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People Systems and Payroll Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,126 – £45,838
  • London
  • Closing 28th November 2021

  • Advertised from 11th November 2021
  • Contract type: Permanent. Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week


Are you ready to be part of a progressive and ambitious team and organisation?

A Little About Us:

The People & Culture Team at WDP passionately believe in equity, transparency, ethical innovation and forward thinking. We are not afraid to question the status quo, in search of the highest quality support for our clients. We are committed to working as a community of professionals to achieve beyond our individual capabilities as a unified collective.

About the role

The People Systems & Payroll Manager will provide a comprehensive service to the People and Culture Team, with particular emphasis on running payroll, managing the HR systems as well as providing generalist HR advise.

The role will involve managing the payroll life cycle from start to completion and responding to all payroll queries on a regular basis. The role will also be responsible for managing 1.5 People Administrators. The People Systems & Payroll Manager will establish and develop excellent working relationships with Internal Managers and external customers to effectively deal with complex issues and queries.

This is a brilliant opportunity to stretch the job role and influence organisational change.

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff. Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational organisation.

Person specification

The role requires someone with strong communication, management, and IT skills.

The candidate must have previous payroll experience with an in-depth knowledge of HR/payroll processes and practices. The ability to supervise, coach and motivate others is essential for this role.

CIPD qualification is essential.


The main workplace is our Central Office in St. James Park, London SW1H 9BL, with travel required to other services as and when required. Hybrid home working is available for the role subject to operational requirements.

Application notes

Why should you apply?

  • To be an integral contributor in our mission to transform the lives of our service users
  • To help enact positive change within the community and wider public space
  • Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.
  • To benefit from our competitive salary and benefits packages and professional development opportunities.

To see the generous range of benefits we offer at WDP – including health and wellbeing initiatives, financial perks and development opportunities – visit our Benefits Package.

Additional information

To find out more about WDP, visit WDP – Who we are.

For an informal chat about the role, contactSymon Wheelhouse, Head of People & Culture

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website:

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28 November 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

We reserve the right to close this role early subject to the volume of applications, therefore we advise an early submission of applications.

Interviews are likely to take place via Teams, to support social distancingweek commencing Monday 6th December 2021

WDP and our values

WDP believes in service users’ ability to transform their lives, moreover that we can help them achieve their aspirations. WDP are social advocates working tirelessly to affect positive change to policy and funding from H&SC services through parliamentary groups and government consultations. WDP are committed to co-production, our service user and employee voices matter to us, so we work with all our stakeholders to produce innovative and targeted support and treatment for our clients and people. Working together, we make sure people are supported and empowered to make positive life choices. Moreover, that are our employees are supported and rewarded fairly for their commitment and effort at work.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused

Diversity and Equality

  • WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.


  • WDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.

Note: Please use your personal statement to highlight any relevant experience directly linked to the role you have applied for.Any CVs sent with the application will be disregarded.