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Payroll and Pensions

Payroll and 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 (ms10@soas.ac.uk, telephone 020 7074 5042).

The Payroll Administrators are:
Natasha Williams (nw19@soas.ac.uk; 020 7074 5040) and Jan Williams (jw55@soas.ac.uk, 020 7074 5043). Details of their departmental split of payroll responsibilities can be found following this link

The Payroll Assistant is Joanna Juzaszek (jj4@soas.ac.uk, 020 7074 5041).

Payroll Deadlines

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 ms10@soas.ac.uk 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 
USS statement regarding funding of USS - October 2013
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 informationhmrc.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 informationdwp.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.


December 2013