Payroll & Finance Systems Implementation Project Lead

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Job Title: Payroll & Finance Systems Implementation Project Lead

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 (dependent on experience)

Post Holder Responsible To: Finance Director

Contract/Hours: Min of 35 hrs per week – Fixed Term 6-9 Months

Reference: 100030

We are seeking to appoint a Payroll & Finance Systems Implementation Project Lead to deliver a payroll & finance system for LSP within a specified time (fixed term contract) and in budget. This role requires the post holder to work with multiple departments within the University of Leicester, liaising with all management levels and working autonomously.

This is a challenging project which will take a focused, driver and resilient person to lead this project and ensure it is fit for purpose within the next financial year.

You would be working closely with the Financial Director, HR Manager and Chief Executive Officer of LSP.  You will also liaise with the Payroll and Pensions Department of the University of Leicester which is currently responsible for LSP payroll.  You would also be in contact with external partners, for example the manufacturer of one the selected software package (SAVVY), and Sage financials and payroll systems, together with Departmental Managers and individual members of staff. Your strong communication skills will be needed together with your ability to manage time efficiently to deliver in a time pressured environment.

You will have proficiency with the Microsoft Office packages and with data, analysing and reconciling data using Microsoft Excel. Prior knowledge of “StaffSavvy” software and Sage 200 and Sage payroll would be an advantage otherwise your ability to learn other relevant software programs would be essential. You will be able to use your knowledge of Payroll and the latest Legislation to move the project along.

To arrange an appointment for an informal discussion with the Finance Director, please call Fatima Laher on 0116 223 1143.

About Leicester Services Partnership

Leicester Services Partnership was formed from the joint venture partnership between the University of Leicester and its Students’ Union in May 2017. It was the first of its kind in the UK among the Higher Education Industry, to unify and deliver all catering, retail and bars operations across the campus.

We always endeavour to provide a consistent customer service experience, inspirational spaces to eat, drink, relax, reflect, learn and socialise and offer something entirely new for our customers.

This equal partnership signals change; offering a fresh new start to all those operating within it and therefore benefiting the customer.

By offering exciting, vibrant and current food options and trends, improving the efficiency across the board by streamlining operations, basing operational and marketing decisions on customer research and data, we pride ourselves on always being a customer–focused and customer–led business. This is also promoted through value for money offers as well as an enticing loyalty scheme.

We truly aim to put our customers at the forefront of all that we do, by providing quality, fresh, sustainable and local food and drink, a professional and friendly service and engaging spaces for all staff, students and visitors.

We aim for all within the university to discover, explore and enjoy a great variety of food and retail options on campus. Our business is constantly growing and evolving to ensure each customer makes the most of their time at The University of Leicester.

Our mission:
Value our community and enhance their experience by providing best in class services to stimulate the body, mind and soul.

Full Job Description

If you believe you are the right person for the role, please send your letter of application and C.V. should be sent to: Mrs. H Templeman-Pick, HR Manager, by email

 You must quote the reference number (above) in your cover letter.

The deadline to apply is Friday 31st January 2020.