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Payroll Assistant

Application Deadline:
18 January 2023 at 09:00:00


Remote* (working from home) or office-based Edinburgh.



39 hours per week

About the Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Payroll Assistant to join our friendly and supportive finance department where you will be a valued and integral part of the team.


£22,959 - £24,667 per annum pro rata

Note: Office (Office based: Edinburgh) or Home Working*.   

*If home-based, you will be required to attend regular meetings in person (Not digital) in Edinburgh and there will also be times in which you will be required to attend the office to perform certain tasks within the role. 


Our Payroll Team is crucial to the success of the organisation and to the quality of service that we provide internally and externally to colleagues, supported people and customers. We are therefore looking for an experience payroll assistant, someone who is motivated and looking to progress as opportunities present themselves within our organisation.

In this role, you will be responsible for a range of tasks including:

  • Administration, recording, and processing of payroll information and procedures

  • Dealing with payroll queries, liaising with the support team managers and senior managers as needed.

  • Producing payroll reports as required

  • Assisting with the calculations for National Minimum Wage compliance.

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of the organisation’s Quality system within the Finance team

The Action Group is an Investors in People Platinum Award-winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion. The Action Group is accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

We are a strong, supportive, and forward-thinking organisation. If you are a skilled and experienced Payroll Assistant, with attention to detail skills please apply to join us.

Interviews will be held quickly thereafter.

Note: We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Please note that we are only able to get in touch with candidates whom we are able to invite for an interview.

Applying Information


To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.


Do you have questions before applying? Send us an email to


Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities forms to


Good annual leave entitlements

24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

Travel time payable where applicable

Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Mileage allowance where applicable

Equality Network, Diversity and Inclusion Events

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Action Group is an Investors in People Platinum Award winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Disability Confident Leader

We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job.  If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

Stonewall Silver Employer 2022

To ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities in which we live and work, we encourage and welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an organization which values people of all faiths, religions, disabilities, ages and ethnicities and believe our differences are our strengths.  For more information, please contact our Equality Network:


Some posts are covered by exemptions listed in schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.


We value the privacy of our job applicants.  To find out more, please read our privacy statement.

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