HR Payroll Officer

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Location: Woods Mill with hybrid working options
Salary: £30,671.55
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours
Closing Date: 8th May 2024
Interview Date: 15th May 2024

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in
Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our
towns, countryside and coast. By working alongside local people, we create opportunities for us
all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.

We are now in a critical decade for change to protect and restore nature with the help of more
people taking action for wildlife. Now is the time for an ambitious action plan to match the
scale and urgency of the challenges we are facing. Our new Strategic Plan – Our Wild
 – will be launched in April and sets out our vision and commitment to turning
the tide for wildlife so that by 2030, nature in Sussex will be in recovery.

To deliver our new strategic aims, we have recently completed a comprehensive restructure of
the charity to align to our goals. This restructure has generated a suite of new roles and
opportunities which will enable us to achieve our ambitions of restoring and protecting at
least 30% of Sussex land and sea for nature, inspiring one in four people in Sussex to take
meaningful action for wildlife, building a stronger more inclusive and diverse organisation and
becoming a net zero and climate resilient organisation.

In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the environment sector, we particularly
welcome applications from people who have an ethnically or geographically diverse background,
who are non-graduates and/or are living in economically deprived areas.

The Role

The role of HR/Payroll Officer is a vital one and will enable SWT to deliver a consistent
employee experience for all staff. You will be supporting the Head of People & Operations
with general human resources duties including recruitment and on-boarding of staff, updating
policies, supporting staff engagement and processing payroll.

The Person

Reporting to the Head of People & Operations, we are seeking a highly organised and
proactive human resources professional who will be responsible for the day to day tasks of a
dynamic and supportive human resources function with an integral role in developing and shaping
our People Strategy which aligns with our new strategic goals. You will be a team player who
supports the values of our organisation and is committed to our overall aims.

We are looking for someone who can provide comprehensive support with excellent communication
skills, both written and verbal and who can build relationships with all key stakeholders, both
internal and external. You will be able to manage competing demands, have a keen eye for detail
and the ability to handle confidential information with absolute discretion.


  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays each year (pro-rated for part time staff)
  • Pension – company contribution from 6% and employee contribution of 3%
  • Life Assurance – Pension Scheme Members 2 x Salary, Non-Pension Scheme Members 1 x Salary
  • 2 days paid leave for volunteering each year
  • Flexible working policy
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • EAP
  • Employee discounts
  • Informal car share arrangements

For more detailed information see what we offer page in the Recruitment Pack on our website.

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