Payroll Life Cycle Lead. Permanent Full Time - Location Flexible

Life Without Barriers

NSW: Coffs Harbour & North Coast, NSW: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter, NSW: Sydney, QLD: Brisbane, TAS: Hobart, VIC: Melbourne
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About the Organisation

Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians with this unique opportunity to provide both corporate expertise and community support. With a focus on people, not profit, Life Without Barriers’ corporate services team partners with our direct support staff, clients, and their families to ensure we continue our mission to change lives for the better.  If a truly inclusive, collaborative, and fast-paced work environment sounds like your next career move, this is an opening not to be missed.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people, and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.  Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

The Payroll Life Cycle Lead is pivotal in ensuring the efficient processing of employee data related to onboarding, offboarding, employee variations, and position changes across LWB entities nationwide. This role handles the complexity of awards and legislation, particularly concerning long service leave entitlements and state-specific differences. Ensuring accurate and timely payroll processing, the Payroll Life Cycle Lead supervises a team of payroll officers, providing strong leadership, training, and ongoing development while fostering a cohesive, high-performing team culture.

In addition to managing the Life Cycle team, you will play a key role in training initiatives, mentoring activities, performance management, and driving process improvements across payroll operations and projects. Collaborating closely with the Group Payroll Manager and other team leads, you will contribute to strategic enhancements and operational changes aimed at advancing our shared service This is a permanent full-time position with a flexible location.\

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or relevant payroll leadership experience
  • Demonstrated management experience in leading high performing teams and excellence in service delivery.
  • Significant knowledge of relevant legislative and regulatory environment for areas of responsibility i.e. Superannuation, Workers Compensation, tax, Salary packaging and in particular long service leave entitlements across multiple states legislative agencies
  • Demonstrated experience in award and employment contract interpretation.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing advice and support to managers and employees on payroll related matters.
  • Experience working both transactionally and proactively with a focus on continuous improvement.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role). 


  • Join a transforming organisation.
  • Great tax benefits and rostered days off
  • Permanent full time position – location flexible

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 14th July 2024.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.



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