Reference Number: HOL00100

Region: East of England

Location: Letchworth Garden City

Job Category: Finance

Position Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 22nd November 


Willmott Dixon is currently looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Clerk on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.  We are looking for the successful candidate to join our busy payroll team based in Letchworth Garden City in December to achieve a handover with the existing post-holder.

The main purpose of the role is to ensure accurate and timely salary and expense payments to over 3,000 employees across the business. 

The role will also include some project work involving exploring a new payroll/HR system and potentially including testing and parallel running during the implementation of a new payroll system.


As a Payroll Clerk within this busy Payroll team, your key responsibilities will be: 

  • Responsibility for end to end payroll processing including reconciliation of payroll and preparation and submission of BACS and RTI files.
  • Responsible 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 paying over third party and pension payments.
  • Update and maintain company car records in payroll system on a monthly basis for P11d and fleet management purposes.
  • 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 via e-mail, telephone or visit.
  • Support with project work as required.
  • Aspire to the highest of service and accuracy.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times in compliance with Group policy and relevant Data Protection guidelines.


Essential Criteria:                                                                                           

  • 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 and work to tight deadlines 
  • Strong customer service skills and a flexible approach
  • Attention to detail

Desirable Criteria:

  • CIPP or similar qualification.
  • Experience of payroll project work i.e. implementing a new payroll system
  • Experience of working within a Finance environment



  • Ability to model behaviour that shows respect, helpfulness and co-operation.  

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.


 Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.


Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets.

 Willmott Dixon has very recently been awarded 14th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 to work for and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community.

We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements.

 * Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.

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