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Payroll Administrator


Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB

Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator - SAP and Payroll Administration

Location – Swindon, UK

Contract Type – 12 Months’ FTC

Working Hours – Full time



Main Purpose of the Role

To be part of a team providing a comprehensive payroll Service to 2500+ RWE UK employees for four operating companies (RWE Generation, RWE Supply and Trading  RWE Technology UK, RWE Renewables).


Key Responsibilities


To maintain data held within the SAP HR / Payroll system (KP3).

  • in accordance with statutory and contractual obligations
  • in accordance with pre-defined timescales
  • in accordance with service agreements
  • in accordance with HR Internal controls (ICS)


To process complex payroll case data and check data maintained in accordance with controls embedded within the ICS framework.

  • Check starters, leavers, transfers, job detail changes, pension scheme amendments
  • Monitor sick absence entitlements
  • Input, calculation and monitoring of maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave payments both statutory and occupational including relevant pension deductions
  • Calculating overpayments and monitoring recovery
  • Calculation and payment of off cycle payments
  • Processing HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) forms including P45, P6 etc


To provide advice and guidance to employees and managers on pay and benefits. 


To resolve pay queries received from both internal and external stakeholders in accordance with agreed service level agreements.


To produce payroll reconciliation packs and associated payment files at month end.


To prepare and distribute payroll reports to internal and external stakeholders.


To participate in projects affecting the payroll centre.


To process single and bulk redundancy requests.


To maintain and foster sound relationships with colleagues within the team and across the wider HR community.


Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of UK payroll legislation
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to statutory absence and ability to manually calculate related payments due
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office applications
  • Proficient in using the SAP HR systems and Payroll Administration 



  • Experience of working with large volume payroll
  • Experience of working under pressure to tight deadlines


What we will offer you

  • An expected starting salary from £24,432 to £28,744 depending on experience and up to 5% annual bonus
  • A personal retirement savings plan – if you put in 5% we will top up by a further 10% and you will get life assurance worth 4 x annual salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pro-rata
  • Company Paid Private Medical Insurance for you
  • Free access to our on-site gym facilities and classes
  • Free parking (including electric vehicle charging points)
  • Subsidised canteen facilities
  • One free professional membership subscription
  • Access to flexible benefits such as Critical Illness, Dental Plan, Health Cash Plan, Share Incentive Plan, Cycle2Work, Electric Car Lease Scheme, Buy Additional Annual Leave and retail savings scheme
  • Occupational Health support services for your wellbeing
  • Access to our employee assistance programme in times of need
  • Up to 2 days volunteering a year


To view a preview of our benefits site ‘YourHub’ and see some of the other benefits we have on offer please visit


Working at RWE

To find out more about what it’s like to work at one of Europe’s largest energy companies and what we are all about we have a wealth of information on our Careers pages.

Here you can meet some of the team, find out more about Diversity at RWE, what your onboarding will look like and some FAQs.


Equal Opportunities

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Our energy for a sustainable life

RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE in the UK

We operate a large and diverse portfolio of power generation assets in the UK. We are the UK’s second largest generator of thermal flexible capacity, supplying around 10% of the UK’s electricity last year with 8.6GW of installed capacity. The portfolio includes the UK’s largest fleet of gas-fired power stations, along with a small amount of Biomass and Hydro plants.


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