Payroll Administrator (25 Hours Per Week / 18 months FTC)

Posted 27/06/2024 by Synlab

Basildon, Essex

Job Title: Payroll Administrator (25 Hours Per Week / 18 months FTC)

Location: Remote, Basildon Essex

Salary: Up to £28,350 per annum (pro-rata)

Job Type: Part Time, 18 months Fixed Term Contract

Working Hours: 25 Hours Per Week

SYNLAB UK and Ireland are leading providers of pathology and medical diagnostics services. We are committed to delivering excellence and innovation in healthcare. As we continue to grow and evolve, we are seeking a dedicated Payroll Administrator to join our team and support our Payroll (iTrent) and HR Oracle systems.

This is initially 18 months post, working for 25 hours per week. The purpose of the Payroll Administrator is to ensure routine work is processed efficiently for the wider SYNLAB UK's businesses. This position is critical in maintaining high standards of payroll management during a period of transition.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support for the HR teams
  • Ensure smooth monthly payroll operations by liaising with HR Advisors and payroll systems
  • Administer pensions for existing members and scheme leavers in accordance with NHS and company Pension Scheme regulations
  • Address pay queries, including sick pay entitlement, unpaid leave, and casuals
  • Identify and rectify causes of inaccurate pay, working with HR Advisors and line managers
  • Act as the first point of contact for under and overpayment queries
  • Collaborate with the HR team to develop effective payroll reports

About you:

Essential Requirements:

  • GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) with excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Proven IT skills, especially in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Ability to provide accurate payroll and HR advice
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Proactive and adaptable to changing demands
  • Good knowledge of HR processes and Pension schemes
  • Excellent numerical ability and communication skills


  • Experience in a diverse, multi-site organisation
  • Previous payroll department experience or working with outsourced payroll providers
  • Skills in root cause analysis and problem resolution

About Us:

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Payroll Specialist, Payroll Officer, Senior Payroll Administrator, Accounts Clerk, Payroll, Finance Clerk, Part Qualified Accountant, Payroll Admin, Payroll Coordinator, Payroll Executive and HR Assistant may also be considered for this role.

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