Lake District Estates, Kendal

People & Payroll Administrator

People & Payroll Administrator


Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4QD

Full time - 35hrs, Monday to Friday – flexibility and hybrid working available. Maternity cover initially, with potential for extension/development. Immediate start is available.

From £24,000

We are looking for an experienced payroll administrator to take responsibility for our payroll function. You will process multiple payrolls in a timely and accurate manner, and undertake administration of time and attendance, payroll and HR data.

The role requires an experienced individual with a solid understanding of current legislation directly relating to the payroll function i.e. statutory payments, tax, NI, and pension. You should be an excellent communicator with the ability to liaise with management and employees in a courteous, attentive, and professional manner. You will be well organised, efficient, and accurate with good attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages is essential, particularly Excel.

You will also provide support to the People & Support Services Manager in the administration and coordination of HR/People matters. This can be varied and interesting and provides an opportunity for someone with experience to utilise their skills or for someone with limited experience to develop in this field.

This interesting and varied role requires strong multi-tasking skills and the desire to be a key player in a small but strong team. The role is initially a maternity cover, but with the potential for extension and/or further development within the company.


Payroll Administration:

  • Collation of time and attendance data.
  • Accurately complete end-to-end processing of monthly payroll (3 payrolls, c 180 – 220 employees), including reporting and reconciliation activities, and HMRC submission.
  • Ensure timely production of employee documentation such as payslips, P45/P60.
  • Respond to and resolve queries from management or employees, i.e. timesheets, payslips and other payroll matters.
  • Undertake data checks/compliance audits.
  • Collate and provide relevant metrics as required.
  • Continually evaluate systems, identify potential improvements, and make recommendations for change.

HR Administration/Coordination:

  • Administration of the employee lifecycle – i.e. processing starters/leavers, maintaining accurate records/data, and producing standard correspondence.
  • Ensure all contracts and amendments to T&Cs are complete/accurate/timely.
  • Support the collation of HR metrics and other management information.
  • Maintain/manage accurate holiday data.
  • Support employee relations matters in line with policy and process.
  • Collaborate with People & Support Services Manager to ensure alignment and compliance of systems and data.

For more information or to apply, please contact Rachel Mather, People & Support Services Manager –

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