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Peer Support Leader Guide: PSL Pay

This guide is designed for our Peer Support Leaders to contain all the information they require to carry out their role, including key contacts, the process for the observations and how to claim their pay.

Peer Support Leader Pay

New Process

The timesheet for payment needs to be downloaded from PAL Central and typed (please do not print and write on them).

It should be one calendar month per timesheet – even if you have one date for the previous month, this requires a new form for that month!

You must complete another form with all details if you run out of space.

Once you have completed the form please email it to the PAL team: paltimesheets@bournemouth.ac.uk (use this email if you have any queries).

To change your address or bank details please contact HR: hrenquiries@bournemouth.ac.uk

If you are a Tier 4 (international) student, the pay claims process differ slightly as you are required to complete a different form, which HR should supply you with. The same still applies that you should submit one pay claim per month. 

Pension Information

You will be automatically enrolled into the the Local Government Pension Scheme and will contribute from your first day of employment.


If you want to opt-out of the pension scheme, an opt-out form is available from http://www.yourpension.org.uk/Dorset/In-the-Scheme/Publications.aspx (Forms, Guides and Factsheets section).

Please note: you cannot sign and date the opt-out form until, at the earliest, the first day of membership of the scheme, and, by law BU may not provide you with the opt-out form. You will need to send this form to the following address:

Bournemouth University Payroll

Melbury House,

1-3 Oxford Road,

Bournemouth,

BH8 8ES

For general information about pensions and saving for retirement please visit www.direct.gov.uk/workplacepensions. Pension information is available in the BU staff handbook and website, and if you have any questions please email pensions@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Link to Download Forms

You can download the PAL Pay claim form here.

Once completed, please email the claim to paltimesheets@bournemouth.ac.uk in Excel format.

We recommend you retain a copy of your pay claim for your own records.

How do I complete my pay claim form?

Please don't worry if you are struggling to complete your pay claim form! You can find a downloadable example here of a completed form with information on how to fill in each field.

Tax Information

If you have any concerns regarding tax on your PAL Pay - for example, you think you are being taxed too much - please direct all tax-related queries to Payroll@bournemouth.ac.uk who will be able to advise.

The Central PAL Team authorise the PAL pay claims but do not process your payslips, pension or tax.

Deadline

The deadline for pay claim forms is the 1st of each month.

Pay forms that are submitted late will not be approved until the following deadline.

You will be paid 1 month in arrears (e.g. your September hours will be paid at the end of October) to allow the Central PAL Team and Payroll time to process the high volume of claims received.

Pay Rate for PAL Leaders 2020-21

The pay rate for your observations will be £11.02 per hour, mirroring the National Living Wage for Student Leaders at BU. This has been endorsed by the Student Work on Campus Steering Group in March 2019 and is in use with all student PAL roles.

You will be paid 1.5 hours for each observation (to include time for your verbal and written feedback).

 

Post and Employee Numbers

You will receive an email with your Employee Number and Post Number. You will need to include these in every pay claim you submit.

If you have not received your Employee or Post Number by the time you come to claim your pay, please contact PAL@bournemouth.ac.uk.