Who are we?

Friend MTS stands as a trailblazer in content protection, marking its inception in 2006. Since then, we have consistently pioneered cutting-edge solutions, earning accolades and industry recognition. Our esteemed partnerships include collaborations with some of the globe's most prominent broadcasters, as we steadfastly secure content against piracy.

Our journey is fuelled by a team committed to innovation, propelling us into new frontiers. As our company continues to flourish, we reflect this growth internally. At Friend MTS, we lead with a spirit of curiosity, collaboration, and passion, and we invite you to embark on this exciting journey with us.

About the role…

Embarking on a transformative phase, we are dedicated to fortifying our team and reinforcing our commitment to strategic growth. As part of this initiative, we are seeking an adept and experienced Part-Time Payroll and Benefits Manager to initiate and lead our in-house payroll function. This pivotal role entails comprehensive management of the end-to-end payroll process.

In this newly established position, you will serve as the primary point of contact for all payroll-related inquiries and will be instrumental in ensuring the seamless execution of payroll processes with precision and timeliness. 

Accountable to the Group Financial Controller, this role offers a hybrid working arrangement, encompassing two days per week at our Birmingham office. Tailored for those seeking part-time hours, this role also involves extending support to our burgeoning international workforce in Europe, the USA, and APAC. 

If you are ready to contribute to our growth journey and make a significant impact in payroll management, we invite you to join us in this exciting opportunity.


As our Payroll and Benefits Manager, you will:

  • Lead the seamless execution of Friend MTS's in-house payroll, ensuring adherence to statutory and regulatory standards, precision, and timely delivery of the monthly payroll.
  • Collaborate closely with the People and Development Team to handle monthly payroll changes, including onboarding new hires, processing departures, and managing any alterations.
  • Skillfully interpret timesheets for hourly paid colleagues, calculating annual leave, processing overtime, shift allowances, and bonuses as required.
  • Efficiently manage the setup of colleagues on our international payrolls, overseeing the preparation and processing of all salary payments on a bi-weekly and monthly basis.
  • Take overall responsibility for the management of employee benefits, including private healthcare, pension, and life assurance, providing comprehensive knowledge and prompt responses to inquiries.
  • Drive the implementation of enhanced benefits both domestically and internationally, fostering collaboration with Human Resources (HR) and accounting teams.
  • Oversee the implementation and integration of a new payroll system, reviewing existing procedures as necessary.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all payroll-related queries, diligently resolving any issues that may arise.
  • If you are a detail-oriented and proactive professional with a strong background in payroll and benefits management, we invite you to join our dynamic team and contribute to the success of FriendMTS.


To be set up for success as our Payroll and Benefits Manager, you will have:

  • Proven experience in a payroll management role or a comparable position, showcasing a track record of successful payroll administration.
  • Current and comprehensive knowledge of payroll procedures and relevant laws, demonstrating the ability to stay updated on industry developments.
  • Hands-on experience in the establishment and execution of international payroll processes and tax compliance.
  • Familiarity with payroll software and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), such as SAP, ADP, Kronos, coupled with proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Previous experience working with zero-hour contracts, showcasing adaptability to various employment structures.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and precision in all payroll-related tasks.
  • Possession of an analytical mindset with the ability to effectively interrogate and interpret data, contributing to informed decision-making.

Nice to haves:

  • Previous experience working in a multi-site environment, demonstrating an understanding of the complexities and nuances involved in managing payroll across diverse locations.
  • Proven expertise in scoping and setting up a new payroll system, showcasing the ability to lead the implementation and integration of innovative solutions.
  • Experience in administering benefits provision, indicating a comprehensive understanding of managing employee benefits and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

What we will offer you:

  • 15 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays. (We’ll be trialling unmetered leave in 2024)
  • Hybrid working (We split our time between our offices and remote working)
  • Tech set-up (MacBook) to ensure you are fully equipped to be successful
  • Agile and flexible working to support and encourage work/life balance
  • Supported Pension Scheme
  • After 3 month’s employment, life assurance at four times salary
  • Private Medical Insurance benefits

Here at Friend MTS, we are dedicated to nurturing and expanding a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are. By embracing the diversity of our people (and future people!) we achieve our best work, together. We ensure that at all stages of our hiring process, your education level, neurodivergence, background, race, religion, colour, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability will not influence your chances for selection.

If you are interested in applying for a role at Friend MTS and need special assistance, please make us aware and we will support you in accommodating this.

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