Lead and administer payroll, including the production, up-date and maintenance of payroll documentation and procedures. Provide a professional HR service that assists the HR Manager in offering effective solutions for business needs. Assisting HR Manager in advising and coaching Line Managers, Function Heads and other customers in the company’s payroll policies and procedures that reflect business needs and current legislation. Maintaining a mind-set promoting the organisation’s Values and Behaviours in all interactions throughout the site. Have a strong level & knowledge on benefits offered which have payroll considerations.


  • Delivering an payroll service to a high standard
  • Accurately complete the end to end processing of payrolls and benefits across the company, including reporting and reconciliation activities
  • Act as the main point of contact for employee queries relating to payroll and benefits
  • Work with external and internal contacts to ensure that a highly accurate service is provided to all employees
  • Maintain the payroll and benefits process, ensuring all are documented to a high standard, identifying possible improvements and making recommendations for change
  • Undertake the administration of all benefits on a day to day basis and manage the relationship with external benefit providers, including annual renewals
  • You will be responsible for ensuring core employee documentation, including pay slips/P45/P60/P11D are dealt with on time
  • Collate and provide relevant metrics as and when required.
  • Work within the requirements of Audit Compliance
  • Continually look at ways of improving payroll procedures to suit the needs of the business and make the practice more streamlined
  • Carry out all aspects of payroll on a monthly basis for Valneva Scotland Ltd and Valneva UK with minimal support with only sign off from HR Manager required
  • Ensure the pension for all employees is submitted to the pension provider every month
  • Advise employees of the current benefits in place and carry out the administrative side and processing of the benefits
  • Collating the information relating to the P11Ds for each employee and carrying out the transactions
  • Understanding of shift work and payment structures
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word / Excel
  • Personal organisation: multi-tasker, committed to delivery, experience of working to changing deadlines / priorities, strong eye for detail and excellent administrative experience
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels, thereby establishing quick and long-lasting customer service relationships
  • Professional attitude with ability process / handle confidential and sensitive information in line with data protection legislation
  • Ability to manage own workload, using initiative
  • Keen self-starter with open attitude to new tasks / challenges
  • Work with payroll of employees between 100 – 300 FTE’s


  • Proven experience working within payroll
  • Experience of working with a shift based business
  • Experienced in the administration and management of benefits
  • Exposure to different payroll systems (SAGE, SD Worx etc)
  • Awareness of employment law and employment tax legislation
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