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Payroll / HR Administrator


Contract Type



Up to £40000 per annum


24th September 2019

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Our client in Aberdeenshire is looking to recruit a Payroll / HR Administrator to assist in the development, execution and administration of compensation and benefits programs and personnel administration activities ensuring conformance with internal guidelines and business objectives.

The typical working week will be 40 hours over 5 days ( Monday – Friday ) with an annual salary starting from £40,000

Main responsibilities of the Role:

* Evaluates salaried, hourly, offshore, middle and top management positions to determine job content and internal alignment
* Undertaking ad hoc requests from managers and supporting the development of manager understanding of internal compensation and organisation policies
* Applying a pro-active approach in applying position class evaluation methodologies for organisational restructures and changes in scope of positions
* Provides support to Human Resources Talent Attraction and Development (TADE) for the creation of positions consistent with career paths and development plans
* Preparation of economic proposals for external candidates and internal promotions by ensuring internal equity is maintained whilst remaining externally competitive
* Managing and consolidating merit and promotion cycles for the region and supporting managers during the compensation cycles
* Working with Industrial Management Control to calculate the standard hourly cost for shop floor employees and perform monthly reconciliations and explain any budget deviations
* Monthly payroll consolidation for the region and preparation of data for annual compliance processes including P60 and P11D submission and distribution
* Preparation of annual salary costs and benefits budget whilst analysing any deviations on a monthly basis and providing full justifications at a corporate level
* Working closely with senior management and the corporate function to benchmark and present proposed changes to the salary scale for each country in the region on an annual basis
* Benchmarking with market practice when introducing new policies, procedures and benefits in line with local legislative changes by developing strong relationships with external providers for social security, tax and employment law matters
* Developing and maintaining relationships across different stakeholders in leading annual renewal of benefits policies for the region, ensuring competitive rates are secured
* Enhancing employee understanding of compensation aspects and promoting the value of benefits with presentations to employees and managing the annual preparation and distribution of Total Reward Statements
* Complies with policies, procedures and management, standards, and ensures adherence with all laws and regulations that apply to the area of responsibility
* Protects from damage, theft or misuse the facilities, equipment and other physical resources

Essential Skill Criteria Requirements:

* Previous HR experience of at least 3 years
* Strong teamwork skills in a multicultural environment
* Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
* Good organisational, multi-tasking and time-management abilities
* Track record of creative problem solving
* Ability and willingness to respond quickly to new information and change course accordingly
* A sophisticated approach to data, metrics and processes with advanced excel skills when working on topics such as UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting and providing recommendations to senior management
* Attention to detail / analytical skills, excellent organisation skills and abilities to manage multiple projects / responsibilities against tight deadlines. Ability to work under pressure
* Previous experience with SAP or similar

The recruitment process will consist of the following:

* Mental Ability Test – Online assessment undertaken at home
* Personality Test – Undertaken at client facility
* Face to face interview – Undertaken at client facility

If you are interested in the role of Payroll / HR Administrator in Aberdeenshire and meet the required criteria please apply today with an up to date CV

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