Client Coronavirus Information Hub
You are here:
Apply for this job

Job Description

We are recruiting for an experienced Payroll Manager. You will need to have experience of managing a payroll team and you will need to be able to reconcile HMRC, ensuring all payroll functions are performed correctly.

We are recruiting for an experienced Payroll Manager based in Southend on Sea, Essex. Full time permanent role, working 35 hours per week.  This role for the foreseeable will be working one week in the office and one week at home.  You will be responsible for managing 6 Payroll Officers who perform 7 payrolls between them paying thousands of employees.

You will need to reconcile HMRC, ensure all payroll functions are performed correctly and deal with any queries  liaise with Local Authorities regarding over spends etc. As  Payroll  Manager you will be overseeing the Payroll Team and to ensure that they deliver a high quality and person centred service to their  customers.

Main duties include:

  • To lead the day-to-day delivery of the payroll function for the SDS Payrolls and the internal Payrolls
  • To review and develop financial procedures and processes
  • To continually monitor and update the Payroll function to ensure compliance with legislation and company policy
  • To provide line management and regular supervision to the payroll team, including supervision/appraisal and weekly team meetings.
  • To deputise in the absence of the Head of SDS Financial Services, in partnership with the SDS Finance Manager.
  • To ensure that new payrolls are set up in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that payrolls are received, checked and processed on a timely and accurate basis.
  • To respond to individual queries including general payment queries, annual leave, redundancy, mortgage references and other authorised requests for information.
  • To liaise with funders and account holders to investigate variances and highlight circumstances which might affect Direct Payment funds.
  • To liaise with HMRC, the Pensions Regulator and other 3rd parties on a variety of payroll related matters.
  • To support the team to ensure that individuals meet employer requirements in relation to HMRC and auto enrolment pensions.
  • To support the team to ensure that calculations for payments to HMRC, chosen pension providers and other 3rd parties are accurate and paid promptly.
  • To carry out payroll year-end procedures as required and to produce and send all returns required by HMRC and Benefits Agency including P11D, P35 & PSA returns.
  • To visit clients and providers when required to provide information and assist with the provision of the Payroll Service.
  • To contribute to the ongoing development of new systems for the verification and production of financial reports.
  • To assist in maintaining the computerised payroll and finance systems, reviewing software upgrades, dealing with software suppliers and ensuring that the system is effective.

Salary £30,000-£32,000 per annum.  30-32 days annual leave (including bank holidays), parking permit and they can be reasonably flexible with childcare arrangements in terms of start and finish times. With regard to training, they pay for 80% of role related qualifications with the final 20% being offered as an interest free loan to the member of staff over an affordable period.

Apply today or contact Kim Baker, ENS Commercial Recruitment, Westcliff for further information.

Apply for this job

Have an account? Login here

What people are saying about ENS

I would highly recommend the recruitment services offered by ENS RECRUITMENT, having recently used ENS I found an approachable friendly and professional service. I was matched with an exciting role within a progressive expanding insurance company. My overall experiences exceeded my expectations, and I have no qualms in either recommending or using ENS in the future.

Mohamed Nuur BA (Hons) Combined Business - Motor Claims Assessor

ENS has proven a great asset as a recruitment partner to me. They find excellent candidates and keeps me informed at all stages of the process. I want a dedicated personable service that focuses on quality candidates not quantity, ENS tick all the boxes and I would recommend them to anyone who wants a hassle free competent recruitment partner.

National Residential/Nursing Home Provider

My name is Mark and I recently applied for a job through your company.

I just wanted to give you a quick update on how I am getting on - and to be quite frank... I LOVE IT! Everyone here is so lovely and I am so pleased I gained this position and am very happy in my new role. I don't know if you have received any feedback from my new employer but I hope they are enjoying having me as much as I am enjoying being here!! Hopefully I will be here for many years to come.


I would like to say thanks to all the hard work from ENS. I landed the role I've always wanted. ENS were always on the end of the phone with any questions I needed answering and helped me through the process from start to finish. I would recommend ENS. Thank you for all your hard work, which paid off with me getting the job.


Crown College has been a client of ENS Recruitment for a number of years and I can wholeheartedly endorse the quality and effectiveness of their service. The college users a number of agencies for recruiting temporary and permanent staff and I would without hesitation say ENS Recruitment provide the best service of any of these agencies. Their service is tailored to our needs and they actually listen to our requirements and filter candidates. In short ENS Recruitment are an excellent agency that I can thoroughly recommend them.

Managing Director – Crown College

Thanks for all your help and all the work you have given me, it has been great working for you, and I have recommended you to anyone looking for a new role. I can honestly say you and ENS have been the best recruitment company I have ever worked for.


I would just like to thank you for your endless support and encouragement. I have learnt a lot under your leadership and guidance here and would like to say a big thank you. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who is looking for work – you are a true inspiration and have given me faith in working with an agency again!


I've been VERY impressed with the quality of candidates put before me via ENS. Both your candidates have been shortlisted and a final decision will be made very soon.


I would like to thank ENS for all their help and support in finding me this role. Whenever I have needed help or advice you were always on the other end of the phone or email. I have found all the staff at ENS to be polite, helpful and very quick at responding to any queries I have had. Wishing you all the best for the future and again thank you for everything.


Just wanted to say a little thanks to you guys at ENS, I've never used an agency before and I am genuinely pleasantly surprised and impressed with just how personable, friendly and actually human you guys were. Oh, and of course for finding me the job at Friths. Good luck to you all there, and again a big thanks.

Jon Varney

I have been using ENS for many years and they always provide a very fast and reliable recruitment service for both my companies. They are always keen to help when we need temporary or permanent staff and provide the right type of candidate for the job. Without hesitation I would strongly recommended the services of ENS.

Managing Director - DVR Ltd

We have been working with ENS for a number of years as one of our company’s preferred providers. The team at ENS has always provided a practical, timely, efficient and professional service. They have an ongoing understanding of our requirements, providing first-rate agency cover and permanent candidates.

HR Advisor – Commercial Products/Logistics Company