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Job Overview



An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well-known organisation in the heart of Bolton who have been established for 50 years.


Working closely alongside the Head of Finance and Finance Manager the main duties of the role will include;


Organising, implementing and monitoring all employment and HR related policies, keeping them up to date with the latest employment law and UK theatre industry contract practices, administering all HR processes from hire to retire, including administration of all employment based license requirements such as DBS checks and UK right to work checks, monitor and maintain up to date employee databases including employee and freelancer personnel files, training records, recruiting databases, weekly and monthly timesheets, holiday records and sickness and absence records; proactively tracking and reporting trends and making recommendations for improvement, managing the company wide training and recruiting budgets, ensuring priority needs are tracked and met in a timely manner, building and maintaining relationships with all external HR related agencies and service providers; working with the Head of Business Operations to identify and negotiate agreeable terms with a cohort of specialist external providers (for example, recruitment advertising agencies, training providers, occupational health and medical practitioners), driving the recruitment process in line with policy and procedure, including supporting the managers in writing job specifications, advertising, recruitment authorisation and interviewing, preparing and issuing all contracts of employment after approval by the CEO, driving the induction process for all staff, including maintaining and updating the Company Handbook and issue of policies, as well as working with the Health and Safety team to ensure new staff are inducted properly in safe working practices, supporting the CEO in the administration and tracking of the company wide performance management processes, working closely with the Heads of Department to ensure the process is being followed and any resulting performance or training needs are managed, supporting the CEO in the administration and tracking of any complex disciplinary or grievance procedures, advising the Heads of Department in correct protocols  and keeping informed of best practice developments with employment law and general HR processes, undertaking any personal development training as required.


End-to-end responsibility for a highly complex set of payrolls, including salaried and weekly along with significant freelancer and contractor payrolls.  Significant union creative agreement environment driving technical complexities around rates, allowances and expenses.  Specific tasks include:

Preparing the weekly and monthly payroll schedules, making payment by BACS and other means as required, maintaining highly accurate payroll records, including holidays, sickness and expenses, managing all employee benefit services including a range of Pensions, private medical provision, salary sacrifice and car parking, handling all employee and freelancer payroll queries, providing senior management reports as required, completing all payroll related journals for statutory and management accounting purposes and reconciliation of all pension and payroll accounts.


To succeed in this role you will be a strong character who is able to work on your own initiative with high attention to detail.

Standalone end to end payroll experience and experience of using Sage 50 Payroll is desirable

Benefits include: Childcare vouchers, 20 days holiday + Bank holidays, café discount

Call Jo on 01204 361155 for more information

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those successfully shortlisted for the role will be personally contacted.

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