Company: City of Wolverhampton College
Location: Bilston, Midlands


An exciting opportunity not to be missed! City of Wolverhampton College is looking for a Payroll and HR Systems Manager to join the team. You will join us on a full-time basis (35 hours per week) and in return, you will receive a competitive gross annual salary starting at £39,475 and rising through annual increments to £41,877 per annum.

City of Wolverhampton College is one of the region’s leading Further Education providers. We believe our staff are our greatest asset, and that it is only through their knowledge and experience that we can help make a difference to the lives of people across Wolverhampton and beyond.

The Payroll and HR Systems Manager role:

You will lead the delivery of a high quality professional Payroll service that is above scrutiny and compliant with all audit procedures and good practice to support the achievement of the HR Strategy and delivers all College, Statutory and third party obligations.  You will take responsibility for the continued upgrading and development of iTrent to maximise its potential and use.

Holiday Entitlement:  39 days + 8 Bank Holidays

Key responsibilities of the Payroll and HR Systems Manager:

– To manage the payroll system and related activities to ensure that the service is outstanding.  To manage the gross to net payroll operation for all employees, people receiving a pension including mileage and expenses claims.  To ensure that the statutory deductions are properly made and that statutory returns are completed accurately and on time ensuring that error rates are calculated and reduced to less than 1% and minimise over-payments.
– To ensure that all upgrading of iTrent is tested in test/train and impact assessed prior to uploading it into live. To constantly review what is available on ESS and People Manager via the new releases and to develop an implementation plan.
– To lead and manage the team to support the overall HR activities effectively so that HR and Payroll achieves high customer satisfaction and a consistent SAR grade of outstanding each year.
– To contribute to the design, implementation and reporting of the overall HR Strategy in particular the Reward & Recognition agenda

Experience and skills required of our Payroll and HR Systems Manager:


– Member of the CIPP
– Working at Level 2 Maths & English
– Experience of working in a private sector and public sector organisations
– Substantial experience of managing a Payroll function and team covering all aspects of payroll
-Experience of managing a combined HR and payroll function and how to maximize the system for both areas
– Demonstrable knowledge of up to date payroll and relevant employment legislation
– IT literate and a substantial understanding of payroll systems, the interaction with financial reporting and how to develop the system to get ultimate value and use from the system
– Highly organised, able to work within time constraints and auditable processes
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills with evidence of being able to listen and influence others
– Effective collection and recording of management information, its interpretation and use in monitoring and decision making
– Highly developed analytical skills
– Able to work with and manage internal and external auditors
– Ability to move between sites timely
– Clean enhanced DBS record.


– A HR qualification
– Able to write and present Governors reports
– Strong presentation, briefing and training skills
– Able to gain good PR for the Payroll function via external recognition for developing and delivering a quality product

So, if you would like to join our team as a Payroll and HR Systems Manager then please click ‘apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing date:22nd  January 2020

The College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of learners and expects all who work with or on behalf of the College to share this commitment. The College considers that the job holder for this role should have a DBS Enhanced (Child) disclosure.

We are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in all of our activities and to encouraging access to our College from all groups irrespective of race, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation. We are working to create an environment in which cultural diversity and individual difference are positively valued in an atmosphere free from harassment and discrimination.