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Head of Payroll & Pensions

Posted on 11 January 2022

  • DirectorateBHCC: Finance & Resources
  • LocationBartholomew House, Brighton
  • Salary£49765 - £54566
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateApply by 25 January 2022

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/95196/19586
Positions available 1
Working hours 37
Closing date 25 January 2022
Job category Human Resources
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

At Brighton & Hove we know that our people are our greatest asset, working together to do their best for our City. We’re appointing a Head of Payroll and Pensions to work collaboratively with HR to ensure an excellent customer experience that demonstrates how we value our staff. Reporting directly to the Head of Service, you will be part of a wider team delivering transactional processes and working together to maximise the use of automation and digital to improve the customer journey and deliver best value for money. You will help to realise the benefits of being part of a wider hub by sharing skills and knowledge across the wider team and building resilience.  

About the role

As the Head of Payroll and Pensions you will lead on:

  • the safe, legal and value for money operation of payroll, pensions and HR Administration
  • an ongoing programme of service development and improvement for our internal and external customers
  • and collaborate on efficient delivery of the HR systems and information service

You will enjoy working at a strategic level and will be ambitious for the service. 

For an informal discussion, please contact: 

Alison McManamon - Assistant Director HROD at

  • Shortlisting is planned to take place w/c 24th January
  • Dates for Virtual interviews to be confirmed (TBC) and will be confirmed to shortlisted applicants in due course   


As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answer some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


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