Deputy Payroll & Pensions Manager - JRN 20606
 

The role:
Salary: £33,222 - £36,369

An opportunity has arisen to join the payroll and pensions section of the Finance Department on a secondment basis/fixed term contract to support the Payroll & Pensions Manager whilst the current deputy is overseeing the implementation of the pensions remedy arising from the discrimination from the changes to public sector pension schemes.  This has been commonly referred to as the McCloud case. 

This section is responsible for processing the payroll for all police officers and staff, police pensioners and the OPCC as well as administering the Police Pension Schemes and providing information to the Local Government Pension Scheme for police staff.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

  • Reporting directly to the Payroll & Pensions Manager, you will be responsible for the effective day to day running of the section ensuring all internal controls are adhered to and deadlines are met. 
  • You will be required to identify improvements to systems and procedures to ensure that the efficiency and effectiveness of the department is maintained.  
  • You will have responsibility to ensure that any regulatory/legislative changes are implemented correctly and are communicated to key stakeholders and the business.
  • You will assist in the management of welfare, recruitment, appraisal, development and discipline of staff within the section, ensuring that learning and development needs are identified, delivered and supported.
  • In relation to Police Pensions, you will be required to hold the position of Board Adviser to the Police Pension Board as well as managing the provision of annual benefit statements and annual allowance statements to all active and deferred members of the police pension schemes.
  • You will be required to develop and produce financial reports to ensure all statutory returns are completed in accordance with the relevant timescales and be able to provide and present financial information to senior management as required.
  • You will also be required to undertake other responsibilities, such as project work and conduct internal and environmental scanning to make recommendations to aid decision making.

What do I need?

You must have proven experience of managing a busy payroll & pensions function within a large organisation.  

Some knowledge of Police Officer Regulations, Police Staff terms and conditions as well as the Police Pension Schemes and Local Government Pension Scheme is desirable.

You must have highly developed analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to work unsupervised and using your own initiative.  

For further information please see the role profile: Deputy Payroll & Pensions Manager.doc


Vetting level: 
Recruitment Vetting (RV) 
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 


If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:  
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Alison Milling on 07590012793 or Anthony Bell on 07736464215

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Grade H
Area Command/Department
Finance Department
Location
Newcastle
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£33,222 to £36,369
 
The role:
Salary: £33,222 - £36,369

An opportunity has arisen to join the payroll and pensions section of the Finance Department on a secondment basis/fixed term contract to support the Payroll & Pensions Manager whilst the current deputy is overseeing the implementation of the pensions remedy arising from the discrimination from the changes to public sector pension schemes.  This has been commonly referred to as the McCloud case. 

This section is responsible for processing the payroll for all police officers and staff, police pensioners and the OPCC as well as administering the Police Pension Schemes and providing information to the Local Government Pension Scheme for police staff.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

  • Reporting directly to the Payroll & Pensions Manager, you will be responsible for the effective day to day running of the section ensuring all internal controls are adhered to and deadlines are met. 
  • You will be required to identify improvements to systems and procedures to ensure that the efficiency and effectiveness of the department is maintained.  
  • You will have responsibility to ensure that any regulatory/legislative changes are implemented correctly and are communicated to key stakeholders and the business.
  • You will assist in the management of welfare, recruitment, appraisal, development and discipline of staff within the section, ensuring that learning and development needs are identified, delivered and supported.
  • In relation to Police Pensions, you will be required to hold the position of Board Adviser to the Police Pension Board as well as managing the provision of annual benefit statements and annual allowance statements to all active and deferred members of the police pension schemes.
  • You will be required to develop and produce financial reports to ensure all statutory returns are completed in accordance with the relevant timescales and be able to provide and present financial information to senior management as required.
  • You will also be required to undertake other responsibilities, such as project work and conduct internal and environmental scanning to make recommendations to aid decision making.

What do I need?

You must have proven experience of managing a busy payroll & pensions function within a large organisation.  

Some knowledge of Police Officer Regulations, Police Staff terms and conditions as well as the Police Pension Schemes and Local Government Pension Scheme is desirable.

You must have highly developed analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to work unsupervised and using your own initiative.  

For further information please see the role profile: Deputy Payroll & Pensions Manager.doc


Vetting level: 
Recruitment Vetting (RV) 
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 


If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:  
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Alison Milling on 07590012793 or Anthony Bell on 07736464215

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone