Search Our Site

Join Us

Our core values of Independence, Talent, Innovation, Credibility, Flexibility & Fun shine through in everything we do. If you can buy into these values, please take a look at the roles below. We’d love to hear from you.

HR & Payroll Consultant

Manchester / Home / UK Wide

Job Type



£32,000 - £50,000

Apply Now

This role is perfect for someone looking for something new in their HR and Payroll Technology career. Join in at Phase 3 Consulting now! Roles will suit a person with super-user, systems admin, Payroll Manager or early consultancy experience with an HR or payroll system with an aptitude and appetite for consultancy work. Choose from options to work with your current system of experience and/or to combine with up-skilling with a partner company’s product.

Essential Requirements:
Experience of HRIS configuration (see below – we can take on those with little and with lots!)
Contextual awareness, particularly of HR and Payroll
Understanding of project life-cycle and methods
Communicative fluency, both verbal and in documentation
Strong analytical thinking and open-ness to learning
Excitement about flexibility, independence, initiative and knowledge-sharing in your job
Commitment to clients, team and a Phase 3 role
Add extra value to your application with experience of: Core Pay and Time or detailed knowledge of Payroll Configuration
Key responsibilities

We work as a team, reporting typically to the Head of Consultancy Services, to ensure exceptional client commitment through project life-cycles. Don’t rule yourself out if you have experience of just a sub-set of the following as you can expect full support. We have scope to take on both highly experienced and fresh consultants, for:


  • Project initiation/Scoping
  • System design, configuration and testing
  • Data migration
  • Implementation, UAT and client training support
  • Business intelligence
  • Long-term client services, advice and guidance
  • Project and team support
  • Consultancy delivery will be mostly office-based with your Phase 3 team, with attendance at client offices in the UK and some time at home can be considered
Assistant HR/Payroll Consultant - CoreHR/iTrent/Sage People

United Kingdom

Job Type



£21 - £29k p/a

Apply Now

Phase 3 are seeking HR/Payroll professionals with a desire to progress into the world of People Technology. The purpose of the role is to support the consultancy and services delivery at Phase 3 by supporting projects and initiatives lead by the consultancy team, ensuring effective and excellent delivery. Assistant Consultants are the first port of call for all client queries and issues and so the role is client focused.

Essential Requirements:
Knowledge and understanding of Human Resources and Payroll
Minimal experience of HRIS configuration or systems administration but an appetite to learn
Contextual awareness, particularly of HR and the role of systems and payroll teams, ideally in more than one sector
Familiarity with at least one HRIS product
Understanding of project life-cycle and methods
Communicative fluency, both verbal and in documentation
Strong analytical thinking and open-ness to learning
Ability and willingness to travel within the UK for up to 50% of working time (and not outside of the Monday to Friday week)
Key responsibilities

This list is indicative and not exhaustive – our organisation is developing rapidly. The HR Systems Consultancy team will work together to cover the holistic Phase 3 client service, such that each post-holder is unlikely to be required to deliver all in scope:

Work alongside consultants following client meetings to explore consultancy requirements and discuss scope
Deliver at least 20% of your working week on a chargeable basis where workloads permit
Work with colleagues, clients and partners to devise project initiation documentation and project plans and support the consultancy team based on those documented requirements
Apply knowledge and training (both formal and on-the-job) to deliver consultancy requirements against the project plan – for a portfolio of clients
(Initially) Undertake fully supported training in the one or more HRIS to which Phase 3 is committed to supporting for our clients and partner organisations
Provide team expertise in specialist configuration areas, with an expectation to own Testing and systems administration
Support the consultancy team by receiving and allocating workloads to the relevant consultant, liaising directly with clients on expected resolution dates
Use reporting tools to create, edit and burst/schedule analytics suites to client organisations – understand analytical concepts and business intelligence possibilities
Assist clients to plan for, prepare and cleanse data prior to migration between systems
Undertake and own appropriate test scripts, carry out internal quality assurance testing and advise on user acceptance testing
Deliver end-user training to the client – including writing training content and materials. This may be on site at client offices, on Phase 3 premises or offered by phone, remote connection, webinar etc.
Document all configuration work, complying with change control procedures and requirements for system documentation
Manage the Phase 3 compliance for client and partner timesheet and activity recording – to precise weekly deadline and with absolute accuracy
Participate in client user group meetings and team learning and development events, sharing and acquiring holistic HR systems market knowledge and industry update
Participate in social media activity and networking to engage with the client network and nationwide industry developments
Any other activity commensurate with the role of Assistant Consultant.
Assistant Consultant - Payroll Services

Manchester & Home Based

Job Type



£21,000 - £32,000

Apply Now

Join our growing managed services team supporting clients all over the UK with full and part managed payroll services. Using a range of HR and Payroll software applications our managed services team provide an excellent, high quality and customer focused service to thousands of employees each month.

Essential Requirements:
Ability to manage the full payroll lifecycle for clients
Detailed knowledge of payroll systems, taxation and national insurance rules
Previous experience of Payroll Management in a medium to large organisation
Payroll experience across a range of sectors
CIPP Qualified or willing to work towards
Experience of at least one Payroll software application
Key responsibilities

You will be responsible for managing the weekly, monthly and lunar pay cycles of our managed services clients utilising a variety of applications. Our managed services team operate to over 99% accuracy and this we expect to maintain.

As part of the role you will learn to configure payroll applications to support the consulting team when urgent needs arise for payroll specialism.


Want to know more about our services?

Want to know more about our services? Please complete the enquiry form on the right and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Or click here to find our offices

GDPR notice about how we process your information

From time to time we would like to contact you with details of similar goods and services we provide in addition to offers, discounts and industry updates which may be of interest. If you consent to us using your details for this purpose, let us know which method you would like us to contact you:

Want to know more? Call us on

0800 321 3032

Or email us on