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Payroll team leader

Head Office/Support Centre

Payroll Team Leader (Remote)

About our culture

The Works is such a welcome place to… well… work!

Our atmosphere is supportive, welcoming, friendly and inclusive. A second home-from-home where you can be your best and authentic you.

We’ve built an environment that’s busy, always moving, and full of energy. Yet we still make space to share must-watch TV recommendations and our favourite page-turners!

We’re a proactive and hardworking bunch who are dedicated to inspiring and empowering our customers to read, learn, create and play.

It’s the perfect place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work… we’re people who ‘do’!

What we will give to you!

  • 25% off colleague discount in-store and online (Often increased to 50% off for seasonal offers!)
  • 33 days holiday (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Remote working - Other than planned events or meetings, you manage your own diary 
  • Holiday Purchase scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement by 5 extra days per year
  • Access to our MyWorks reward platform which has thousands of exclusive online discounts across hundreds of well-known retailers, utilities, holidays and much more!
  • Save As You Earn (SAYE) scheme. Become a shareholder and buy your own piece of The Works by buying shares at an exclusive discounted rate direct-from-salary
  • Company pension contribution
  • Can-Do Academy – Instant access to training and development programmes when it suits you
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Health, Wellbeing and Financial support through the Retail Trust and our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Because you matter!
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Free Car Parking when on-site at our Support Centre
  • Optional Charity Giving schemes – Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn

Overview of the Role

We are looking for an experienced Payroll Team Leader to join our proactive and successful People Team. Reporting to the Pay & Benefits Manager, you will play an important role in ensuring our 4,000 colleagues are paid correctly and timely for the amazing work they do.

This is a busy role as you will also work closely with the Pay and Benefits Manager, supporting our ongoing projects within the payroll team


Who we're looking for

You will already be a proficient Payroll Team Leader and comfortable leading a team of payrollers (specialist and administrators), in a high-volume, fast-moving environment.  

You will be passionate about payroll and have strong administration and organisation skills. You will enjoy the challenge of rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in to help develop the department, team, systems and processes

Previous experience sought:
 

  • Experienced in large volume, end-to-end payroll of 3,000+ employees
  • Team leadership: Developing a team though objectives, coaching, check-ins and PDP
  • Expert in payroll software (We use iTrent. Experience of using iTrent would be amazing)
  • Sound working knowledge of PAYE and National Insurance statutory requirements, statutory leave and manual calculations     
  • Experienced in dealing with HMRC, RTI (FPS, EPS etc.)
  • Up to date legislation knowledge (PENP, holiday pay, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Company Pension Schemes, including Auto-Enrolment pension schemes
  • Preferable knowledge of ROI payroll taxation, including PRSI, USC, LPT and BIK
  • Knowledge of IOM payroll desirable, but not essential.
  • P11d experience desirable
  • EOY experience
  • Reconciliation of payroll
  • Team player both with your own team and other stakeholders as necessary
  • Able to build/maintain relationships

'How' will you do it?

  • You will role model our Values and Behaviours as an ambassador for the People team
  • You will lead by example, be people centric, provide excellent service and have a pragmatic “Can Do” approach to your work

Finally, the bit about “The Works"

We are working towards our ambition of becoming one of the most loved retailers in the UK and the go-to place for reading, learning, creativity and play.

We believe in the importance of fun and fulfilment and taking time out to do the things you love.

With 525 stores nationwide and a strong multi-channel proposition, our mission is to offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on core principles of value, variety and quality.

We’re super proud to be certified as two star ‘Outstanding to work for’ via Best Companies for three years running and a Sunday Times 2020 Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for.



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