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Payroll Administrator


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Payroll Administrator

Permanent, part time – 24-30 hours per week (negotiable), full year

Band 5, point 15 - £27,189 pro per annum. Actual salary at 24 hours per week approx. £17,636 per annum

Varndean College is a thriving and successful sixth form college with an excellent reputation for high outcomes, providing an inspirational student experience and adding value to all of our community. Based in the city of Brighton and Hove we transform lives through exceptional education. We are proud of our dynamic culture, inclusivity and reputation as trailblazers.

We’re looking for an experienced Payroll Administrator to join our Payroll team on a permanent basis. This role will have a specific focus on pensions as well as providing administrative support to ensure a comprehensive and efficient payroll function.

The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of payroll and pension processes supported by payroll qualifications or equivalent experience, be able to calculate complicated pay adjustments and will be proficient in the use of payroll software and other IT packages (experience with Cintra desirable). They will be expected to have excellent attention to detail and accuracy at all times, and the ability to manage time and meet deadlines.

The College is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff are required to have an enhanced DBS check. We value the diversity of our staff and students and we particularly welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds.

We can offer:

  • A supportive, communicative and consultative working environment.
  • A commitment to the on-going professional development of our staff.
  • The opportunity to join our Corporate Memberships to Freedom Leisure or the Brighton Gym, use of the College Fitness Suite and a Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • A salary sacrifice Techscheme.
  • The use of an Employee Assistance programme offering unlimited 24/7 support on a range of topics, issues and matters.
  • Discounts on Adult Education Courses run by the College.
  • Annual health screenings, flu shots and free eye tests, and free exercise/well-being classes.
  • Access to Staff Welfare services on a referral basis.
  • Free use of College Library resources.
  • Regular staff social events throughout the year.

To Apply:

Please visit Varndean vacancies page at to download and complete an application form outlining how you meet the criteria listed in the job description and person specification for the role. Completed applications should be forward to [email protected] by closing date shown.

Closing date: Friday 24th November 2023

Interview date: Monday 4th December 2023

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    Interviews are likely to be held 24-26 January 2024 (TBC)

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    South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

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    When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.