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Payroll Administrator – 25 hours per week. Monday to Friday.

About Us

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, formed in 1917 and commemorating its first 100 years, is a global organisation with operations in 23,000 locations across 153 countries and tasked with preserving the memory of 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two World Wars.

About The Role

The Payroll Administrator is responsible for supporting the Payroll Supervisor on all aspects of payroll for staff on UK-based contracts (circa 300). You will assist with producing the Commission’s monthly payroll using a computerised package and performing manual calculations as necessary. The post involves a high level of checking of data and reconciling of accounts.

This is a 6 month fixed-term position but could possibly become permanent for the right candidate.

  • Starting salary of £20,310 (pro-rata)
  • 25 days paid holiday and 12½ days public holidays (pro-rata)
  • Childcare voucher and staff discout schemes

About You

As a self-motivated and self-reliant Payroll Administrator you will be able to work under pressure, prioritise and deliver with a customer focus. Together with your exceptional numeracy, planning and accuracy skills, you must be competent in the use of MS Excel and preferably have experience of payroll. Experience using Payrite software and Microsoft Dynamics GP would be an advantage.

For a full job description please click here.

To apply for this opportunity please send your application letter, telling us what you can bring to the Commission, together with your CV by email to

The closing date is Friday 2nd June, with a start date of 12th June or earlier for the successful candidate.