York, Yorkshire and the Humber
About the job
The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial department with a big vision to drive change in the food system so that it delivers food we can trust.
We have a fantastic opportunity to join the FSA, within the Payroll team. As Payroll support your role with support the provision of a payroll service to all FSA employees and payment of FSA staff expenses, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of service.
Your responsibilities would include:
Identifying areas for continuous improvement of payroll processes, and assist with testing and implementing these changes.
Delivering excellent customer service and ensure customer experience is improved through innovation and continuous improvement to systems and processes.
You will ensure that all procedures and processes are followed to maintain accuracy and delivery of best practice.
Ensure the prompt resolution of payroll queries. Seek advice from HMRC, The Child Support agency, Paymaster, LPFA as necessary.
Want to find out more? Then please take a look at the attached job description which details the key responsibilities.
Person Specification criteria assessed at sifting.
Applications will be sifted against the essential person specification criteria detailed below. Please ensure you keep this in mind when completing your application using the CV template and skills section:
Recent payroll experience demonstrated in the last 5 years.
Experience of working with senior managers using strong verbal and written communication skills to deliver key messages and to build and maintain productive working relationships.
Can work to tight deadlines and prioritise own workload.
Experience of identifying opportunities to change and improve business processes or systems through review and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders and thereafter working quickly and effectively with minimum supervision to translate new approaches and initiatives into effect.
Knowledge of expenses and benefits including P11ds, salary sacrifice
Preparing monthly Bacs file reports and reconciliations prior to payment.
Able to run and check Auto-Enrolment reports to ensure all new entrants have been enrolled into a pension scheme to ensure compliance.
Keep updated on any recent and upcoming Legislation changes.
Proficient use of Excel/Word (demonstrate ability to adapt data)
Experience of running Real Time Information (RTI) processes (create check and process FPS Extract, for submission to HMRC)
Civil Service pension schemes
Ability to be able to check absence/ maternity calculation.
Shared parental leave (demonstrate understanding of scheme rules)
Criteria assessed at Interview
Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to the interview stage. The following Civil Service Competences will be assessed:
Setting direction - seeing the bigger picture
Setting direction changing and improving
Engaging people building capacity for all
Engaging people leading and communicating
Delivering results managing a quality service
Delivering results delivering value for money
For more information on our competency framework please see the attached document.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration
requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules
If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
You application will be assessed against the outlined skills, knowledge and qualifications.
We actively review the deployment of talent on a periodic basis in the interests of optimising personal development and the achievement of business plans.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code
sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants
Sift/interview dates and location
Sift is planned to take place 25/26 April 2018.
Interviews will take place in York week commencing 30 April 2018.
Candidates can claim travel costs if they attend an interview/selection stage for the vacancy.