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Payroll Clerk

Willmott Dixon
Letchworth Garden City
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

We're currently recruiting for an experienced, hands on Payroll Clerk to join our busy team and be part of the wider Finance Team. The purpose of the role is to ensure accurate and timely salary and expense payments to the Group's 3,000 people in line with statutory requirements and Group policy whilst providing the business with accurate payroll costings and data.

As a Payroll Clerk within the Payroll Team your key responsibilities will be:

  • Responsibility for end to end payroll processing for a number of Local Company Offices and branches within the Group including full monthly reconciliation of payroll, preparation and submission of BACS and RTI files.
  • Responsibility for processing employee expense and mileage payments. To include checking for tax status, particularly in terms of 24 month rule for site based employees and reimbursement for commute travel.
  • Ensure all payroll deadlines are maintained through an awareness of priorities and workload.
  • Maintaining in depth knowledge of payroll and pension legislation, including Local Government Pension Schemes.
  • Assist in creating and posting all payroll journals to the Finance system.
  • Assist in reconciling and paying over third party and pension payments.
  • Maintain P11d and payroll records for company benefit schemes, particularly the Private Medical Scheme and Company Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
  • Retain payroll records in accordance with statute and Willmott Dixon policy.
  • Producing ad-hoc reports as required by the business.
  • Assist in attending to queries raised by employees and business, ensuring all emails in the generic Payroll Inbox are cleared on the allocated day.
  • Support with project work as required.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times in compliance with Group policy and relevant Data Protection guidelines.

Essential and Desirable Criteria


  • Good level of education
  • Good level of written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of relevant Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly excel
  • Experience of using integrated HR/Payroll software
  • Ability to carry out all technical payroll calculations manually
  • Proven experience in a complex payroll environment
  • Proven experience of working as part of a team
  • A courteous and helpful manner when resolving issues
  • Ability to prioritise with a flexible approach
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Attention to detail


  • CIPP or similar qualification.
  • Experience of working within a Finance environment
  • Experience of Resourcelink

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to model behaviour that shows respect, helpfulness and co-operation.
  • Highly collaborative team player with a willingness to continually learn and develop.

Relationship Focused

  • Ability to identify your customer needs and expectations and strive to deliver them.

Delivering objectives

  • Ability to find practical ways to overcome barriers.
  • Ability to problem solve issues in a logical and organised manner.
  • Ability to work to a project plan when required and feedback on issues to stakeholders.

Additional Information

This will be a hybrid role which will require a presence in our Letchworth office 3 days per week.

At Willmott Dixonwe provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile and flexible working wherever possible. We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

In return for your hard work, we offer a competitive package that includes flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus, and a car scheme that will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. You'll also benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

About Us

Over 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

Willmott Dixon has recently been awarded No 1 in the Best "Big" Companies (2022) to work for and already holds the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022 and is the first major contractor and developer to win a King's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.


Willmott Dixon is the 2nd largest capital works, regeneration and support services. We pride ourselves on our long history, and in being a sustainable company which respects and care for people in the wider environment.

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