Senior Payroll Administrator - Maternity Leave

We are currently recruiting for a highly experienced Senior Payroll Administrator to join our  Payroll team on site at Ornua Foods on a fixed term 12 month maternity cover contract. This role is to provide a consistent, reliable and accurate service with customer service at the forefront. This role is full time, office hours (8.45am - 5pm) and is based at our site on Sunnyhills Road in Leek, Staffordshire. Due to the nature of role, living within a 30 minute drive of the site is essential.



Key Tasks & Duties:


As a Payroll Administrator, you will ensure employees are processed for payment in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with specified company policies and legislative requirement. You will carry out other payroll duties, to include monthly HMRC payment and reconciliation, 3rd Party payments, earnings enquiry requests, national statistics forms, P11ds, end of year processes and producing ad-hoc reports.


Providing the administration of employee benefits; including Childcare Voucher scheme, Cycle to Work, Company Cars ensuring we are National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage compliant where necessary. This role will also include processing incoming queries received via; email, post, person, telephone with agreed turnaround times met, maintaining contact and managing expectations.


A thorough understanding and comprehensive knowledge of current payroll legislation is needed in order to be considered.



Personal Qualities & Experience:


In ordered to be considered for this role, you will have a thorough working knowledge of computerised payroll systems, have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal and highly numerate. An extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office packages is also essential.


We are looking for a candidate who is a problem solver; who can take ownership of issues and follow through to end solutions whilst remaining upbeat in the face of advertisity. Excellent planning skills, self-motivated and customer focused are also key qualities we would desire. It is essential to have a high level of attention to detail.





Up to £26,000 depending on experience





For any additional information on this role or to apply, please contact Kate Taylor, Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator or send your CV and covering letter to

Due to the large amount of applicants, if you do not hear from us within 14 days your application has been unsuccessful, although every effort is made to reply to each candidate individually.