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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    18 September 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 August 2022

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Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 4 £20,444 to £22,571 for full time member of staff

Payroll Assistant job summary

Post:Payroll Assistant

Contract Type: 30 to 37 hours per week/42 to 52 weeks (negotiable on hours and weeks )

Contract Term:Permanent

Salary:Grade 4 (£20,444 to £22,571 FTE)

Mercia Learning Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Payroll Assistant to join our friendly and supportive Central Operations Team to assist in the processing the Trust’s in-house payroll system (Edupay) for all schools within Mercia Learning Trust.

Mercia Learning Trust established in January 2014 currently comprises: King Ecgbert School, Newfield School, Mercia School, Totley Primary School, Woodlands Primary School and Nether Edge Primary School with around 622 members of staff across all sites.

the successful candidate will:

  • Have a basis understanding of payroll systems (including pensions)
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft and confidence in the use of bespoke software

  • Be self-motivated, customer focused and organised
  • Have the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Have a strong moral purpose and drive for improvement

The successful candidate will be based at the Mercia Learning Trust’s Central Office situated next door to Nether Edge Primary School. There will be a small degree of travel to our schools as required for activities such as meetings and training.

In return we can offer to provide candidates should they wish, the opportunity to gain a payroll qualifications recommended by CIPP as part of the role:


The role provides an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a career, and as the Trust will continue to grow we can offer pathways for progression for ambitious and dynamic individuals.

If you are interested in this role and require any further information please contact Abigail Eaton, Trust Business Manager on 0114 349 4230 for an informal discussion about the post.

If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a Mercia Learning Trust Application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk. Please note we do NOT accept CV’s or Sheffield City Council Application Forms. 

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18th September 2022

Commitment to safeguarding

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.
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About Mercia Learning Trust

Multi-academy trust

Thank you for your interest in this role within the Central Services Team at Mercia Learning Trust. Our Central Team was established in 2016 and has seen continued growth in capacity and expertise over the last few years.

We continue to develop new ways of working to ensure we can effectively respond to the needs of each school within the Trust and continuously improve the support we offer.

The team is pivotal in the successful operation of the Trust and is focused on supporting the improvement of educational standards in all our schools. All of the work carried out by our Central Teams is in relation to the non-teaching and learning aspects of running our schools; Estates, Finance, HR, IT and Payroll.

We want to drive improvement by developing the efficiency of our schools through shared resources. Effective and efficient use of resources supports teaching and learning across the schools and ensures both the long-term viability of individual schools and the sustainable growth and strategic direction of the Trust.

As Director of Finance and Operations, I ensure that the services we offer are sustainable to support our future growth and provide strategic oversight of operational services across all our schools. As a team, we offer a high-quality service to all of the schools within the Trust. This centralised structure relieves the burden of administrative responsibility from schools allowing Headteachers to focus on teaching and learning.

We encourage our staff to be flexible thinkers with an open-minded approach. If you are as excited about this as we are and want to join us on our journey, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Charlotte Chance
Director of Finance and Operations

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