Team Leader Payroll

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Waikato District Health Board

Whakarongo, Manawatu-Wanganui Posted on Fri, 26 November 2021 02:30:15 GMT Competitive Salary Permanent Full Time Source: Waikato District Health Board

Where you’ll be working: Payroll

The details: Permanent full-time, 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)

Waikato DHB is looking for a Team Leader – Payroll within the Payroll Department. This is an exciting role to lead a team of administrators to deliver payroll services for Waikato DHB employees. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, you will work to ensure accurate and timely payments to all employees. This includes ensuring compliance with policies, employment agreements, and relevant legislation. The Team Leader will also lead User Acceptance Testing for system changes, and interfaces to the Enterprise Reporting System.

Ideally you will be proactive and have experience with leading a payroll team to meet specific deadlines, combined with an ability to manage multiple processes under pressure.

Required skills include a strong technical ability to understand complex payroll rules and legislation, and apply them to the generation of payruns. Ability to work well in a team and build a positive culture in a team environment is essential. The person must be highly organised with excellent communication skills.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, and to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Rachael Devey in the Recruitment Team on

Closing date: 3rd December 2021


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