Payroll Vacancies

Payroll Vacancies

We have two payroll vacancies we are looking to fill, Payroll Manager and Payroll Administrator both based within the central services team of the Ted Wragg Trust. If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please fill the form out below to download the application form. For job specifications and further information on each role please see further information below.


Job Title: Payroll Manager – NJC Grade G (£32,910 – £36,922)

Work Location: Cranbrook Education Campus                   

Appointment type: Full Time

Job term: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 24 May 2021 (9am)

Interview Date: Friday 28 May 2021

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every student, regardless of background. Our priority is to ensure that our pupils, regardless of social-economical background can learn, thrive and be successful. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our students. The Trust currently consists of twelve academies that are based in the Greater Exeter and Plymouth areas of Devon.

We are seeking to appoint a Payroll Manager with ‘hands-on’ end-to-end Payroll processing and extensive systems experience.  This is an excellent opportunity for a Payroll Manager / Payroll Team Leader to play a major role in payroll operations for a staff of approximately 1,000 employees within a multiple-entity structure, leading our payroll service and managing the benefits function of the Trust.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Managing payroll processing and customer relations;
  • Managing and developing the payroll team;
  • Processing and reconciliation of third-party payments (eg. HMRC);
  • Management of pension administration;
  • Ensuring accuracy of output and processing;
  • Liaising with Finance in statutory reporting;
  • Continuous development of payroll systems.

Skills & Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in payroll processing within complex organisations with 500+ employees;
  • Experience of payroll systems including reporting and configuration;
  • Specialist knowledge of Tax, National Insurance, Pensions administration etc;
  • Effective management skills, with in-depth, hands-on experience of payroll processing and benefits administration;
  • The ability to build relationships with colleagues across the Trust;
  • Exceptional organisational skills and a meticulous eye for detail;
  • Strong systems skills and experience with HR / Payroll Systems (preferably iTrent) as well as MS Excel, Word etc.

The Payroll Manager will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact in improving processes.  There are several interesting projects on the horizon for the Payroll Manager to participate and lead within.

Enquiries relating to this post should be directed to ben.hoer@tedwraggtrust.co.uk

Applications should be submitted by completing our Trust application form and should include evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role. Applications should be sent by email to HR@tedwraggtrust.co.uk   Please apply by 9am on the closing date.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.


Job Title: Payroll Administrator – NJC Grade D (£20,092 – £22,183)

Work Location: Cranbrook Education Campus                   

Appointment type: Full Time

Job term: Permanent

Closing Date: Tuesday 20 May 2021 (9am)

Interview Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every student, regardless of background. Our priority is to ensure that our pupils, regardless of socio-economic background can learn, thrive and be successful. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our students. The Trust currently consists of twelve academies that are based in the Greater Exeter and Plymouth areas of Devon.

This is an exciting opportuning for an enthusiastic Payroll Administrator to join our growing payroll team to help deliver and develop an excellent payroll service to all our employees.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Accurately processing monthly payrolls across three PAYEs;
  • Acting as a point of contact for employees for all transactional queries;
  • Ensuring records are accurately maintained;
  • Assisting in the reporting and returns of employee benefits;
  • Supporting in ad-hoc projects as required.

Skills & Experience:

  • Part qualified payroll technician/evidenced CPD or relevant experience of payroll processing;
  • Knowledge of HMRC legislation and payroll calculations;
  • Experience of using payroll systems, preferably iTrent, with excellent IT knowledge of MS office;
  • Pensions knowledge and experience, public sector knowledge would be helpful;
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and processes;
  • Excellent attention to detail, well organised and used to work in a fast paced environment.

Enquiries should be directed to ben.hoer@tedwraggtrust.co.uk

Applications should be submitted by completing our Trust application form and should include evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role.   Applications should be sent by email to HR@tedwraggtrust.co.uk   Please apply by 9am on the closing date.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.