Our goals - Your path

We’re looking for a Payroll and HR Advisor to join our small but effective HR Service Hub. An integral HR member, who will provide front end Payroll input and HR support to key stakeholders and deliver an exceptional customer experience.

This role will work closely with our Payroll Specialists, who sit within the Reward & Benefits Team, focusing on payment input and data reconciliation (circa 1,000 UK pay rolled employees). In addition, this role will provide HR Advisor support to our UK Corporate employees and ad hoc ER support as required by the business.

This role would suit an individual who has payroll input experience but would like to develop their HR experience further in a large organisation.

Key Responsibilities:
• Ownership for accurate input payroll data into Success Factors (HR System) prior to payroll deadlines – including employee lifecycle events and benefit related payments across multiple legal entities in the UK (circa 1000 employees).
• Calculate ad hoc payments such as outstanding holiday pay, PILON, Redundancy etc.
• Running monthly HR reports for action/submission (New Starters, Leavers, Absences etc).
• Identify, signpost and help troubleshoot any payroll queries as appropriate e.g. Payroll or HR stakeholder support is required.
• The first point of contact for our UK Corporate workforce (approx. 25 employees). Supporting with recruitment activity, and HR lifecycle support or advice
• Working closely and in collaboration with our global HR teams to provide excellent service to our UK based Corporate employees.
• Provide HR Advisor support alongside HR Business Partners and developing knowledge and experience in the full employee life cycle.
• Provide Employee Relations support to HR Business Partners as and when required.

The Opportunity:
You will further develop your opportunities and experiences in both HR and Payroll as part of a friendly and experienced HR Team.
Ongoing professional development including support and funding towards CIPD Qualifications!

The Support:
Connect with a dynamic and friendly team of HR professionals who will support you to make this role a success.

The Future:
Potential Career Routes: Career progression into a HR Generalist or Reward and Benefit positions.
The opportunity to progress within a global company across a variety of business areas.

The Rewards:
You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, and a sweep of great benefits. We pride ourselves on our total reward package:
• Holiday 25 days rising to 28 days with service, plus bank holidays
• Hybrid Working (20% homeworking option)
• Flexible working through core hours (9am – 3pm)
• A company pension contribution of up to 10%
• Private healthcare for you, with option to add family
• Group life cover at 6x your annual salary
• Global Income Protection (PHI)
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
• Staff discount platform & Cycle to Work scheme
• Dedicated Service Awards for reaching key milestones

Your expertise - Our strength

  • Excellent attitude, work ethic and professional character
  • A high level of due diligence and attention to detail
  • Level-headed, calm, and can-do approach to challenges
  • Ability to establish professional creditability through building strong working relationships to stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong analytical mindset with ability to reconcile data using Excel
  • CIPD L3/L5 qualified or equivalent with a strong interest in employment law
  • 2+ years of relevant experience executing payroll in an SME
  • Ideally experience providing HR support as HR Advisor or with experience of managing some employee relations issues
  • The right to work and reside in the UK
  • Desirable: Higher level qualification in HR/Payroll/Business Related Study or equivalent
  • Desirable: Previously used SAP Success Factors HR System

Going Beyond. Together.

Location: Welwyn Garden City/Leeds/Preston/Redditch

About Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a globally leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protection in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 103 countries around the world and, in over 400 factories, produces innovative technologies for customers worldwide. In doing so, it plays a crucial role in enabling the transformation of the construction and vehicle industries toward greater environmental compatibility. With more than 33,000 employees, the company generated sales of  CHF 11.2 billion in 2023.