Recruitment and Payroll Officer

Compass Group UK Ireland
£26000 - £28000
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Full Time

Recruitment and Payroll Manager

28k Basic

On-going training and development

Perks at work

The Venue

 ExCel is the UK’s leading convention and exhibition centre. We cater for over 350 events per year, meeting a hugely diverse range of requirements. From a fine dining experience for thousands of delegates, to an on-the-go lunch for an exhibitor team, we operate on all scales with outstanding care in every service area. Our business is growing and we are creating new and exciting possibilities every day through our partnership with our client, event organisers and exhibitors.

The role of Recruitment & Payroll Manager is a fabulous opportunity to work with a great team and be a part of delivering exceptional events at the ExCeL London Hospitality.    

Reporting to the Head of People Operations and you will be directly responsible for the key result areas below. (Amongst other, general responsibilities)

Role Profile

This role profile is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to incorporate changing circumstances. It does not form part of your contract of employment.

To provide an efficient payroll service ensuring the accurate and timely payment of our weekly paid staff.  To provide administrative support to the Staffing & HR Team including recruitment campaigns, staff documentation and event management.

Nature and Scope

Administration of Payroll ensuring:

  • Owns and completes the daily and weekly payroll process ensuring it is accurately entered onto the payroll system
  • Processing wage queries and any discrepancies in a timely and professional manner
  • Cross checking the payroll data before submission checking for discrepancies
  • Completion of payroll daily and transfer on a weekly basis in accordance with payroll deadlines
  • Process all variable holiday requests
  • Deal with all pay queries on a weekly basis checking against signing in sheets and previous payrolls
  • Highlight any query areas/discrepancies to People Operations Manager as soon as you become aware
  • Completion of agency timesheets (when applicable) and deal with any invoice queries
  • Weekly completion of all purchase orders for agencies, invoice Managers and Chefs 
  • Production of internal payroll reports as required
  • Enter all new starters onto the system and process all leavers within a timely manner and complete all change of detail forms
  • SMART maintenance as required
  • To ensure the smooth planning and delivery of a first-class service to the internal customer base and all customers within the venue.
  • To ensure that all individuals employed by Levy UK at the venue are recruited and trained to Levy standards to deliver a 5-star service to all our guests.

On-boarding / Recruitment

  • Support all recruitment and selection activity including maintaining the recruitment inbox
  • Coordination and participation of the interview and selection days
  • Raise offer documentation as necessary
  • Complete all necessary reference checking and employment history
  • Liaise with recruiting departments to ensure all inductions are in place
  • Administration of probationary period
  • To ensure the smooth planning and delivery of a first-class service to the internal customer base and all customers within the venue
  • To ensure that all individuals employed by Levy UK at the venue are recruited and trained to Levy standards to deliver a 5-star service to all our guests.

Person Spec

Team Leadership & Coaching

  • Realises the potential in everyone
  • Inspires others to deliver
  • Is passionate about celebrating success
  • Builds relationships on integrity, respect and trust
  • Structured and approachable

Collaboration and influencing

  • Develops loyalty to ELH and Levy UK
  • Supports other venues in the London area when needed
  • Forages best practices across the business
  • Demonstrates contagious enthusiasm that rubs off on others

Client and Customer

  • Builds genuine partnerships with clients
  • Listens and acts on what customers want
  • True proprietor of the brand

Change Leadership

  • Leads the market/stays on the front foot
  • Takes people with them/ helps them to adapt
  • Innovative thinkers
  • Responds to the pace of the business

Strategic Leadership

  • Deals with underlying issues
  • Spots stars/talent
  • Not afraid to stand up and be counted

Commercial Results

  • Faces up to the facts
  • Knows how to pursue profit with integrity
  • Social media and tech savvy

Who we are:

Levy UK + Ireland is the sports and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland. It is the market leader in the provision of legendary food and drink experiences at some of the UK’s most significant sporting, arena, and leisure venues.


Through strong client partnerships, Levy UK + Ireland creates bespoke food concepts, service standards and pioneering design, implementing a guest-first approach and ongoing innovation at each venue. With a company-wide passion for food, Levy UK + Ireland creates menus and food experiences that feature fantastic seasonal dishes, with a strong focus on British ingredients.


As well as providing tailor-made concepts for its clients, Levy UK + Ireland also delivers corporate hospitality, event catering, venue sourcing and support services, through its portfolio of businesses. These include Keith Prowse, Payne and Gunter, and Lime Venue Portfolio.



LinkedIn  Levy UK

Twitter @Levy_UK 

Instagram @Levy_UK_ Ireland

Facebook @Levy_UK  


Levy UK + Ireland is a sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland which is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services on our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business + Industry, Defence, Offshore + Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports + Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Compass Group UK+I

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