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Location: Deans Yard, Westminster School

Contract: full-time, permanent

Hours of work: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, with a one-hour unpaid lunchbreak. This a full-time role required throughout the year. The School supports flexible working and will consider requests for other working arrangements.

For this role, there is no fixed closing date. Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews may occur at any stage.

The successful candidate will provide the day-to-day running of the Payroll, Pensions and Benefits team within the People Department, delivering a first-rate Payroll service and support the implementation of a new Defined Contribution Pension Scheme for Teachers. It is an all-encompassing role working on a variety of payroll, pension and benefits matters.

The successful candidate will provide a complete payroll service, with responsibility for all payroll operations including processing pay, pensions and benefit elements for starters, leavers and other... changes, pension administration including Teachers’ Pensions, Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Schemes, management of private health and other employment benefits and salary sacrifice schemes.

The Payroll, Pensions and Benefits Manager will report to the Director of People.

Main Responsibilities
• Transform the operation of Payroll, Pension and Benefits at the School, ensuring an efficient, effective and customer focused service culture for our schools and staff.
• Line management of the Payroll, Pensions and Benefits Officer(s)
• Responsibility for end to end payroll, pensions and benefits processing and input, ensuring all employees are paid accurately and on time each month.
• Work closely with the wider People department to ensure all starters, leavers, and other changes are processed timely and accurately within the payroll, pensions and benefits systems.
• Manage the pension life cycle for employees and administer the pensions schemes for the School, including management of auto-enrolment and managing pension regulation returns
• Liaise with third party pensions administrators regarding any pension issues
• Maintain records for all pensions funds including Teachers’ Pension Scheme
• Manage audit process for Teachers’ Pension Scheme
• Responsibility for verification of staff data for auto-enrolment into pension scheme
• Manage the defined contribution pension schemes and defined benefit scheme contributions and administration
• Administer the salary sacrifice scheme for pension purposes, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans.
• Administer private medical healthcare scheme including liaison with third party providers
• Respond to employees’ queries on payroll, pensions and benefits
• Maintain relationships with HMRC and ensure all PAYE and National Insurance is reported and paid on time
• Produce, check and issue all payroll documentation including payslips, P60s, P45s and P11Ds
• Preparation and submission of quarterly payroll returns to Office of National Statistics
• Completion and submission to HMRC of annual PAYE Settlement Agreement return
• Preparation of month end files for finance to include accurate costs centres for the staff reflecting roles and locations
• Provide output reports to enable the financial sign off of the payroll by the Finance Bursar and Director of People
• Support the annual salary budgeting process through provision of data to Finance and the Budget holders.
• Working with the Director of People, support the School’s annual gender pay gap reporting process through providing reports and data, and other statutory reporting including staff banding and key management personnel data for disclosure in the annual report and accounts.
• Changes to the London Living Wage to be communicated to staff and updated for payroll purposes.
• Support Director of People with staff benefits provision.
• Working with the Director of People and other colleagues within People department, review the effectiveness of payroll systems used by the school and support the development of any new systems that may be introduced
• Ad hoc projects as required
• Developing sickness and absence reporting for review by senior management
• Responsible for the contracted relations with the outsourced payroll provider, SDWorx
• Reconciliations of monthly actual figures to annual salary review figures and explanation of variances
• Recording of headcount and FTE staff members monthly

Additional benefits:
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and discretionary Christmas stand-down period. Leave should be taken when convenient with the workload and deadlines
• Pension – Contributory Defined Contribution Scheme

To apply, please click on the link below:

We are an equal opportunities employer. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Westminster School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Job Summary



Westminster, London

£50,000 - £55,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Westminster School
17 Dean's Yard

United Kingdom


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