Payroll and Benefits Manager

Posted 6 months ago by Meridian Business Support
Location Salisbury, Wiltshire Job Type
Salary £35000 - £50000 per annum + holiday, pension, health care etc Sector Admin/Secretarial

Are you a payroll expert? Are you looking for a position that offers opportunity to develop and own you skillet?

Our client is looking for a Payroll and Benefits Manager to join their growing team based from their offices in Salisbury.

The role:

  • You will have overall responsibility for the efficient and effective delivery of our employee payroll, pension's compliance and benefits administration, along with associated reporting and HMRC requirements.
  • You will work closely with the HR and Finance teams to deliver a high quality, professional service to our employee base.
  • This is a standalone subject matter expert role within the HR team and as such ability to work autonomously with attention to detail and ability to juggle priorities is essential.
  • The role has the scope and potential to include Reward and Bonus Schemes for the Group, making this an excellent opportunity for an established Payroll Manager wanting to take a step toward a broader role.

Main Duties:

  • Full end to end processing of staff payrolls across the Group
  • Auto-enrolment responsibilities, and reconciliation/payment of pension contributions, and all related compliance
  • Reconciliations and HMRC submissions requirements
  • Accountable for compliance with current legislation as well as statutory and contractual requirements
  • Production and delivery of core employee documentation, including pay slips/P60s/P11Ds/P45s
  • Maintenance and refresh of bonus schemes with internal stakeholders and broader HR team
  • Efficient running of our pay and benefits related systems
  • Leading and reviewing Payroll processes


  • A strong understanding of relevant HMRC legislation (Tax/NICs/Statutory Payments)
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
  • Ideally CIPP/CIPD qualified or part-qualified
  • Knowledge of Employee Benefits, and ability to implement providers and manage day to day processes

This is a full time role offering a salary circa £35,000 - £50,000 (dependant on skills and experience) Benefits include holiday, pension, healthcare and much more.

Please contact Gemma Lawrence at Meridian on 01722 328 038 / 07876 250 447 to apply and find out more or email

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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