Payroll and Benefits Administrator
AGS Airports Limited

Location: AGS Airports Limited

Closing date: 26/11/2021

Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Department: HR

We have a fantastic opportunity at AGS Airports for a full-time experienced Payroll and Benefits Administrator to join our HR Central Services team.  AGS Airports owns Aberdeen International, Glasgow and Southampton airports and this role will be based at Glasgow Airport.  We are looking for an individual with strong payroll and benefits experience, preferably working with a 3rd party payroll provider.  The successful candidate will be meticulous in their approach and be used to working in a fast-paced environment.  We have 4 payrolls covering approx. 350 staff.

The role holder will work in partnership with our 3rd party payroll provider ensuring that all employees are paid accurately and on time.  This will involve liaising with our external payroll bureau, reviewing and implementing flexible benefit requests, inputting and auditing data, ensuring controls are maintained and exceptions investigated, dealing with various queries from employees and managers and administration of all requests for payroll information from internal or external bodies.

A key requirement of the role will also be the administration of our flexible benefit activities.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
  • Participation in our annual bonus plan
  • 25 days annual holiday plus 8 public holidays
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Agile/flexible working

Principle Accountabilities for the role include:

  • Adhere to GDPR legislation and maintain complete confidentiality at all times
  • Input and audit data as required for the monthly payroll process, including but not limited to new starts, leavers, maternity, sickness and average holiday pay
  • Respond to general queries from employees, managers and wider HR team, taking personal ownership for resolving issues and knowing how and when to escalate when appropriate
  • Provide administrative support for all payroll and benefit related activities including partnering with 3rd party providers
  • Ensure data accuracy within the payroll and benefit systems
  • Adhere to set deadlines for payroll and benefit processing each month
  • Carry out audits as and when required to ensure control framework is always adhered to
  • Provide support to the business at ‘super-user’ level for the payroll and benefits systems
  • Ensure accuracy and timely delivery of routine and ad-hoc reporting on key payroll and benefit metrics
  • Cross skilled in HR administration to offer help during busier times or to cover leave within the wider HR Central Services team

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • Payroll qualification desirable
  • Payroll experience with the ability to perform and explain manual payroll calculations from gross to net
  • Computer literate, familiarity with Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience using an HR & Payroll system
  • Experience of working with an out-sourced payroll bureau would be desirable
  • Numerate, able to manipulate, analyse and present data to provide meaningful management information
  • Expert Excel user with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly on both routine and more complex tasks
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and deal with conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and proactive in offering assistance to colleagues
  • Keen to look for ways to continually improve the HR & Payroll processes and play an active role in improving the service to the business

Inclusive Recruitment Process

Diversity & Inclusion is important to us at AGS Airports.  We want to ensure that our process is inclusive.  If you have any questions or need any support with your application we are here to help.  Please contact our recruitment team at

Employment within the AGS Group is subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure checks.


The closing date for this job has now passed.