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HR & Payroll Administrator (Part time, up to 30 hours)

Lichfield District Council
22000 - 23000
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Human resources / OD / Training
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

Job Details

We’re LWMTS, a company wholly owned by Lichfield District Council. A local authority in the Heart of England that provides local services to over 100,000 residents. Our District is a beautiful place to live and work, with its historic city centre which has the impressive Lichfield Cathedral and is the birthplace of Samuel Johnson.

Our organisation is ambitious, innovative, and highly driven to be the best in all that we do. We want to further this growth potential in all key areas of the business by hiring great people. In return, we can build stronger foundations, provide quality services, and help support our company objectives longer term.


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, PART TIME, (30 hours, salary £22,702), HR, Admin & Payroll Administrator. You will provide a professional, efficient, and effective HR administration service, including Payroll, to meet the needs of Lichfield District Council and LWMTS, ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, always maintaining confidentiality and high professional standards.


  • Support the efficient and seamless provision of the payroll function, including payments to employees, members and all external businesses are accurate.
  • Administer the end-to-end HR transaction encompassing the whole of the employee lifecycle, from entry to exit by processing leavers, changes, and new starters, ensuring accurate documentation and timely onboarding.
  • Administer the management of all types of leave, i.e., holiday, sick, maternity, jury service etc and are completed accurately and effectively.
  • Work to agreed SLAs.
  • Maintain and update HR systems with employee information, ensuring HR and Payroll records are maintained in accordance with compliance with relevant laws and regulations, best practice, data protection and the company requirements.
  • Administer all employee benefits, including enrolment, changes, and terminations.
  • Support with recruitment, including DBS process checking.
  • Stay up to date on changes to payroll and HR regulations and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and policies and their application.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the level of the post.


  • Proven experience as an HR Administrator.
  • Prior experience of the end-to-end HR transactions encompassing the whole of the employee life cycle from entry to exit.
  • Proficiency in using payroll and HR software and systems.
  • Be highly motivated, a confident self-starter with a ‘can do’ and team player attitude.
  • Demonstrate a high level of operational, organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organisation.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, work discreetly and handle sensitive information with discretion.


  • Prior experience in payroll processing with an understanding of payroll laws and regulations, with the local authority sector or setting with local authority terms and conditions.
  • Experience of administering the transfer of employees to the payroll via TUPE transfers.
  • Knowledge of local authority terms and conditions.
  • Understanding of safeguarding and safer recruitment.

You will also benefit from a fantastic salary package including Private Health Care, Pension contribution, Free parking, Hybrid working, My Staff shop and fab refurbished offices in a central location. Plus, more! Be part of our growing team and amazing culture.


All offers of employment are conditional offer subject to satisfactory clearances which include:

  • Two satisfactory references covering the last 3 years of employment.
  • Evidence of your right to work in the United Kingdom; and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if applicable


To be considered for this exciting new opportunity, please send your CV and Supporting statement to

If you need any support with completing your application, or any part of the recruitment process, please contact so that we can discuss reasonable adjustments.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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Working for us

We serve a population of around 100,000 residents within Lichfield and the district. Lichfield itself is a small cathedral city located 20 miles just north of Birmingham.

We are one of the district’s largest employers and offer a range of fulfilling job opportunities. Our team is at the very heart of our council - everyone, whatever their role, contributes to delivering great services to our local community. We are committed to equality and diversity, and work to ensure that our workplaces and our services are accessible to all. To see our full range of services , visit  and search careers for more information on how we work together to make Lichfield a great place to live and work.

We very much hope that you will want to become part of our team as we move forward and modernise our services.

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Company info
01543 308000
Lichfield District Council
Frog Lane
WS13 6YU

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