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Payroll and Pensions Assistant

Finance & Procurement

Salary:  £26,974 to £30,453 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 December 2022
Reference:  PSS-FIPO-2022-01

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

The School is seeking to appoint a Payroll and Pensions Assistant to work within the Payroll team in the Finance Department. The post holder will report to the Head of Payroll and Pensions and will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality, user-focused administration service for the School.

The Payroll and Pensions Assistant assists in the day-to-day administration of the payroll and pensions service for the School. The role holder helps ensure the Payroll & Pensions processes and procedures remain accurate, effective and efficient, handling confidential and commercially sensitive information with integrity.

The successful applicant will have experience of working in Payroll, with a strong customer service focus. Excellent organisational, IT and decision-making skills are essential as is the ability to communicate effectively and work independently and as part of a team. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree or have equivalent professional experience and hold IPP Certificate in Payroll Administration. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time and permanent.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 3 in the range £26,974 - £30,453 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-FIPO-2022-01LSHTM have a newly implemented Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance. 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.



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