Job Location:
Salford Quays

Job Description:

Payroll Specialist

Bupa Place, Salford Quays M50 3SP or Leeds LS5 3BF

Flexible / Hybrid working options (1 days per week in office)

Full time 37.5 hours 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

£24,400-£25,500 depending on experience with fantastic benefits

We consider all types of flexibility, including locations, hours and working patterns.

We make health happen

The payroll specialist will guarantee that all employees in the designated Business Units, are paid correctly and on time in accordance with both statutory legislation and company policy whilst ensuring, that there are no material audit issues and the principles of customer service are maintained.

How you’ll help us make health happen:

  • Process the payroll of employees both in UK, Egypt, Ireland Netherlands, Denmark,

  • Perform payroll-related functions under country and local laws, including but not limited to processing of new hires, terminations, compensation & benefits, overtime, deductions, and attachment orders.

  • To ensure all end of year tax documents are provided to employees (e.g. P60, P11D Information) in accordance with statutory deadlines

  • To be proficient in all aspects of payroll and have a full understanding of the following, the legislation involved and their processes: Absence, Parental Absence, Compensation, Pensions, Managing Leavers – Redundancy payments, settlement payments etc, New Starter Processing including P45’s and HMRC updates to tax codes etc, Holiday Pay, AOE/DEO/CSA and other payroll deductions.

  • Collect payroll, benefit information from various sources, and provide monthly payroll instructions to our payroll provider in accordance with the calendar.

  • Reviews and verifies payroll data using strict internal control policies

  • Performs audits and controls in accordance with the calendar.

  • Provide ad-hoc support to other members of the team

  • Monitor compliance updates and be alert to ensure legal compliance at country and local level

  • Instructs Finance to issue payroll-related payments when required (salaries, taxes, social security, pension, etc.)

  • Communicate with employees of all levels regarding all payroll matters, including troubleshooting of issues via the query management system within SLA’s.

  • Assists with internal, external, and statutory audits as required.

  • Assists with ad hoc projects as necessary and perform any other job duties subject to company requirements.

  • Create and update payroll procedure documents. Streamline and automate current processes.

Key Skills / Qualifications needed for this role:

  • Experience of processing UK and International payrolls using third party vendors

  • Experience of computerised payroll applications preferably ResourceLink

  • Experience with Workday or any HRIS systems

  • Experience and knowledge of current PAYE, National Insurance & Statutory Payments regulations including be able to perform manual calculations in these areas.

  • Excellent communication and administrative skills both towards internal and external stakeholders.

  • Microsoft proficient in excel, word & Outlook.

  • A positive attitude towards development and training with a willingness to learn and be cross trained in other areas to provide support to the wider payroll team when needed.

  • Ability to adapt and be pro-active to adjust to changing requirements.

  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and perform all tasks in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Solve problems by analytical troubleshooting to avoid delays within the payroll cycle.


Our benefits are designed to make health happen for our people. Viva is our global wellbeing programme and includes all aspects of our health – from mental and physical, to financial, social and environmental wellbeing. We support flexible working and have a range of family friendly benefits.

Joining Bupa in this role you will receive the following benefits and more:

  • 25 days holiday, increasing through length of service, with option to buy or sell

  • Bupa medical insurance as a benefit in kind

  • An enhanced pension plan and life insurance

  • Annual performance-based bonus as part of the Staff Bonus Scheme 

  • Onsite gyms or local discounts where no onsite gym available

  • Various other benefits and online discounts

At Bupa we adhere to a structured framework when awarding any changes to salary. We believe this creates a fair and consistent approach for all colleagues looking to grow or change role. For more guidance please click HERE.

Before you apply for a vacancy, please ensure your job history on your workday profile is up to date with all your career history and achievements.  This will mean the Recruitment team have all the relevant information they need to review your application.

Please be aware that if you’re successful in securing this role there may be changes to your notice period and other terms and conditions, your recruiter will be able to advise what this means for you during your application.

Why Bupa?

We’re a health insurer and provider. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. Our people are all driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. We make health happen by being brave, caring and responsible in everything we do.

We encourage all of our people to “Be you at Bupa”, we champion diversity, and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve.  That’s why we especially encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly and offer reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process to anyone that needs them.

If you would like more information on the role, require an alternative format, or would like to discuss other opportunities suited to your skills and experience, please contact the recruiter

Time Type:

Full time

Job Area:

People & HR


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