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Payroll Administrator

Date: 30-Jan-2023

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

The role
As a member of Payroll team, undertaking a range of administrative duties across the function without supervision. To be an expert in one or more services and train, guide and support others with tasks as required.


What will I be doing?

  • Ensure compliance with organisation policies, procedures and work instructions
  • To take ownership of problems and be proactive when dealing with all issues.
  • Delivers payroll administrative services to a high standard managing and completing tasks, using own initiative.
  • Resolves queries using judgement based on analysis of information and knowledge and experience of processes and services.
  • To escalate to the relevant Senior Employee Services Administrator or if needed initiate escalation procedures.
  • Liaison with third parties if required.
  • Proactively investigate ways to reduce common issues.
  • Responsible for update and maintenance of accurate internal work instructions and processes.


What do I need?

  • Proven track record in helping to identify best practice and delivering improved organisational efficiency.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • An ability to work under time constraints
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Ability to prioritise & deliver accurate results to tight deadlines
  • An ability to work under pressure
  • To exceed the expectations of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work in team environment whilst working on own allocated work
  • Provide accurate information to all stakeholders


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Good general education e.g. GCSE (or equivalent)
  • Communicate effectively in English
  • Experience working in a customer service or administration role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Working towards or willing to work towards appropriate qualification in Payroll.





Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.