Payroll Administration Apprentice

Strutt & Parker - Rainsford Road

£174.00 - £328.40

09:00 - 17:30, day's TBC,

18 months



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Closing date: 01/12/2020

Job Description:

With the appropriate on the job training, supervision and guidance, provide efficient and effective administrative support to the Payroll team.

The role will provide a fantastic opportunity to work alongside experienced members of staff, develop payroll and payments knowledge that will complement professional development and play an important part in supporting the delivery of high-quality Payroll services.

The role:

The Rural Client Finance team provide bookkeeping, payroll and accounting services to clients’ of Strutt & Parker. We are looking for a payroll apprentice who will also be responsible for some team administration tasks and will work directly with our payroll manager.

This position will be based at our Chelmsford office working Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm. This is a level 3 apprenticeship role and full training will be given by the Payroll Manager, 20% of your time will be committed to non-work-related training.

The apprenticeship scheme will be for a fixed 24-month period.

Key deliverables:

The purpose of the role is to be trained in the following:

  • Processing of client payrolls fortnightly/monthly
  • Operating the payroll package (Brightpay)
  • Processing starters and leavers and other relevant HMRC forms
  • Online filing to HMRC
  • Processing BACS payment of wages
  • Processing and payment of pension contributions
  • Distribution of payslips

Undertaking any other tasks that may be required to ensure the efficient running of the payroll service. In addition, the following administration tasks are assigned to the role:

  • Setup and maintenance of client records
  •  Setup and maintenance of team task allocations
  • Client invoicing, and monthly income reconciliation
  • Daily banking

What You Can Expect from Us:

You will be joining a friendly but hard-working and passionate team. We are driven by our commitment to our clients and drive to meet or exceed their expectations. We aspire to be the go-to source of farming expertise in Essex and Kent and achieve this through using our unique perspectives, capabilities and expertise. We are bravely ambitious by going beyond what is required of us, and we are successful together; trusting one another and working collaboratively to achieve great results. We recognise our employees are our most asset, and our benefits scheme, employee engagement opportunities and Learning & Development offerings are our commitment to you and your career with us. We offer personal support and a fantastic benefits package. If you chose to join BNP Paribas or one of our subsidiaries, we will develop your strengths and fulfil your career ambitions. BNP Paribas Real Estate, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading European real estate adviser with more than 5,400 experts across 36 countries. We take our responsibility to protect the personal information provided to us seriously. The personal information we collect are for the purposes of processing in connection with the company’s recruitment procedure. We will keep your personal information secure with appropriate level of security and keep for as long as we need it for legitimate business or legal reasons. We will then delete it safely and securely. For more information about how we process your personal data, please view our Candidate Privacy Statement. BNP Paribas Real Estate is proud to be an inclusive employer, as recognised by our RICS Inclusive Employer status and the Stonewall Equality Index.  

Skills and Requirements:

Desired Skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills with an ability to manage own workload and priorities in order to meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities
  • Ability to multitask 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with face-to-face and telephone enquiries in a courteous and patient manner, providing a high level of customer care
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong IT skills including capability in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Required Qualifications

GCSE English minimum grade B / 6 or equivalent.

Future Prospects

Leading to full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will have the opportunity to apply for roles within the organisation which are available.

Training to be delivered

  • Level 3 Payroll Administrator apprenticeship standard
  • On the job training

About the Employer:

Employer name

Strutt & Parker

Employer description

For several years BNP Paribas has paid particular attention to ensuring that its activity has a positive impact on the world around it, both in terms of the Group’s own functioning and the products and solutions offered to clients by all business lines. The BNP Paribas Group was formed by banks that have been deeply embedded in the European and global economies over the last 200 years. They have adapted to the challenges of their times and helped clients and other stakeholders during moments of great change. BNP Paribas' mission is to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising clients according to the highest ethical standards. We offer secure, sound and innovative financial solutions to individuals, professional clients, corporate and institutional investors while striving to address the fundamental challenges of today with regard to the environment, local development and social inclusion. Our employees aim to deliver services that have purpose and relevance for clients and the world around them. They do this most clearly through their daily mission in the company but also through corporate volunteering. We are working with stakeholders and have adopted social and environmental goals aligned with global standards such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and those of the financial community such as the Principles for Responsible Banking and the Principles for Responsible Investment. We ensure that ethics and our commitment to economic, social, civic and environmental responsibility are integrated into our business operations. This commitment is reflected in our organisation and the procedures and policies governing our activities. We innovate in order to be a leader in sustainable finance.


Coval Hall
Rainsford Road

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Closing date: 01/12/2020