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  • Start date details

    With immediate effect or following a notice period

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    5 September 2023

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

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Full-time equivalent salary

£38,296.00 - £41,496.00 Annually (FTE) NJC M2 £38,296 - £41,496 FTE

Payroll Manager job summary

Payroll Manager

The Shared Learning Trust is a successful multi-academy trust in Luton and Central Bedfordshire.  We currently comprise five academies and have plans to grow and add further academies to our educational family.

Are you a Payroll expert interested in an in-house role?

Would you enjoy running a payroll team for a successful Multi-Academy Trust?

Would you like to have trust and autonomy to carry out all aspect of payroll?

If you have answered yes to these questions, The Shared Learning Trust would love to hear from you!

The Shared Learning Trust are seeking to appoint a Payroll Manager to join our strong and welcoming finance team!  We are looking to recruit a dependable and organised individual to support our trust and academies in all aspects of Payroll.  You will have the chance to continue to grow and gain experience within a highly successful trust and dedicated team. 

The Shared Learning Trust is looking for a Payroll Manager to manage payroll operations to ensure that each stage of the payroll process complies with due processes and procedures, all staff are paid correctly, correct payments are made and appropriate information provided to our pension schemes, HMRC and other statutory bodies.

A fundamental part of this role will be the ongoing development and enhancement of our trust integrated HR/payroll system to maximize the value of our investment in the system by automating processes wherever possible, extending its functionality to support reporting requirements and external returns, both current and future.

You will be someone who can work with key stakeholders, including Human Resources and the Executive Office.

The Successful candidate will:

·       Experience of payroll

·       Experience with Edupay or another payroll software

·       Good attention to detail

·       Microsoft Excel and Word

Job Specifics

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract: Full time, permanent, 52 weeks, 37 hours per week.

Salary: NJC M2 £38,296 - £41,496 FTE



We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Shared Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and child protection at every stage of the recruitment process.

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About The Shared Learning Trust

Multi-academy trust

About The Shared Learning Trust

• The Vale Academy, Dunstable 2-11

• The Rushmere Park Academy, Leighton Buzzard 2-9

• The Linden Academy, Luton 4-11

• The Chalk Hills Academy, Luton 11-18

• The Stockwood Park Academy, Luton 11-18

Along with our family of 5 academies, we also offer a fantastic sixth form provision for students aged between 16-19 and this is based at both The Chalk Hills and Stockwood Park Academy. Included in our sixth form provision is our Football Academy partnered with Luton Town FC and our brand new Cricket Academy, partnered with Northamptonshire Cricket Club. Our trust is vibrant and friendly, supported by 3 state of the art buildings. It is a learning environment where all students have the opportunity to be high achievers, make good friends, contribute to their community and take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Vision & Values ‘Strive, Achieve, Believe’

We are a unique family of schools, sharing our practice and beliefs to enable young people to achieve more that than they ever thought possible. At The Shared Learning Trust, we will provide exceptional opportunities for all to be aspirational and develop a passion and excitement for learning! We will ensure our children, students and adults cultivate a strong self-belief so that they can flourish and develop into successful, well-rounded, self-respecting people. Our commitment to this vision can be demonstrated by our behaviours:

Strive we will,

• provide a caring, nurturing environment where children and young adults feel happy, healthy and supported. Our academies will be places of safety, enabling pupils to develop courage, strong ambition and be the best that they can be.

• continue to work together to share innovative practice and to provide a wealth of opportunities for all pupils and staff

• have a Cross-Trust focus on high achievement and standards, where children are supported to meet ambitious targets.

• focus on the development of all of our staff through quality recruitment and retention, with excellent opportunities for clear and dynamic career progression.

Achieve we will,

• aspire to provide exceptional lessons and learning opportunities, incorporating effective use of new technologies, enabling our learners to be successful and innovative.

• share strong Trust approaches to our key issues, for example, teaching, assessment, attendance and curriculum development.

• offer an interesting yet challenging curriculum in each of our academies.

• by our all-through education, guarantee excellent 2-19 provision, with clear progression routes for all.

• continue to expect good behaviour and conduct at all times, allowing all to make progress and achieve excellence.

• place emphasis on collaboration with partners outside of our Trust to maximise opportunities for all in our Trust.

Believe we will,

• enable all of our learners to develop and flourish, through close working and regular communication with our families and local community,

• care for our families beyond the school day, supporting the development of high self-esteem and belief.

• ensure that every child in our Trust reaches their full potential by providing exciting opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

• promote can-do attitudes and resilience across the Trust that develop belief and high expectation.

CPD and Training – We invest in you!

All five Academies at The Shared Learning Trust are a part of our Teaching Trust, which is based at The Chalk Hills Academy. We aim to offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes to new and experienced staff to support them in excelling in their career.

Our programmes are facilitated by experienced school leaders, who have exemplary records in leadership and improving outcomes for their students. We are able to cater for specific requests and can offer custom-made support packages that focus on the quality of teaching and learning, curriculum development and aspects of Leadership and Management.

We currently offer:

• The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership

• The National Award for Middle Leaders

• The Outstanding Teacher Programme

• The Improving Teacher Programme

• The Recently Qualified Teacher Programme

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