Payroll Team Leader

Job reference: SYS-7418

Location Shared Services Centre - Glasgow City Centre
Business Area / Department Abellio Shared Services Centre ~ Payroll
Type of Role Full time and Part time
Salary & Benefits £29,000
Closing Date 01/11/2021
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Payroll Team Leader

Job reference: SYS-7418

A fantastic opportunity is now available to join our Payroll team at Abellio Shared Services in Glasgow. We’re a busy, friendly office, where people are committed to delivering the best experience for our customers.

We are looking to engage with candidates who have a passion for payroll, and proven experience in a fast-paced business environment. Within the role, you will direct responsibilty for managing a team of Payroll Administrators, who will look to you for support and leadership. You will also be responsible for managing the accurate input of payroll data for Abellio and our Operating Companies, handling escalated payroll and pension queries, performing routine checks on payroll output, and maintaining employee records. 

Along with a competitive salary, we also offer brilliant benefits – 34 days holiday; discretionary free rail travel with ScotRail and across our Abellio operated UK rail services; discounted rail tickets for your friends and family; private medical insurance and a range of other benefits you’d expect of a great employer.

To join us we’d be looking for:

  • Previous experience of working in a Payroll post within a large organisation, and can demonstrate effective handling of a complex payroll (iTrent Payroll experience is desirable, but not essential)
  • Knowledge of current payroll legislation and procedures
  • Demonstration of supervisory experience, with the ability to lead, coach and mentor the Payroll Administrators. You will have responsibility of a small team, and will be required to support development and conduct regular one to ones.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to work smartly to meet tight deadlines.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills - You should be confident to be able to handle any escalated payroll queries and respond appropriately.
  • Good levels of computer literacy, including experience using MS Excel (spreadsheets) at an intermediate level
  • Self-starters who see challenge as opportunity and are proactive problem solvers
  • People with the ability to work independently and as part of a team – this may also include knowledge transfer to new team colleagues and direct reports
  • Commitment to our customers, our business and our success

What you need to know

  • Permanent Full-time role or Part-time 
  • Contracts are for FTE 37.5 hours per week
  • Hybrid working pattern
  • You will be expected to undertake your training both from home, and in the physical office environment

What you can expect from us

  • Paid Training and support
  • 34 days holiday (inclusive of public holidays), plus buy up to an extra week each year
  • Discretionary free rail travel with ScotRail and across our Abellio operated UK rail services
  • A competitive pension scheme including Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Medical Cash Plan
  • A free and confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme

Next Steps?

If we sound like your kind of fit, you can apply directly via our website.  

All successful applications will be invited to a next stage interview. 

We wish you the best of luck!