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Operations Assistant Role

HR/Payroll Administrator


Starting salary Circa £23000 - £25000 per annum


The Role

Bulkhaul Limited are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with a can-do attitude to join our busy HR/Payroll office. The position is challenging, rewarding and requires a high level of commitment. The successful candidate will report into the HR Manager and will work as part of the HR/Payroll team preparing and processing various complex UK and overseas payroll and employee benefit packages. Systems are in place to assist and automate as far as possible.

Bulkhaul provide a global service for the distribution of bulk liquids and powders and has representation in over 100 countries worldwide. The operation is controlled from our corporate headquarters in Middlesbrough UK, supported by Bulkhaul offices strategically located in the United States, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Belgium and Germany. The UK office administers all UK payrolls alongside the payment and record keeping of overseas payrolls.

Previous experience in administering payrolls is essential however training will be provided in-house by existing members of the team, to gradually build up a good knowledge of the Company’s processes.

Key responsibilities:

    Prepare, check, process and pay various UK monthly payrolls.
    Check and process payments for overseas foreign currency payrolls
    First point of contact for Payroll enquiries
    Calculate variable overtime and other aspects of pay, i.e statutory payments.
    Prepare recruitment adverts, liaising with online recruiters, colleges and university portals
    Oversee and assist managers in the application process including arranging interviews.
    Greet new starters and assist in completing new starter forms.
    Process all new starters and leavers including production of employment contracts, induction packs, reference requests and compliance documentation.
    First point of contact for HR enquiries.
    Create and maintain all employee personnel files, ensuring archiving of leavers and cleansing of information held in line with the Data Protection Act, both manual and electronic.
    Maintain HR databases ensuring the highest level of data integrity and confidentiality.
    P11D reporting.

Core Skills/Attributes:

    Relevant qualifications and evidence of working experience, ideally have a minimum of 3 years payroll experience
    Accurate attention to detail
    Computer literacy – for use in both in-house systems, internet and excel/word processing applications
    Exceptional organisational skills and ability to act on own initiative - particularly important to control & prioritise workload, with the ability to meet all deadlines at various stages of the process.
    Ability to work as an individual but also strong team working skills, to work with the team to complete priorities.
    Good time management.
    Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively at all levels – both oral and written.
    Professional and confidential.
    Ability to deal sensitively and with diplomacy in situations.

Additional Benefits

    Private Health Cover for you and dependants.
    Death in Service Benefit.
    Core working hours are 9am to 5.30 pm.
    Pension Scheme (auto enrolment and Company pension schemes).
    25 days holiday per annum excluding statutory bank holidays.
    Long Service Awards
    Staff discounts within Group companies (Middlesbrough Football Club/Rockliffe Hall)
    Canteen and Lounge facilities
    Annual Salary Review

This role is full-time office based - Own transport is recommended due to location.