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Payroll Manager


Taunton, GB, TA5 1UD

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                Payroll Manager
Location:                Bridgwater, Somerset + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation:      Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                 SF56401


At Cavendish Nuclear we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Payroll Manager at our Hinkley Point C site.


The role

As a Payroll Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is a brilliant opportunity to work as part of the MEH Alliance on the prestigious Hinkley Point C Nuclear project. The alliance work across the project to integrate and coordinate the delivery of all main MEH, cabling and associated support services. 


In this role, you'll be responsible for overseeing the payroll processes, ensuring consistency and accuracy in payroll for MEH's weekly paid workforce.


  • Create and maintain the MEH Payroll manual
  • Establish  and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders internal to MEH, within the delivery partners, trade unions and client representives
  • Develop a service level agreement (SLA) with key performance indicators (KPIs) for response times and other metrics
  • Design a suite of automated reports from Kronos, to support proactive management of timekeeping issues
  • Provide metrics and dashboards to support the Head of HR, demonstrating the effectiveness of the MEH Payroll team and systems
  • Offer guidance and information on payroll-related industrial relations (IR) matters, as required


This is a full-time permanent role (37 hours per week) and will be based at Hinkley Point C near Bridgwater. Option for hybrid and/or nine-day fortnight work arrangement after an initial period 


Essential experience of the Payroll Manager

  • Proven track record as a Payroll Manager
  • Experience working in unionised environments and interacting with trade unions
  • Strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and data analysis
  • Experience with Kronos payroll software (highly desirable)
  • Previous experience in engineering construction or with national agreements like NAECI and JIB (desirable)


Qualifications for the Payroll Manager

Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent experience, which will be combined with a competency-based assessment at interview stage.

We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve BPSS security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive ten days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Cavendish Nuclear

As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date:    30/04/2024



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