Job details

Job Salary
Grade 6 (£26,975 - £30,984 FTE)
Mercia Learning Trust
Job Reference
Hours per week
37 - 52 weeks per year
Contract Type
Closing date

Mercia Learning Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Payroll Officer to run the Trust’s in-house payroll system (Edupay) for all schools within Mercia Learning Trust.

Mercia Learning Trust established in January 2014 currently comprises: King Ecgbert School, Newfield School, Mercia School, Totley Primary School, Woodlands Primary School and Nether Edge Primary School with around 616 members of staff across all sites. 
the successful candidate will:

  • Have a working knowledge of payroll systems and databases
  • Be experienced in pensions administration
  • Have proven success as a payroll practitioner. Previous experience is essential (though not necessarily in the education sector)
  • Be self-motivated, customer focused and organised
  • Have the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Have a strong moral purpose and drive for improvement   

The successful candidate will be based at the Mercia Learning Trust’s Central Office situated next door to Nether Edge Primary School. There will be a degree of travel to our schools as required for activities such as meetings, audits and training. 

The role provides an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a career, and as the Trust will continue to grow we can offer pathways for progression for ambitious and dynamic individuals.

If you are interested in this role and require any further information please contact Abigail Eaton, Trust Business Manager on 0114 349 4230 for an informal discussion about the post.

If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a Mercia Learning Trust Application to

Please note we do NOT accept CV’s or Sheffield City Council Application Forms.  
Closing date for applications is Sunday 14 August  

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.