Nuclear Job of the Week - Payroll Administrator - Manchester, UK

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We've highlighted the key points in yellow with nuclear specific in green and provided links to further information below to help you in your pursuit of getting into nuclear.

Recruiter: Nuclearworks

Location: Manchester, UK

Employment Type:

Full Time, Contract

Salary: £78.80 PAYE per day

Contract Duration: 5 months

About the role / project: In this role, you will be responsible for the administration in the shared service centre, more specifically the payroll services department within the time and attendance team. Alongside a team of 22 people, you will be assisting in delivering the 4-weekly payroll in an effective and efficient manner.

Your main responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) inputting a high volume of timesheet data into the payroll system. To document absence and sickness and calculating sick pay and annual leave and to be the first point of contact for any email queries. What you will do:

  • Develop an excellent understanding of the payroll process, terms and conditions of employment and the effect on payment

  • Accurately input large volumes of timesheet data into the payroll system

  • Be the first point of contact for any time & attendance queries while ensuring a high level of customer service

  • Deliver a right first time administration service within your team

  • Deliver quality administrative outputs to prevent rework

  • Update and maintain information held within the shared service centre, certify that when updating records on databases that the information you are entering is up to date and accurate

  • Work with others to support a culture of operational responsibility where individuals, take personal ownership for delivery

Your experience will include: Essential

  • Proven administrative skills

  • Experience working to strict deadlines

  • Experience of working in a shared service environment

  • High levels of data accuracy and attention to detail

  • Processing high volume activity


  • Payroll knowledge

  • Working towards or educated to degree level or equivalent

Get Into Nuclear

This is a great opportunity for anyone with the experience or relevant job titles working in or a part of a payroll team. No nuclear experience is required.

Okay; so let's look at the six steps to get into nuclear:

#1 Know who you are: you have or are working towards a degree or equivalent, you have an eye for detail and experience of work with large amounts of details, working to deadlines and within a shared service environment.

#2 Know what you want: You are willing and able to work in Manchester City Centre and are happy taking a temporary role and a good rate of pay.

#3 Know the Business: this is quite a specific role but one that isn't specific to the nuclear industry so there are definitely opportunity to transfer skills from other industries into this role.

#4Know the Skills: as you can see none of the highlight requirements to land this role are highlighted as nuclear specific. Previous experience in the UK Nuclear Industry is not a pre-requisite or barrier to entry for this role.

It is always worth considering that you need to meet the vetting requirements as a minimum.

#5 Know the people: there are numerous resources out there to support you in finding a role in the UK Nuclear Industry but as this role is being recruited by Nuclearworks you need not look any further for all the help and advice that you need.

#6 Be known: if you feel that you are ready for the particular role, go for it!

You can find the application page from the link above at the top of the page. If you would like us to have a review of your CV before submitting your application by all means pass this on to us via

If this role is something that you would be keen to get into but need implement a little personal development in stage 4 above you may find our Nuclear Training Provider pages of use.

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