Payroll Project Support
Full-time, £24,500 - £26,500

Ref: 7255

Salary: £24,500 - £26,500

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39.00

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. We have over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the real difference. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for an award-winning company who put people at the very heart of everything they do.

About the Role

As the Payroll Project Support, you will be responsible for the supporting all Payroll projects, including the testing of all Payroll systems.

This is a varied role. You won’t be involved in the day to day running of Payroll, rather you will be updating, enhancing, upgrading and improving systems and processes.

Key Responsibilities will include;

  • Testing of all payroll systems including identifying defects, implementing defect resolutions & enhancements and patching & support pack testing
  • Working with and producing test scripts
  • Tracking project requirements and milestones using a variety of project management systems
  • Supporting the Payroll Project Team with testing and project administration as needed
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders e.g., Reward team, People Services, Group IT etc.
  • Providing training and support to the Payroll team and wider business to support the roll out of system, process changes and deliver training
  • Some travel may be required in the fulfilment of responsibilities; Handforth, Swindon, Northampton & Stoke

About You

You will have a background within Payroll, understanding Payroll legislation & compliance requirements, and you’ll want to be involved in changing and improving the Payroll systems and processes.

This role will suit someone who enjoys a varied and changeable work schedule. You must be able to work well with many different teams and stakeholders, and you must also be able to work independently. Pets at Home Group currently process payroll for over 16,000 colleagues and therefore high-volume payroll and testing experience is beneficial.

Further key experience/attributes required include;

  • Ability to provide direction on impact to Payroll systems and processes
  • Proven experience of end-to-end payroll processing
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and use it intelligently
  • Well organised and able to work to a high level of accuracy with keen attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills and an excellent understanding of Microsoft Excel (e.g., vlookups, macros, validation, conditional formatting)
  • Positive, forward-thinking attitude.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate and partner effectively with cross-functional teams (including knowledge share and deliver training as needed)
  • Honest and trustworthy, an individual who is able to comfortably handle confidential information & adhere to all GDPR legislation
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances

About our Purpose

Far more than a retailer, Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services. Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world. Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours. This is a place where you can take pride and passion in your work within an inspiring, professional team that’s focused on supporting pets and their owners to live happier lives together.


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 10-01-2022

Expiry Date: 22-01-2022