Payroll & Pensions Officer

Employer Information

Belfast Harbour


T:  +44 (0)28 9055 4422


Payroll & Pensions Officer

Role Purpose

​​​​​​​​​​​​To provide clerical support in the Finance Office within the following functions:

  • Payroll;
  • Pension Schemes; and
  • General Finance Administration.

Essential Criteria:

  • 2+ years end to end payroll experience
  • Ability to calculate manual payments
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of payroll and pension legislation within the UK
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Strong IT skills and a proven ability to use and adapt quickly to new technology
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with both internal and external customers, maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle and communicate sensitive information
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verba
  • Problem-solving ability, analytical and numeracy skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly and effectively as an individual and team member
  • Proactive, confident, positive, professional and someone who takes initiative and pride in what they do

Essential Qualifications:

  • CIPP qualified or qualified by experience

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of administration of company pension scheme
  • Experience of external audit
  • Experience of internal audit and internal control
  • Previous experience implementing a new payroll system
  • Knowledge of WebExpenses
  • Knowledge of VAT


  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced Annual Leave
  • Modern Family Friendly policies
  • Flexible working and hybrid working
  • Benefits platform- Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • Life assurance cover
  • Generous Pension Scheme- 14% Belfast Harbour Contribution
  • Free Car Parking- Electrical charging points available
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Personal Development Budget Scheme

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