Payroll and HR Administrator

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 13 - £ 15 / Hour
  • Category
    HR, Sales and Management - HR Administrator
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    HR
  • External Reference
    JN-052019-67988

Payroll & HR Administrator


Location: London, City


Position: Payroll & HR administrator


Salary/Rate: £13/£15 PH


Type: Temporary


Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm



To effectively manage our global payroll processes for 200+ employees. payroll services. The role also entails providing advice and training on the application of HR policies and procedures across the Organisation. To undertake ad hoc project and research projects as required.




  • Complete the monthly payroll by updating the Octopus system with the necessary changes and liaising with the payroll provider, ensuring checks are made to minimise errors

  • Sole responsibility for all aspects of a high-volume payroll, collating and validating monthly payroll data, administering all starter, movers and leaver information

  • Act as the first point of call for managing payroll queries

  • Oversee other payroll providers

  • Effective management of the payroll provider, third party payments, query resolution

  • Produce monthly (or ad hoc) HR/payroll related reports using the HR database (Octopus)

  • Ensuring the maintenance of accurate employee information and records, including up to date contractual paperwork, for all UK staff

  • Providing timely and accurate Management Information

  • Ensuring effective administrative support with regards to benefits provision, salary and bonus review processes, recruitment, absence management, joiners, movers and leavers processes, offer and induction processes, learning and development activities and more

  • Ensure the efficient transfer of employee information from HR to payroll

  • Ensuring delivery of a consistently high-quality payroll service to UK businesses

  • Point of contact on payroll, tax and/or HR policies and procedures

  • Involvement in new starter process, on boarding and induction of new employees

  • Sound payroll knowledge

  • Experienced payroll administrator 2 years+

  • Demonstrable experience in a Payroll capacity (outsourced or internal)

  • Ability to work with numbers

  • Ambitious and self-motivated

  • Experience in providing HR support or an interest in doing so

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Competence with Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge in UK Statutory legislation

  • Knowledge in UK Employment law

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work with detail but also stand back and see the big picture

  • Confident working with spreadsheets




Ideally degree educated in any discipline


Strong written and verbal English skills


Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. Preferably Office 2010


Attention to detail and important levels of accuracy are essential


Other information:



  • Working Hours: 37.5 per week to be worked during normal business hours


Role holder must have the right to work in the UK


Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Charis Woods