Payroll is paramount to every major organisation. That’s why we have a specialist team dedicated exclusively to payroll recruitment. Serving the full breadth of sectors, they have a successful track record of placing candidates into opportunities, both temporary and permanent, at all levels.
From payroll admin jobs to head of payroll jobs, we have extensive experience of supplying talent across the UK and you can upload your CV in a matter of minutes. Our expertise spans everything from business-as-usual payroll to implementation projects and international assignments.
Read on for more information about our payroll vacancies, the latest news and developments in payroll careers and the people who have ensured Oakleaf leads the way when it comes to payroll recruitment in the UK and overseas.
As specialists in HR and payroll jobs, we have consistently proven our ability to place the perfect candidates in the right positions. These include anything from payroll graduate jobs to payroll manager jobs and we firmly believe in our capacity to match the individual to the role.
You can find a selection of our payroll vacancies below and you can tap through for more information on each job description. If one of the posts seems suited to you, hit ‘Apply Now’, but if you’re looking for a role of a slightly different nature you can always register for job alerts and we’ll notify you when more payroll jobs become available.
For all the latest updates and developments related to payroll careers, we have all the information you need right here.
Including interviews, news stories, market trends, industry insights and more, our expert team will keep you in the know and fully informed of any significant events that could have an impact on payroll jobs and the sector as a whole.
We’re fully committed to successfully delivering payroll recruitment solutions to our customers and here are just a few reasons why we are setting the standard for others to follow when it comes to finding the right candidates for payroll jobs across all levels:
We were named a ‘Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work For’ three years in a row and we like to think that’s rich reward for the amount of time and effort we put into looking after our Oakleaf family. Our team firmly believe in taking care of our clients, and that’s why we’re setting the benchmark in terms of finding the ideal candidates across a variety of HR and payroll jobs. You can get to know our superb team in greater detail by reading the staff profiles below:
Whether you’re looking for payroll admin jobs, to be a payroll manager or for head of payroll jobs, we want to help you. You can search for payroll vacancies and it takes just a couple of minutes to upload your CV.
If you want to be notified when more positions become available, you can register for job alerts and for those seeking the ideal candidate to fill a role, it’s perfectly straightforward to register a vacancy.
Should you have any questions about payroll recruitment, vacancies or anything else, please feel free to contact us and our expert team will do everything they can to help.
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"Linda is a great person and exceptional professional.
She genuinely cares about people and communicates with job seekers with humanity and positive attitude. I remember during the long months of lockdown, Linda called me to make sure that I was doing well for which I am very grateful.
Linda has the perfect understanding of how a recruiter should act with conviction and willingness to help."
Nagy Mansor, Interim Payroll Manager, European Healthcare Ltd.
I have worked with John for a number of years and he assisted me in securing my current role.
John successfully balances both candidate and client desires, ensuring that both are kept fully informed and his transparent communication makes you feel that you are his top priority.
Honest, knowledgeable and driven, it is John’s passion for spotlighting the talent within the industry and his desire to put the right people in the right role, that stands out from other recruiters. The best evidence of this?
His genuine delight for you once an offer is confirmed.
“Jodie recently helped me find my placement at LSE.
The whole experience was excellent, Jodie was professional and kept the lines of communication open at all times.
Jodie has been more than helpful and I would highly recommend her services.
Thanks again Jodie!!"
Julie Gould, Head of Payroll Services, The London School of Economics
I wanted to first thank you for working on the successful campaign of the role, the candidates that you submitted were all excellent and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of your network during this difficult economic climate.
What stuck out for me was the time and effort you took in listening to what we were looking for and delivering on your promise.
By far the best service we have received in a very long time.
HR Advisor, Insurance Specialist
The team at Oakleaf are a pleasure to work with.
I worked mainly with John and Linda and have to say that they are both extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I was recently made redundant in a time where lots of people are losing jobs in a very uncertain environment.
I did however feel very positive about my prospects as I had confidence in myself but also because John worked diligently to help me secure the right role.
I'm delighted with my new role and have a plan and can't wait to start thanks to John and team for their advice, support and access to great opportunities.
I can't recommend them highly enough!
Layla Talbi, EMEA Payroll & Benefits Specialist
I have worked with Jodie on a number of occasions whilst looking to place Payroll professionals in my team. I have always found Jodie to be very professional, exceptionally proactive and really easy to work with. Jodie takes the time to understand both you as an individual and your brief, so that she is only putting forward candidates that she believes will be a good team fit and also right for the role in question.
In my most recent hire, I wasn't quite comfortable with some of the candidates I had interviewed, and Jodie urged me to meet a candidate she had referred to me, but I had initially rejected. It was clear she was really confident about this candidate, and her instincts were right - we ultimately hired that candidate over all others seen. What I also liked in this process was that when I fed back to Jodie on my comments of candidates seen, she clearly fed this back to the candidates as well, as when they returned for future stage interviews, the candidates were aware of the feedback raised, and had taken it on board in a positive way.
I would absolutely recommend Jodie to any company looking to hire HR/Payroll professionals.
Amy Gadsby, HR Director
Linda Giacomantonio at Oakleaf Partnership is an experienced recruiter who has a clear understanding of the job requirement and candidate expertise.
She has been prompt and supportive with her constant update throughout the hiring process.
Maria Monteiro, EMEA Payroll Analyst
I have worked with John at Oakleaf Partnership for over two years as a trusted advisor on Payroll recruitment. Just over 18 months ago John found my next career move as the Head of Global Payroll. Throughout the recruitment process John demonstrated great candidate care and understanding of my requirements for my next role. I have also personally referred my professional Payroll colleagues and friends to John, who he has successfully placed in fantastic career progressive roles both in the UK and in Europe. Therefore I am confident to recommend John to prospective candidates and clients.
Global Head HR Operations
I have had a great experience with Oakleaf. Initially I met up with John O’Brien and Linda Giacomantonio who were very thorough in their assessment of my skills and very helpful in pointing me in the right direction for my next professional move. I was then contacted by Grant Ward who again matched me with the perfect role for what I was looking for. I will be starting in my new job soon and would definitely recommend Oakleaf to any colleague needing to make their next move. Thank you Oakleaf!
Pilar Rowlands, EMEA Payroll Specialist - Dow Jones
Linda was a very knowledgeable and hands on consultant. She really worked hard to deliver on the brief with quality candidates and was very proactive. She has a deep knowledge of the sector and is pragmatic and professional at all times. She was also very personable, patient and fun to work with. Would highly recommend her.
Diane Foster - HR Director, Flamingo Group
I have worked with John and Oakleaf Partnership as a candidate during the recruitment process for both my current and previous roles as well as a recruiting manager. My experience of both situations has been extremely positive. I've found John to be very responsive and he demonstrates the strongest understanding of both the payroll recruitment market and the way in which the payroll profession is evolving.
As a candidate, I found the contact and feedback during the recruitment process to be excellent. While as a recruiting manager, I found that John was able to provide a range of strong CVs that demonstrated a full understanding of my requirements within a very short time frame with successful results.
Tim Reed - Global Payroll Manager, London Stock Exchange
Having dealt with John O’Brien in the capacity of Client and candidate, I have no reservations in recommending him and his team in providing the consummate service in the recruitment of Payroll Professionals.
John keeps in constant contact throughout the recruitment process and is extremely helpful in facilitating a smooth outcome, with quick results in finding a suitable candidate.
I would not think twice about engaging John and Oakleaf Partnerships services in the future.
David Elliott - (ex) Global Payroll Manager, London Stock Exchange
I am writing this testimonial due to the great help I received from Linda in getting a new job, not only did she get me a job she got me a job that was suited to my skill set, in an ideal location with a great company. During my time off I was finding it more difficult to attend interviews due to the cost of travel, when Linda first offered me the interview at my new role I was unable to attend due to my finances, however as Linda new the role was perfect for me she paid for my travel out of her own pocket which I am forever grateful for. In my 14 years of dealing with agencies and recruitment staff I have never come across someone so helpful and thoughtful as Linda. Thanks again for everything.
Payroll Specialist, Grosvenor
I cannot thank you enough of all the help you have given me throughout the process. You have been professional and always informed me of any updates.
I am not sure I would have got this job without your help as you have always made sure I was happy with the process. You also made sure Moody's got back to me as soon as possible. You also made sure I received the emails you have sent me. It is really appreciated.
You have been very supportive during the test and interview. Also thank you for giving me the confidence vote when I was going to the interview. It helped. A lot!!!
Not many people will be as lucky as I was with this process and that's because of you and your motivation skills as well as determination.
I had the pleasure of working with John O’Brien whilst looking to a new venture, with him placing me into my latest position as Payroll Manager for Liberty Specialty Markets. John proved to be an invaluable asset in my job hunting. He offered excellent advice, great insight into the marketplace as a whole and took the time to really understand my needs. I went into each interview feeling prepared, and knowing the company I was approaching was the right match for my skillset and requirements.
I would recommend John to anyone looking for a new payroll position. His knowledge and contacts of the payroll market are second to none, and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Chris Headley - Payroll Manager, Liberty
I have worked with John at Oakleaf Partnership for over two years as a trusted advisor on payroll recruitment. Just over 18 months ago John found my next career move as the Head of Global Payroll, throughout the recruitment process John demonstrated great candidate care and understanding of my requirements for my next role. I have also personally referred my professional payroll colleagues and friends to John, who he has successfully placed in fantastic career progressive roles both in the UK and in Europe. Therefore I am confident to recommend John to prospective candidates and clients.
Robyn Brack - Global Head HR Operations, Travelex
At a time when some of the more traditional payroll agencies were struggling to find roles, John was able to line up three interesting opportunities within a matter of weeks. The role that I decided to pursue resulted in a lengthy process and I found John to be supportive, open and honest throughout. During this time other opportunities arose and John was pragmatic and understanding when I decided not to explore these further, even if the salary and I suspect his fee would have been higher.
It was a pleasure to deal with the guys at Oakleaf and I am happy that they helped me find a great role.
Oliver Carr - Global Payroll Manager
"I have found Linda to be very have a very good understanding of what you are looking for in your next role. Linda will go well beyond all boundaries to ensure that she secures you exactly what you are looking for in the right organisation that will meet your expectations. From informing you of a new opportunity, keeping you updated on progress at interview stage via phone and email to congratulating you when been offered the role. Always very proactive in what she does and a true professional in her approach to the candidate and employer. She excels well beyond any other recruitment consultant that I have had contact with and is a real asset to Oakleaf Payroll Recruitment"
Yvonne Jones - Payroll Administrator, King Edward Hospital
"Linda has great intuition to have placed me in a role that was great for my skills at the time. The role she placed me in has enabled me to develop myself professionally. She is highly experienced and it has been an absolute pleasure working with her. I would recommend her to my friends, colleagues and companies."
Kurpa Patel - HR Officer, AXA Insurance
My first contact with Linda was just before Christmas 2015, I was making the move from Ireland to the UK early the following year. From the start Linda was nothing short of professional, she was very thorough with finding out all the bits and pieces needed to make my move as easy as possible, obviously the right job was the place to start!
When I finally made it to the UK, Linda was a constant, keeping me up to date with opportunities when they came in & providing some advice on life in the Big City, which was well received!
Most importantly for me was that Linda is such a lovely person, what you see is what you get, she wants nothing more than for her clients to be happy & it shows through her work.
I really could not speak any more highly of her & I would not hesitate in the slightest recommending her as a recruitment consultant.
Susan Forde - EMEA & APAC Payroll Specialist, Nuance Communications UK