Payroll Apprentice

Education Support Team (East Midlands)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £8,295 per annum

This is a unique 21 month fixed-term apprenticeship opportunity to join the busy HR department, known as the People Directorate, of a Multi-Academy Trust. 

Working towards a Level 3 Payroll Administrator Standard by working under supervision to provide high quality administrative support to the People Directorate Team.

Your duties may include: 

  • Input pension and payroll data in an accurate and timely manner, compliant with relevant policies.
  • Support all internal and external audits related to pensions and payroll.
  • Enter employee data on to the MyPeople data management system.
  • Ensuring all payroll information and records are maintained in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Liaising with employees and outsourced payroll service provider to resolve any anomalies or discrepancies relating to pay.
  • Assist with email and telephone queries relating to HR from current staff and members of the public.

About you:

  • IT literacy, including competence with Microsoft Office.
  • You must have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop effective positive relationships with colleagues
  • Be able to prioritise workload and work towards specific deadlines

In Return:

You can be assured that you will be joining a successful Multi Academy Trust that has a great track record in helping children to succeed no matter what their background. The Trust is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce whether that be through ensuring a fair workload or offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth.

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close and interview this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. It is an offence to apply for a role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. 

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.