Payroll Apprentice (Fixed term 12 months)
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: 002293

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 09/08/2021

Salary: £23,024 - £24,615 pa (including London Weighting)

Employment Type: Fixed term, full-time

Department: Deputy Chief Executive, LGA

Hours Per week: 35

Fixed term 12 months


We are a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils, so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.

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The role

Our Apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised Payroll qualification. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to complete your course work. The scheme is designed for individuals who are living and entitled to work in England and are not in full-time education.

The role will require you to provide administrative support to the HR and Payroll team to achieve the LGA’s priorities and objectives. You will support the team in delivering in a flexible and resourceful approach with enthusiasm to participate in LGA and Payroll related projects to deliver on the Business Plan.

As you develop within this apprenticeship, you will understand how to process payroll changes, liasing with line managers and making relevant changes in employee records. You will be able to carry out basic financial administration tasks including raising and managing orders and invoices and handling financial related queries. You will also assist with the monthly processing of the payroll for LGA and its associated organisations. 

    Apprenticeship details / Training to be provided

    Within the HR and Payroll team and linked to Payroll to achieve skills as detailed in the job description.

    • Level 3 Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
    • A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, topics covered include:
    • Legislative framework surrounding payroll, employment and pensions
    • Different types of workers, pay, statutory payments and deductions (PAYE and NI calculations)
    • Real Time Information (RTI)
    • Benefits in Kind
    • Year end obligations
    • Understanding of the HR function
    • Understanding of the processes, systems and tools used in the role

    Training provider: MBKB LTD
    If further information regarding the training course is required, pleae contact:

    The requirements

    The successful candidate will have the ability to learn office systems and procedures and have experience in a range of software packages. This will include the production of documents and collation and maintenance of information. 

    We are looking for someone who has good written and oral communication skills and a basic understanding of numerical acumen. You will be able to adapt to changing work requirements, manage your own workload, multi-task and have excellent inter-personal, face-to-face and telephone skills while maintaining a courteous and patient manner demonstrating a high level of customer care. You will also have the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality and demonstrate a keenness to learn. 

    You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage

    ​​​​Closing Date:          5pm, Monday 9 August 2021
    Interview Date:    Thursday 19 & Friday 20 August 2021, interviews will be held remotely 

    The LGA supports the Care Leaver Covenant, under this scheme, we guarantee an interview to care leavers who meet the minimum criteria for apprenticeship roles.  

    We would also encourage care leaver applicants to take advantage of a conversation with a designated member of our HR team. If you would like to have a conversation about the application and interview process, please contact who will arrange for you to have a call. 

    As a Disability Confident Leader, the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community​​​​​​​