Job details

Reference number - 2439-3014

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - £57,524 to £63,380 pa

Job type/hours - permanent, 37 hours per week

Closing date - 5.00pm, 2 July 2019

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic candidate to join our finance service as a Payroll and Pensions Manager.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Finance and part of the Financial Service's Senior Management Team, you will lead and manage a section comprising 10 staff, ensuring that effective internal and external customer relationships are maintained and that the operational activities of the Payroll and Pensions Section are supported by efficient systems and transactional processes.

The post holder will proactively engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the service is delivered to exacting standards. A key purpose of the job is to maintain and grow the current external client base to ensure that income generation opportunities are exploited. This requires a thorough understanding of the market competitors, skills in negotiation, the ability to deliver high quality internal and external presentations and comprehensive monitoring of external client satisfaction levels 

With excellent communication skills you will have a nationally recognised payroll qualification and comprehensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of legislation, covering payroll, HMRC tax and public sector pension/auto enrolment.

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the "Job Profile" to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

How to apply

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