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Payroll Officer

26 Nov 2020   |   Wellspring Academy Trust   |   £21,380 to £26,725 (dependent upon experience and qualifications)

Department: Central Support Team

Reporting to: Payroll Manager

Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust with twenty-five Academies across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Humber. The Trust also provides a range of extended services, including mental health services for the NHS, social care services for young adults, and outreach behaviour and care support services. As a Trust we are committed to making a difference to the lives and life chances of the young people and the communities we serve.

In order to support the ongoing growth of the Trust we are seeking to recruit a Payroll Officer to support the Payroll Manager in all aspects of payroll processing and pensions administration.

We are looking for someone who:

· Has experience in payroll processing

· Has experience in pensions administration

· Is self-motivated, customer focused and organised

· Enjoys working as part of an inclusive team

Previous payroll experience is essential (though not necessarily in the education sector), as is the ability to multi-task and work flexibly within a team environment. The role is currently working from home due to COVID-19, but the initial training period will take place at the Trust’s head office in Barnsley.

The role provides an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a career, and as the Trust continues to grow our roles offer pathways for progression for ambitious and dynamic individuals.

For any queries regarding this post, please contact the Payroll Manager, Julia Robinson on


Please complete the attached application form and return as per below. CV’s will not be accepted

Application Form – Central Team

Payroll Officer JD & PS


Reporting to Payroll Manager
Duration of Post Permanent
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Work Commitment 52 weeks
Salary £21,380 to £26,725 (dependent upon experience and qualifications)
Start Date As soon as possible
Closing Date Friday 11th December 2020 at 12 noon
Interview Date Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th December 2020
Applications Completed applications are to be sent to: Human Resources at

Wellspring Academy Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and, if appropriate, vulnerable adults who participate in any Trust activities and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this post. References will be taken up prior to interview.

We are committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity. We want our people to reflect the diversity of our communities, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially from under-represented groups, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

All applicants should complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for further details

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