Payroll

New Starters

Congratulations on your appointment and welcome to the University of Bath.

Check List

  1. Return your signed contract - To HR/JobLink along with any relevant documentation they requested on your appointment.  This will then be kept, securely, in your personnel file.
  2. Supply bank details - We operate a BACS payment system so we will need UK bank account details to set you up on our payroll system, unfortunately we can not pay into any foreign bank accounts and only pay in pounds sterling. 
  3. Supply tax information - Ensure you have given the payroll office your P45 from your previous employer or completed a P46 form if it is your first job since the beginning of the current tax year.
  4. Give your personal Details - Please provide us with as much information about you as possible for contact purposes, as well as HMRC and DWP queries. For example, Date of birth, UK home address, National Insurance number.

Information for all new starters

We pay all employees on a monthly basis via BACS.

Pay day is the 25th of each month unless it falls on a weekend.

The payment covers the entire calendar month e.g. 1st - 31st, even though we are paid on 25th.

A list of pay days can be found on our deadlines page.

Your payslip will always go to your department, not your home address. If you work off campus, you will have to arrange with your department to post them to you.

When you been added the payroll, you are given a payroll number that can be found on person finder with your contact details and new position title.

Payslips can be viewed online once they have been processed, using Employee Self Service (ESS).

You can use this service to correct or update addresses and contact details so that we can contact you with important information.

You should have a national insurance number in order to work within the UK. If you need to apply for you we have information on how you can do that on our National Insurance information page.

Hourly paid/ Variable hours staff for HR and JobLink

As soon as you have received your contract of appointment it needs to be signed and returned by the date stated in your appointment letter. This must be done before commencing work at the university.

When you start your new post you should familiarise yourself with your department and colleague's roles so that you are aware of who can sign timesheets and query issues on your behalf.

All Hourly paid/variable hours staff need to complete timesheets for work completed. A timesheet is included with your contract.

What we will do

When we receive your starter information from HR or joblink we attached your bank details, tax informaton and position to the payroll.

This action will automatically generate a payroll number for you.

We can then add your timesheets to your record and calculate your salary to be paid on the 25th.