Pay and Pensions Admin

Job Title: Pay and Pensions Admin
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £11.35 per hour
Start Date: 2019-01-08 00:00:00
Reference: 082104662
Contact Name: Anamaria Colceriu
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 08, 2019 16:03

Job Description

This is a temporary full-time post. Our normal working week is 37 hours

Start date: ASAP
Duration: 31 March 2019
Rate to candidate: £11.35 per hour (£21,837)

  • on-line inputting of all monthly payroll related data, such as new starts, leavers and progression awards as well as annual pay awards ensuring that all salaries are calculated accurately and paid on time
  • investigating any queries as directed by the Pay and Pension Team Leader, advising the customer of the position and taking corrective action on the system where necessary
  • calculating pay entitlements in accordance with terms and conditions of employment for each client group (MSPs, their staff, office-holders and SPCB staff)
  • processing and paying monthly childcare voucher entitlements ensuring regular monitoring is carried out and all changes in circumstances are taken into account timeously and accurately
  • providing pension providers with relevant payroll details and reconciling monthly pension contribution payments and associated scheme payments, advising Finance Office of details and working with them to ensure accuracy
  • providing general information and guidance to SPS staff, as directed by the Pay and Pension Team Leader, in relation to the rules of the Civil Service pension schemes
  • providing general guidance to MSP staff in relation to the rules of the group personal pension schemes as directed by the Pay and Pensions Team Leader
  • processing individual pension cases, as directed by the Pay and Pensions Team Leader, including advising My CSP of new starts and leavers, processing death in service, ill-health, early, partial, and age retirement cases
  • updating the MSP Staff Cost Database with all changes processed in the previous month's pay run and issue monthly budget reports to MSPs within agreed timescales
  • providing advice and monitoring MSP claims to ensure MSPs are aware of and complying with the rules of the Members' Expenses Scheme as directed by the Pay and Pensions Team Leader
  • assisting MSPs, Pools, and Parliamentary Groups to project and monitor costs to ensure they do not exceed their capped limit (staff costs, incidental and ancillary cost provisions and redundancy provisions) and implementing any material changes, for example, changes to the financial split, number of MSPs contributing to the pool etc as directed

What the role requires:
  • Previous payroll experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Problem solving
  • Team working
  • Communication
  • Dealing with customers
  • Ability to deliver a high quality service

Clearance required: CTC level Government Security Questionnaire (this can take up to 12 weeks)