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Payroll Advisor

Canteen staff at the company canteen cash register

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Central Services


UK, Manchester

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THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.  

We’re powered by a global team of over 7,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you. 

Location: Icon 1, WA15 0AF

About Central Functions

Central Functions is formed of the teams and people that serve the entire business. These people are integral to the smooth running of the business; ensuring everyone is paid on time, that materials are sourced and arrive promptly, that we meet our legal obligations and that our health, safety, and security is safeguarded.

About the Payroll function and the Role

We have an exciting vacancy for a talented and experienced payroll individual to join our payroll department located within the HR Shared Service function. Your will be part of a collaborative team that are pro-active and driven with a “can do” attitude. The team operate with a personal and friendly approach to ensure the employee lifecycle function associated with payroll is a positive experience.

The successful candidate will be adaptable to change and have the skills and abilities “to hit the ground running”. Previous experience of working in a fast paced, multi complex and large volume payroll department who enjoys working collaboratively with their colleagues then this role is for you.


Under the guidance of the Payroll Manager, you would be assisting in the delivery of full end to end payroll processing

  • Processing various pay frequency payrolls in accordance with overtime and company absence policies for over 7000 UK employees.
  • Processing starters and leavers with ADP IHCM payroll system.
  • Inputting of all variable data including, bonuses, commissions, overtime within payroll and HR deadlines
  • Auditing of all changes to the payroll/HR system.
  • Monitoring and administering employee benefits including Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to work and Tech schemes to ensure that all deductions are correct and reconciled for fast and efficient payments to the scheme provider.
  • Strong working knowledge of Statutory deductions including Parental leave, SSP and AEO’s
  • Ensuring all PAYE liabilities are met in accordance with HMRC guidelines
  • Previous experience in the recovery of Overpayments for current and former staff
  • Ensuring the shared mailboxes are maintained and responded too in a timely manner
  • Assisting with the production of regular and ad-hoc output reports to confirm and validate the accuracy of the payroll data
  • Liaising with the wider business to actively encourage professional relationships
  • Actively participate in payroll projects to develop wider learning of payroll and business policies
  • Keeping up to date with legislative, regulatory requirements and ensuring that they are met


  • 3+ years end to end payroll experience 
  • Experience with manual calculations
  • Strong computer skills and confident in use of Excel to include V-Lookups and pivot tables
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Can adapt well to changes and updates within the business
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement within a Shared Service environment
  • Can adapt well to changes and updates within the business


  • Basic Salary – £30,000 - £33,000
  • Wellbeing – Company on-site doctor, physio, hairdresser, free on-site gym, employee assistance program (EAP).
  • 25 days holiday + Birthday off + Bank Holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Staff Discounts (All THG Brands) + Discounted Staff Shop on-site
  • Hotel Discounts (We own King Street Hotel – King St has a new spa as well)
  • Hale Country Club Discounts (Spa/Gym/Restaurant)
  • Enhanced parenthood pay after 1 year service
  • Discretionary company bonus scheme
  • In-house L&D function who can deliver internal sessions as well as support with external courses/certifications/apprenticeships/upskilling
  • You will have access to use our Tech scheme and Cycle scheme, which is a new salary sacrifice scheme to allow UK employees to purchase from Cycle scheme retailers, and technology from Curry's PC World - through monthly instalments.

THG is proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. If you are invited to interview, please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to the recruitment process that will enable you to perform to the best of your ability.

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further. 

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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