.

    The university has three campuses in Kent. Located in Parkland, the Canterbury Campus is the main campus that includes six colleges, the Gulbenkian arts centre, the Templeman Library and the Mandela Building. The campus is spread across 300 acres and is well-linked to the city centre as well as London. It offers excellent academic, residential and dining facilities. The Tonbridge campus was established in 1982 as the School of continuing education. Currently, it collaborates with the Kent Innovation and Enterprise and Kent Business School. The Medway Campus is situated near the towns of Chatham and Rochester on the site of a former naval base. The campus is divided into two sites, the Dockyard Chatham and Pembroke. Pembroke houses Drill Hall Library, centres for professional practice and journalism, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Student Hub social space and the Medway branches of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research and the School of Computing. The Dockyard is home to Centre for Music and Audio Technology and the Medway branch of Kent Business School. The university also has centres in other parts of Europe including Athens, Paris, Brussels and Rome.

    The university provides numerous postgraduate and undergraduate a degree programmes in various fields such as architecture, environment, arts, media, English, philosophy, social sciences, history, music, science, pharmacy, finance, sports, medicine, law, journalism, psychology, anthropology and economics. The university has over 20,100 students and more than 2,000 faculty members. 16% of the student population consists of international students. The university has a faculty-student ratio of 1:12. More than 6,700 students and 132 companies were engaged with the nationally-recognized Employability Points scheme of the university in 2015-16. Kent has collaborations with 388 institutions across the world.

    The university has 160,000 alumni over 180 countries including many notable personalities. Gavin William James Esler is a popular journalist, author and television presenter. Kazuo Ishiguro is a novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter. Tom Wilkinson is an actor best known for his roles in 'Michael Clayton' and 'In the Bedroom'. Alan Davies is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer famous for his role in Jonathan Creek, the mystery drama series by BBC. David Mitchell is a novelist whose works Cloud Atlas and number9dream were nominated for the Booker Prize. Paul Telfer is an actor renowned for his role of Xander Kiriakis in the Days of Our Lives. Many other successful people are associated with the university

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