Payroll Group Leader - Great Yarmouth

We have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Group Leader to join our Great Yarmouth Office

Lovewell Blake is a dynamic, supportive and sociable place to work. We will continually support, invest and encourage your training and development and you will be working with a great group of colleagues!

We provide staff with a paid day out of the office each year to support a local charity/good cause. There are also numerous fundraising activities taking place throughout the year to raise money for our LB150 fund.

With an extensive wellbeing strategy, including a full employee assistance programme plus trained Mental Health and Wellbeing Champions in each of our offices, support is always available for you. Our holiday policy gives you the option to buy five additional days’ holiday each year and we offer flexi-hour contracts to allow you to choose the hours that work best for you, alongside an agile working policy, promoting a positive work life balance. 

Different because you are

We pride ourselves in providing individually tailored services to our clients. Whatever your aspirations and priorities in business and life, we will be by your side with expert advice from local specialists. It is because your needs are unique, that the solutions we provide are distinct and personalised to you.

Job description 

We are looking for a candidate to join our busy payroll bureau in Great Yarmouth. The role is one where previous payroll experience is required as there is a need to oversee the department and show leadership qualities with a positive attitude.  It is very much a client facing environment so liaising with a range of clients around technical issues, timeframes and payroll processing will also be required.  

Job responsibilities

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing a payroll department and managing work inputs and outputs
  • Engaging with office partners / managers where required
  • Managing client relationship
  • Be able to process payrolls
  • Have experience of PAYE submissions to include CIS
  • Communicate technical issues to clients, HMRC and staff
  • Embracing change to include reviewing our processes, software and procedures

Person specification

The successful candidate will have:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Payroll experience and/or qualifications
  • Be competent in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and understand the payroll process
  • Be willing to learn and experiment with new software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build constructive relationships with other team members
  • Possess a positive attitude and demonstrate confidence in their ability
  • 23 days annual leave (increasing with grade and service)
  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual paid volunteering day
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Flexi hours (7.5 hours a day with 9am - 4pm core hours)

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