Payroll Administrator, Human Resources (Fixed-Term)

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 07

Position description

Payroll Administrator, Human Resources (Fixed-Term). London. Posting Date: 05/06/2020. Deadline: 05/21/2020

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your administrative skills and interest in human resources? We are seeking a fixed-term Payroll Administrator (until 31 December 2020- with possible extension), based in our London office to provide payroll and general human resources administrative support.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Human Resources (HR) team, comprised of 60+ members, sits in our Berlin, London, and New York offices, and supports OSF staff across the global network of foundations in over 40 countries. The team is comprised of generalists spanning the North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as HR specialists comprised of Talent Development; Human Resources Information System (HRIS); Compensation & Benefits; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Recruitment.

As a fixed-term Payroll Administrator at Open Society you will:

  • Administer monthly payroll i.e. for new starters, leavers, benefits, etc.;
  • Coordinate and work closely with the relevant HR operations team, HR Partners, and stakeholders for any changes in payroll ahead of the monthly review period;
  • Perform data management tasks in accordance with established procedures, performing data entry, running payroll reports, and making database changes based on information collected from multiple sources;
  • Advise on P45, P60, and P11D queries as needed, including conducting analyses, creating reports, and giving basic advice on tax issues;
  • Perform administrative duties such as accurate maintenance of the HR operations filing system, booking meeting rooms, taking meeting minutes, etc.


What we are looking for:

  • Proficiency in various HR systems and strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills; experience with Workday desirable;
  • Experience in database administration, including designing, implementing, and managing databases;
  • Strong organisational skills, with excellent attention to detail to manage payroll-related duties;
  • The ability to work in a fast paced and demanding work environment, managing a variety of priorities and stakeholder groups, and meeting payroll deadlines;
  • Knowledge and applied experience in conducting analysis and giving advice on tax issues, including creating clear and understandable reports for a variety of audiences;
  • The ability to work independently and be a strong team player.


What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts.
  • 25 paid holiday, flexible work arrangements, private medical coverage, a generous retirement savings plan, one year of paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more .
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.


Check out a day in the life of an Open Society colleague here .

Competitive rates of pay apply.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.