Interim Payroll Operations Lead - London

  • £500 - 650 per day
  • London, Greater London, England
  • Contract

Interim Payroll Operations Lead – East London


We are working with a local authority in East London who are looking to recruit a Payroll Operations Lead on a full time contract.


Dat Rate: up to £650 per day

Contract: Initial 3-6 month contract with a view to being extended

Work Schedule: Full time, Monday – Friday.

Hybrid Working: Maximum 3 Days in Office


Role Brief: To deliver a comprehensive payroll service to ensure all are paid accurately and on time. To carry out the payroll run processes and ensure adequate cover at all times.


What we’re looking for:

  • Significant experience of operating multiple monthly high-volume payrolls in Local Government (ideally) or other large organisations such as Government or NHS.
  • Can demonstrate in-depth knowledge of payroll technology and has a genuine interest in continuous improvement.
  • IT literate in Microsoft Suite of products and Payroll software (ideally Resource Link and Altair).


Key Responsibilities:

-          Responsible for Council staff and school’s payroll

-          Deliver timely and accurate payroll information and ensure third party liabilities are correctly calculated and settled. 

-          Provide day to day management support to a dedicated and skilled payroll team with a strong customer focus and decades of experience amongst individual officers.

-          Hold team meetings, 1-2-1s and provide clear strategic and business as usual direction working closely with the Head of Service.

-          Provide expert advice and ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations, keep up to date on legislative.

-          Engage with Finance and Audit colleagues. Recognise and work with internal stakeholders and external agencies effectively using feedback to manage changes and service developments successfully.


If you are interested in this role or would like to know more, please contact Brad on 01772 954200 or alternatively via email on

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