Pay & Pensions
The Payroll and Pensions Team, which is part of the Human Resources Directorate, is located in room V202, Vernon Square.
The team is headed by the Payroll and Pensions Manager, Marie Stacey (firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 020 7074 5042).
The Payroll Administrators are:
Natasha Williams (email@example.com; 020 7074 5040) and Jan Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7074 5043). Details of their departmental split of payroll responsibilities can be found following this link
The Payroll Assistant is Joanna Juzaszek (email@example.com, 020 7074 5041).
The Payroll/HR processing deadlines can be found here. Please note that, where payroll deadlines have not been met, the request will be actioned in the following month. Earlier deadlines will apply at Easter and Christmas.
If you have any queries regarding the Payroll/HR processing dates, please contact Marie Stacey, Payroll & Pensions Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 020 7074 5042.
The School offers membership of two final salary pension schemes:
- USS - Universities Superannuation Scheme - whose members are Grade 6 and above.
Further information: uss.co.uk
- SAUL- Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London - whose members are up to and including Grade 5.
Further information: saul.org.uk
Pensions Auto Enrolment
Employment status of self-employed workers at SOAS: Guidance
Please follow this link which sets out guidance for managers in determining the employment status of current and future workers as to whether they should be treated as being either self-employed or subject to PAYE tax treatment and thus paid through the School’s payroll.
Cycle to Work Scheme
The SOAS Cycle to Work Scheme is available through a salary sacrifice/hire agreement arrangement. The scheme offers an attractive employee benefit and provides substantial savings on the cost of a bike and safety equipment.
Detailed information including a FAQ section can be found at Cycle to Work Scheme.
Useful external links
HM Revenue and Customs
Further information: hmrc.gov.uk
The School's tax office is Chapel Wharf Area Manchester. They can be contacted directly at:
HM Inspector of Taxes Chapel Wharf Area; Trinity Bridge House; 2 Dearmans Place Salford; M3 5DS. phone : 0845 300 0627 8am to 8pm seven days a week.
Please quote the School's reference 951/S54.
You may also wish to visit the Inland Revenue website for queries on self assessment, tax credits and child benefit.
Department of Work and Pensions
Further information: dwp.gov.uk
The Department of Work and Pensions website includes information on state pension forecasts and the location of Job Centre Plus branches where you may apply for a National Insurance Number.