Payroll Technical Leader, 37 hours per week, 12 month Fixed Term Contract, up to £42,000 p.a.

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Payroll Technical Leader, 37 hours per week, 12 month Fixed Term Contract, up to £42,000 p.a.

Delt exists to help our partners and clients do amazing things. Sounds simple?


Our teams, collectively, deliver significant financial benefits, greater resilience, faster innovations and nearly £16M of socio-economic gain (per annum) to the South West.


We are owned by the public sector, we operate like a dynamic and agile private limited company – and it works! Time and time again, we deliver on all fronts and very much in excess of our shareholders original expectations.


This is a really exciting time for us here at Delt and we would love you to join us on our journey!


We are on the lookout for an exceptional Interim Payroll Technical Leader to join Delt on a 12-month fixed term contract (FTC), during the strategic implementation of our Human Capital Management (HCM) solution.



You will provides temporary leadership and technical expertise support to the Head of Payroll Services and the Payroll Services Team.  You will also deliver the effective provision of a complex payroll compliance and pension administration service supporting a range of customers including NHS, Teachers and Local Government and third sector organisations, paying circa 7,500 as part of our Payroll Bureau.


This opportunity is expected to commence by mid-April (maybe sooner) and we would love to hear from you if the responsibilities and experience match your profile!


Key Responsibilities:


  • Statutory/Contractual Compliance: Take charge of statutory and contractual compliance, including calculations, returns, and HR/payroll data analysis/reporting for internal and external clients


  • Customer-Focused Service Delivery: Support the day-to-day delivery of a customer-focused, efficient, and compliant payroll service, meeting service level agreements and exceeding customer expectations


  • Leadership and Team Management: Provide leadership support to a team of staff, ensuring accurate and timely payments, pension benefits, and returns. Drive a culture of excellence and collaboration within the team


  • Legislative Compliance and System Enhancements: Stay updated on pay and pension-related legislation, regulations, and trends. Apply best practices to ensure compliance and excellence in service provision


  • Process Improvement and System Enhancements: Identify opportunities for process improvements and HR system payroll configuration enhancements. Provide training to team members to ensure knowledge and understanding is maintained


  • Professional Advice and Guidance: Offer professional advice and guidance to internal and external customers on complex payroll and pensions-related technical enquiries and legislative issues




  • Professional qualification to graduate or equivalent level in payroll or pensions management.
  • Excellent knowledge of statutory pay-related legislation, pension scheme regulations, and employee terms & conditions.
  • Record of accomplishment in continuing professional development to ensure personal knowledge and skills alongside supporting customer compliance.
  • Experience in managing technology-enabled high-volume transactional processes, reconciliations, and returns.
  • High level of IT literacy, including advanced Excel skills.
  • Skilled in managing transparent customer relationships, including service level reporting, issue/problem management, and customer engagement.


If you’re ready to get to get stuck into an exciting project utilising all of your payroll and pensions experience, please apply early as we reserve the right to withdraw the advert at any time.

If you have any questions, please email
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