Payroll Administrator

Salary: £24,000-£28,000 per annum - dependent upon experience

Location: Spalding – Lincolnshire

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract - 6 months

Business Area: Bakkavor Ltd


We're the biggest name you've never heard of. You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry with over 19,000 employees, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. Our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef in the US, and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas. And we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality to join us.


Payroll Administrator – FTC


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Payroll Administrator to join our Payroll Team based in Spalding, Lincolnshire on a fixed term contract basis.


In this busy and exciting role, you will provide a high level and accurate Payroll service to all current Bakkavor internal customers whilst adhering to the agreed service levels, through the entire payroll process.


Working within the MyHR Service Centre to deliver great customer service aligned to the Bakkavor values, will be top of your agenda.


Main Duties


  • Demonstrating a great level of teamwork to respond to all queries, emails and telephone enquiries to the agreed Tier 1 level of support for the MyHR Service Centre
  • Providing a high standard of service to both external and internal customers, in accordance with company processes and procedures, by undertaking specialist Payroll customer service administration tasks
  • Ensuring timely and accurate payment of salaries, pension contributions and reward deductions to all Bakkavor business units and employees
  • Working within the rules set by Company Policy, HMRC Legislation, Pension and Auto Enrolment Regulations
  • Ensuring that all HMRC, RTI, financial reconciliation, pension, rewards, recharges and other administration tasks are completed accurately and within agreed timescales
  • Working as part of a team and deputising / assisting other Payroll team members when necessary
  • Undertaking duties and arrangements as directed by the Payroll Business Partner to assist with the provision of payroll and reward processing / services
  • Ensuring Payroll procedures are kept up to date with current payroll processes


About you


Essentially, you will have previous payroll experience within a high-volume business environment – ideally with some knowledge of pensions and rewards administration.


Excellent organisational, communication and team player skills with the ability to manage deadlines will be key – as will computer literacy and strong attention to detail.


Using your own initiative, discretion and being assertive in a professional and polite manner will also be key.


If you have proven experience of providing administrative support within a busy office environment, and a passion for payroll – this could be the perfect role for you.


What you can expect from us


When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group.





Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Human Resources

Spalding, GB

Date:  12-May-2022