About Us

Our Team

Payroll People Solutions are a team of well qualified and experienced HR, Payroll, Pension and Health & Safety advisors and administrators, situated in Oldbury, West Midlands.

The PPS team currently has over 40 full-time and part-time staff delivering HR, Payroll, Pension and Health & Safety services providing services direct to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Sandwell schools.

Management Structure

Vivek Krishnakumar – HR Transactional Operations Manager


Vivek is working as an Operations Manager for HR Transactional Services team and currently look after the teams including HR Admin, HR Helpdesk, Payroll, Reconciliation, HR Systems and Pensions teams. As a member of HR Senior Leadership Team, Vivek will be supporting the Head of HR Advice and Operations in the design and provision of a flexible and responsive HR advice service and fit for purpose Payroll function that supports the delivery of the Council’s Corporate Plan


Dawn Addis – Recruitment and HR Administration Manager

Dawn is both CIPD qualified and has a CIPP qualification in Payroll Practice. Having worked within the Sandwell Schools HR Administration team for over 15 years, Dawn has gained valuable experience at all operational levels, and now has the responsibility for management of the function. She has gained a wide range of knowledge and experience in many areas, including recruitment & selection, employment clearance checks, contracts of employment and Local Government/Teachers conditions of service.  Most recently Dawn has also taken over responsibility for the management of the PPS Templink temporary worker recruitment agency and our Umbrella DBS service.


Peter Parkes – Payroll Manager

Pete is a CIPP qualified Payroll professional with over 30 years Payroll knowledge and experience in the Public Sector, including Local Government, Teachers and NHS conditions of service.

Darron Evans – HR Consultancy Manager 

Darron is an associate member of the CIPD and has over 25 years service working in various HR consultancy roles. He is highly experienced in all Human Resources issues and is committed to delivering the right outcomes for our clients.

Kate Phillips – Pensions Manager

Kate has been with Sandwell for 7 years and is CIPP accredited. Having always worked in customer focused roles previous to Sandwell MBC she is experienced in handling a variety of situations and prides herself in customer service. Administering the Local Government, Teachers Pensions, NEST and NHS pension schemes committed to supporting all clients both past and present.


Sean Harrington – HR Systems and Development Manager

Sean is a CIPP qualified payroll professional with over 30 years experience working for Sandwell MBC in variety of Payroll and HR roles. Very experienced in the maintenance and development of HR systems, his key responsibilities include the processing and production of all payrolls and ensuring that the PPS system remains fully compliant with current legislation. Sean is also responsible for the provision of  second line support to Oracle HRMS users, and the provision of management information in a variety of formats. Winner of an Innovation award for the implementation of Oracle Self Service.

Terry Hassall (CMIOSH) – Health & Safety Manager

Terry is a very experienced Health & Safety professional who has performed a variety of Health & Safety roles within local government going back to 2002. During this time, Terry has spent six years providing Health and Safety advice, support and guidance specifically to schools.

As a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Terry is passionate about his role and all matters concerning Health & Safety.

Taking a pragmatic approach, Terry and his team can be relied upon to give clients qualified and competent advice in regard of all Health & Safety matters, aiming to lessen the burden placed on the client, and managing any related risk.

Terry supports a culture of knowledge sharing and learning, both within his team and with the clients he provides Health & Safety services to; and so, a range of Health & Safety training courses will be offered to clients with a view to raising Health & Safety standards within all client organisations.

Robina Dangerfield – HR Partner

Robina is the manager responsible for delivering HR Frontline services which include HR Helpdesk and HR Administration (council). She has over 35 years’ experience of working in HR and is the UK Visa and Immigration Authorising officer for Sandwell.
Having started her career in the Payroll Department and then moving into HR she has carried out a variety of roles enabling her to gain a wide range of experience covering many areas of HR, Payroll and Project Management. She has an in-depth knowledge of business objectives and strategies that align with HR programs and policies.

Robina is a CIPP qualified Payroll professional as well as holding Payroll Administration, Customer Service and Prince 2 qualifications.

Beverley Tinker – HR Reconciliation and Payments Manager

Bev has over 20 years’ experience within Transactional Services. She manages the Reconciliation and Payments Team where they reconcile and process payments on behalf of SMBC and Schools.
The Team operates independently from Payroll to ensure protocol and audit responsibilities are maintained. Key responsibilities on the team are Payrolls BACS, 3rd Party Payments, balancing of files to HMRC, Invoice payments, Service Level agreements, Maintaining the Family Pooling Scheme and much more.

Beverley Tinker – Manager
Danielle Hawthorne – Senior Officer
Diane Keeley, Lisa Roberts and Joanne Morgan – Reconciliation and Payments Specialist

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