HR & Payroll Assistant
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: SLOT-002968

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 01/12/2023

Salary: £30,061 per annum

Employment Type: Other

Department: Human Resources

Hours Per Week: 35

Currently Fixed Term until 31 March 2024, with a likely extension beyond this date.

About us

The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national membership body for local authorities. We work on behalf of our member councils to support, promote and improve local government.  

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 influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils to help them deliver local solutions to national problems.  

We also provide councils with the tools and resources to respond to challenges present and emerging, and support improvement across the sector. 

About the role 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an additional HR & Payroll Assistant who is highly driven, enthusiastic, and self-motivated, to become part of the expanding HR Operational team. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in all the LGA’s recruitment administration, pre-employment checks and the on-boarding process for new starters.  
About you 

Are you someone who thrives under pressure and loves a challenge? If you enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment – we would love to hear from you!

The successful applicant will be passionate in providing a high-quality customer service, with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is committed and wants to make a real contribution to the team to consistently deliver at a high level of attention to detail.

Previous administration and organisational skills gained in HR or Recruitment is essential.

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. 

To apply

If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete the online form. The criteria we will be assessing at application stage is:

  • A good knowledge of office systems and procedures likely to have been gained from previous administrative experience within a HR and/or payroll team.  
  • Good oral and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with face-to-face and telephone enquiries in a courteous and patient manner, providing a high level of customer care.  
  • Experience of producing work of a high standard with a high level of attention to detail. 

We use anonymous recruitment, which is the practice of hiding candidates’ identities. 

Closing Date:         5pm, 1 December 2023
Interview Date:     13 December, interviews will be held in-person

At the LGA we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. The LGA are proud to be awarded a “Disability Confident Leader”.  If you are require  an reasonable adjustment, which is a change to the format or conditions of the recruitment process to accommodate any disability-related needs you may have. Please contact us via 

Our benefits

  • LGA annual leave entitlement is 29 days, rising to 31 days after three years’ service and to 33 days after five years’ service, plus all UK public holidays (pro rata for fixed term and part time contracts).*
  • Flexible & agile working – office-based staff are required to work in the LGA’s London office two days per week as a minimum, subject to business need and this may vary significantly between different roles and from week to week.
  • Future development – face-to-face and virtual courses are scheduled in line with developmental goals
  • The LGA offers 24/7 access to a free, confidential employee assistance programme managed by Health Assured. This service is also available for Dependants.
  • Family friendly policies

For more of LGA’s benefits and working with us, please view our webpage

Our values & behaviours 

    Our Values and Behaviours are there to give us an understanding of who we are as an organisation and who we want to be. They are a framework to help us understand:

    • how we work with each other 
    • how we work with our members and stakeholders
    • our expectations for ourselves and each other 

    Our values are:

    Inclusive - We ensure that our work is inclusive of all voices. 

    Ambitious - We are ambitious for councils and their communities and are committed to striving for excellence in all that we do to support our colleagues, our membership and the sector to deliver the best possible outcomes.

    Collaborative - We bring together the expertise and skills needed, working as one team.


    This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.