Payroll and Pensions Assistant



Job Type



Accountancy / Finance, Administration, Customer Service, Emergency Services, Other, Public Sector



Our client, a Fire and Rescue Service, has an exciting Job Share opportunity within their Payroll & Pensions team in Financial Services for someone to come and work for a fantastic organisation which performs such a vital role for the people of South Yorkshire.

Payroll and Pensions Assistant
Salary: £22,369 - £24,054 (Grade 4)
Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week (Flexi Time/Agile Working)
Location: Sheffield, S1

As a Payroll & Pensions Assistant, you will help to prepare payrolls for serving and retired staff and help to administer the firefighter and local government pension schemes.

You should have a good working knowledge of relevant legislation, be able to deal with high volumes of data changes and work well as a member of a team.

You’ll need a Foundation Level CIPP Qualification and GCSEs, including Maths and English (A to C or equivalent).

Planning and organisation skills will be really important - as will the ability to use different operating systems.

Working for the fire and rescue service is more than just a job - it’s a chance to support an organisation with an incredible brand, strong values and which saves lives.

You’ll also enjoy some fantastic benefits, including:

  • Excellent holidays - 28 days which increase the longer you work for them - up to 37, plus Public Holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements, including home working and a generous flexi time attendance scheme
  • Discounts at major retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues
  • Free health and wellbeing support for you and your family
  • Free use of state-of-the-art gym facilities
  • Cycle 2 work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity schemes
  • The opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Closing date for applications is 09:00am on Monday 12th June 2023.
Interviews will be week commencing Monday 19th June 2023.

New starters will normally commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. They offer 28 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays. Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 33 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 37 days. They also operate a generous flexi time attendance scheme.

All applications will be given equal consideration and the Service particularly welcome applications from individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Other (LGBT+) or are disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within the workforce. The organisation also offers a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

This organisation's recruitment and selection procedures reflect their commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People. All staff are expected to share this commitment.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

If you require any of the recruitment documents in larger print this can be arranged.

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