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Payroll Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,100 – £27,012 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th January 2020

  • Advertised from 8th January 2020
  • 14 Hrs per week


The purpose of the role is to ensure accurate records of all financial transactions in relation to payroll.

Specific Duties


  • Provide payroll information to service provider ensuring the accurate processing of two monthly payrolls.
  • Maintain complex Excel worksheets for submitting and checking monthly payroll information.
  • Provide ad hoc payroll information to staff at local projects.
  • Processing of monthly Cost of Employment salary journals through SAGE 50 to ensure that wage costs are correctly recorded.
  • Ensure that financial procedures are in place, relevant and are being adhered to.
  • Monitoring and evaluating financial information systems and suggesting improvements where needed.
  • Liaise with staff to resolve all payroll related requests.

Other Duties:

  • Any other relevant duties as required by the post.

Personal Specifications


  • Working knowledge of full payroll function including manual calculations.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially Excel.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate payroll information for non-finance staff.
  • Commitment to accuracy.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.


  • Experience of voluntary sector finance including multiple funding streams.
  • Experience of using Sage 50.
  • Able to travel throughout Scotland to local services. (Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Falkirk).

Terms & Conditions

1. Period of appointment: Permanent

2. Salary: £22,100-£27,012 per annum, pro rata

3. Hours of work: 14

4. Holidays: Annual leave entitlement is 25 days and 12 public holidays pro rata based on your contracted hours of 14 per week.

5. Pension: If eligible you will be auto-enrolled in our Pension Scheme. Your contribution will be 3% and OPFS will contribute 7%

6. Training, support and supervision: You will receive induction training and frequent support in the first three months. Thereafter you will receive monthly individual support and supervision and annual appraisals.

7. Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment: OPFS aims to be an equal opportunity and family friendly employer. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.

The job description is a broad picture of the post at the time of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties, and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please see our website

Completed application forms should be emailed to If you require a hard copy of the application form, please contact or phone 0131 556 3899.

The closing date for application forms is Monday 20th January 2020 5pm and interviews will be held on Monday 27th January 2020