Payroll and Pensions Officer

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and organised payroll/pension officer who has excellent numeric and analytical skills and a high attention to detail and thrives on achieving results.

You must have 5 GCSE (or equivalent) passes including Maths and English, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and basic knowledge of employment best practice/legislation, ideally together with experience of working in Payroll/Finance area. Support will be provided to staff in developing their payroll/pensions knowledge via a formal payroll qualification. As well as administration experience and the ability to communicate sensitive information in a way that builds on the successful relationships with our customers.

In return you will joining a forward looking payroll team where you will gain a range of Payroll experience, working within a busy and interesting team, driving forward innovative, quality and customer services.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Payroll Team based at Salisbury District Hospital you will be using The ESR Payroll system and Pension On-Line, you will be responsible for providing administrative support including processing payroll, dealing with customer queries about issues such as pay, employment terms and conditions, pensions and expenses as well as maintaining ESR records and other department systems to ensure data quality.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities

About us

We are a well-established acute Trust with a track record of high performance and provide a broad range of services for the populations served by Wiltshire, Dorset and West Hampshire CCGS, alongside highly regarded specialist services with excellent clinical networks both locally and nationally. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4,000 staff. We offer excellent staff benefits including an onsite day nursery and holiday play scheme, an onsite staff club with 2 indoor heated swimming pools and a fully equipped gym. Situated in the south of Wiltshire, Salisbury is surrounded by beautiful countryside including Salisbury Plain and the New forest.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, Salisbury also has one of the 31 UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK in the form of Stonehenge and in addition boasts a number of museums and famous landmarks which are well worth a visit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in a Payroll/Pensions Department
  • Demonstrate ability to deliver payroll/pension skills in practice
  • Experience of routine office procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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For help with your application, contact:

Penny Barnes


Date posted

06 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£20,330 to £21,777 a year per annum pro rata for part time



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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