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Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship

Thomas Telford School
Telford, Shropshire
Circa £18,000
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

Thomas Telford School



Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship


Circa £18,000


37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, Monday – Friday

Level 3 Apprenticeship scheme with view to process to Level 5

Block release at local college 1 day per week



We are seeking to appoint a Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship to administer end-to-end payroll, ensuring strict deadlines are met, in accordance with best practice, current legislation and company operating procedures. 


This is an exciting opportunity which may suit a recent school-leaver to work with a dynamic Finance team and be involved in different aspects of payroll processing, budgeting and employment law. We are seeking someone who is highly motivated, conscientious, and has strong communication skills.




    Salary of circa £18,000 Discretionary bonus scheme Company pension scheme Free gym access Cycle-to-work scheme 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

Key responsibilities:


    Process end-to-end payroll for multiple schools, including data input, managing standing data, processing starters and leavers, maternity, changes to tax codes, pay rates and pension contribution rates. Manage and resolve queries from colleagues and employees on payroll-related matters in a professional and timely manner. Administer multiple pension schemes, including Teachers’ Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme and NEST pension schemes, ensuring compliance with regulations and reporting requirements. Provide advice on entitlement to SMP, SPP, ShPP, SSP and other items. Generate payroll reports, including year-end reports, reconciliations and analysis to ensure payroll accuracy and share this information with the Finance Director. Stay up to date on payroll legislation and best practice and ensure compliance with statutory requirements. Work with colleagues to improve payroll process and improve efficiency. Maintain appropriate records for Audit purposes. Contribute to the annual payroll budgeting process.



Qualifications and skills:


    Level 2 Maths and English GCSE (grade 5 and above) 2 A-level passes or predicted grades, or equivalent (grade C/BTEC Merit and above) Highly motivated, hard-working and commitment to continuous process improvement. Excellent attention to detail and technical understanding. Strong numerical and written skills. High level of integrity and confidentiality to protect sensitive information. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to learning and undertaking additional qualifications


More general information about Payroll Administrator Apprenticeships can be found here:

Payroll administrator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education



Please apply immediately, application forms and details about the post can be downloaded from Please send your application form to The Associate Headmaster, Mr Ian Rawlings, Thomas Telford School, Old Park Telford TF3 4NW, or email


Closing date for applications: Apply immediately


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check, two employment references and relevant right to work in the UK checks.

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