Payroll Administration Assistant Ref: 5494

School/departmentHuman Resources (Payroll)
Hours: part Time (18.25 hours per week).  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term to 28th February 2023
Reference: 5494
Salary: starting at £19,133 to £21,236 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 22 March 2021
Closing date:  07 April 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: April 2021
Expected start date: May 2021

Job description

A Payroll Administration Assistant is required as soon as possible to join a busy team. They will undertake a range of duties relating to the running of computerised casual payroll including: data input, record keeping, providing a payroll reception service, and answering general payroll queries. The role also provide support to the University recruitment process.

Applicants should be able to operate effectively within a team, possess a good level of numeracy and be able to use a computer for data entry. The person appointed should be able to handle high volumes of email traffic, should have good computer skills & ability to work with electronic documents, good accuracy and attention to detail, possess good communication skills, and be able to organise and prioritise work to meet strict deadlines.  Previous payroll experience and a knowledge of tax and NI procedures is desirable.

The post holder will work from home and from the University Falmer campus, on a split rota, to be agreed with the successful candidate.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 5494) (PDF XKB)


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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