Payroll Officer

Are you a payroll wizard?

We are looking for a Payroll Officer to join an established team to help out for the short term.

The Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute trust dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare for the local population of Wigan of over 300,000. They operate from five hospital sites and invest around £220m each year. WWL specialise in orthopaedic service that runs research and offers training to overseas healthcare providers. They are committed to designing services around the needs of patients and providing care as close to their homes as possible. 

As a team they have recently been awarded the prestigious ‘Provider of The Year’ Award by the Health Service Journal, (HSJ) along with a further award for our pioneering Staff Engagement Strategy ‘The WWL Way’. Would you like to be part of a Trust that value, recognise and celebrate their staff?

If yes, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you.


We have a 2-month placement available for a Payroll Officer available at Buckingham Row, Brick Kiln Lane (WN1 1XX). 

The role will be working within a 15 member team working across 2 sites and some working from home. The duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Maintains payroll processing system and records by gathering, calculating, and inputting data
  • Handles changes in exemptions, job status, salary and job titles via change forms
  • Dealing with staff enquiries via email regarding wages, deductions, attendance, and time records etc
    • Dealing with pension forms
    • Dealing with Tax queries


The working hours for this role are Monday – Friday, working 36 hours a week (7.5 hours a day for 4 days and a 6 hour day.

This is a Band 4 role and the hourly pay is £11.20 an hour.

 You need to have

  • Payroll knowledge
  • Previous NHS experience is an advantage however not essential
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A process driven approach
  • Ability to work in a timely manner
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, with strong communication and interpersonal skills


The Buckingham Row location in away from the hospital locations within a town centre based environment and there is Trust parking at a multi-story location where monthly tickets can be purchased at a reduced rate.


In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: – 

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days
  • Stakeholder pension scheme


Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS. 


Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.



Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.


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