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HR and Payroll Administrator (Maternity Cover - 9 months fixed term contract)

13 October 2020


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Location: TBC
Salary Range: £23,080 - £24,491 (depending on experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 26th October 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the HR Team at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to learn, live and work.

Job Summary

To assist the HR team in delivering the HR, Payroll and admin function to the CPCA team by ensuring the systems, processes and policies are fit for purpose and providing HR guidance and administrative support. The role will also provide similar support in relation to the management of the office facilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide necessary administrative support to the human resource function of the Combined Authority. Ensure all digital, electronic and paper systems are kept secure and up to date
  • Keeping policies and procedures up to date
  • Assist with HR enquiries within and without the organisation and act as first response 
  • Assist with the recruitment process e.g. advertising roles, carrying out right to work checks, issuing invite letters, offer letters, employment contracts, organise and deliver induction process and exit processes
  • Payroll Administration
  • Maintain CPCA Establishment spreadsheet
  • Any other Adhoc administration duties as required by the CPCA
  • HR admin projects 


  • Excellent communicator
  • Highly adaptable - to changing circumstances and demands
  • Collaborative - works productively with peers, team and others
  • Motivated - driven by personal and organisational achievement 
  • Approachable

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Good level of education, literate in English and Maths
  • Excellent understanding of office administration with the ability to understand the Combined Authority's agenda and workstream interdependencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the addition of excellent IT skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Self-motivated, can work under pressure and deliver results
  • Attention to detail and high level or accuracy
  • Effective organisational skills


  • Direct experience of working in a HR Administrative role 1 year minimum
  • Experience of dealing with administrative tasks proactively and efficiently
  • Experience of working with a wide range of partners/stakeholders

The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, CPCA reserve the right to collect, store and process personal data about job applicants in so far as it is relevant to recruitment processes. This includes processing sensitive data for the purposes of monitoring the CA’s equality and diversity policy. All personal information held by the CPCA will be processed in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who values diversity and promotes equality. CPCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other basis covered by Equality Act 2010. All employment is decided on qualifications, merit, and business need and we encourage applications from all sections of society. If you would like any reasonable adjustments or additional arrangements, please contact us via the details below.

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact us on recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk.

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk