University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Senior Payroll Team Leader (Fixed Term)

Senior Payroll Team Leader (Fixed Term)

The Payroll Team is responsible for processing pay for over 24,000 individuals each month using the Midland iTrent system, across weekly, fortnightly and monthly payrolls.

The Role

The Role is part of the Payroll Department within the Finance Division. You will be part of a team of thirteen, responsible for two administrators and the supervision of the Team Leader, Senior Payroll Administrators and the Payroll Administrators; assisting the Payroll Manager and deputising in their absence.

The role exists to offer maternity cover initially, then to support the current post holder on their return to work whilst project work reaches completion. Additionally, to ensure full support is given to the Payroll Manager in the management and operation of all payrolls; to provide training and supervision to all administrative staff within the Department; and to ensure deadlines are accurately met and on time; to ensure a high level of service delivery and standard to all internal and external customers.

Your Skills

You will have extensive experience of working within a large and complex organisation, processing multi-frequency payrolls from start to finish and dealing on a day to day basis with all aspects of statutory pay regulations. You will be able to accurately demonstrate manual payroll calculations and possess in-depth knowledge of month and year end procedures including RTI and P11ds.

You will possess excellent organisation skills and have the ability to perform complex accounting reconciliations.

You will have proven experience of staff management and training and undertake probations and appraisals. You will be able to deputise in the absence of the Payroll Manager.

You will be educated to A-level or equivalent (including Mathematics and English), ideally with some formal payroll qualifications; possess excellent interpersonal skills / telephone manner and PC skills and be able to communicate with all levels of staff and external bodies. Experience of iTrent and Oracle Financials is an advantage, though not essential.


The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • Discounts on shopping
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Public transport season ticket loans
  • Defined benefits pension schemes
  • Tax-efficient bicycle and charity-giving schemes.
  • Flexible working options
  • Location

    The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows. This arrangement is subject to change and will not form a part of the contractual terms of the role.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure and a security check. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Alexsis Dicken at [email protected].

    If you have any questions the application process, please contact a Recruitment Administrator at [email protected].

    The closing date for applications is 21st April 2024. The interviews date for the role are planned for w/c 22nd April 2024.

    Please quote reference AG41104 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Senior Payroll Team Leader - Further Information
  • Department/Location

    Finance Division








    28 March 2024

    Closing date

    21 April 2024

    Job details


    Senior Payroll Team Leader (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

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