Full-Time Permanent

Full-Time: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary range: £42,498 - £49,845 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Job reference: 22/057

The Royal Academy of Music is a creative and vibrant workplace with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 60 countries. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers have studied with us and we are firmly focused on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines, including Classical Performance, Composition, Opera, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. Integral to the musical training we offer is the opportunity to perform; in an average year, the Academy runs a vibrant programme of around 500 events.

The Finance Department deals with all the Academy’s financial transactions, including fees, payroll, and planning. The scope of the work is wide and challenging and includes not only the basic accounting functions but reflects the financial organisation of a small performing arts specialist institution within the Higher Education sector.

We are seeking an organised and efficient Payroll and Pensions Manager to join our busy Finance team. This is an exciting opportunity with responsibility for providing a professional and effective payroll and pensions service to the Academy. You will be responsible for the completion of all payroll transactions and statutory returns on a weekly and monthly basis, in addition to managing the auto-enrolment and completion of pension transactions.

To be successful in this role you will need previous experience of running payroll for a medium sized entity and have proven experience in pension administration (including auto-enrolment). You will have strong organisational, accuracy and numerical skills and be a self-started with strong initiative.

You will have a recognised payroll qualification (e.g., CIPP) with strong IT skills, including payroll and pension systems knowledge, and a strong proficiency in Excel. Experience working in a payroll team in a higher education or conservatoire environment and iTrent systems experience would be an advantage.

The successful candidate would be expected on-site for a minimum of three days per week.

Completed applications must be received by 10am Friday 26 August 2022.

Interviews will be held on 5 or 6 September 2022. It is anticipated that this role will start in early October.

Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we would like to increase the representation of these groups in these roles. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to greater results for students.