Criminal Justice Payroll.


Payroll explained

Paying you accurately, on time, every time is our priority. Therefore, we have invested into technology to make tracking and submitting your timesheets as easy as possible.

Electronic timesheets

Most of our candidates use our cloud-based password-protected online system. By avoiding the use of paper timesheets, you can clearly track the status of your timesheet and ensure your correct hours reach us immediately.

When you are paid

The timesheet week runs from a Monday to Sunday and you are paid weekly in arrears on the following Friday. Please note, payment will only go through on time if your timesheet is approved by 11am on a Wednesday.

Your payroll options

To help you make your choice between PAYE, PSC and Umbrella, we have created some key information downloads that give you a clear overview of the typical take home pay you would expect to receive, who your employer is, your employment rights and benefits and frequency of pay. We also provide an example pay scenario.

Pay as you earn (PAYE)

Please ensure you either provide us with a P45 or complete a P46 as soon as possible to avoid paying more tax than necessary.

If you cannot produce a P45 or P46 when you commence employment with us, you will be taxed on a week one basis until we receive an update from HMRC of your correct tax code.

Annual leave

Annual holiday entitlement is 28 days including public holidays. Your holiday year will begin on the start date of your first assignment and run for 12 months from that date; or in subsequent years, with the anniversary of that date.

All holidays must be taken in the holiday year in which they accrue and cannot be carried over. Applications for holiday must be requested through your Sanctuary Criminal Justice recruitment consultant or payroll team.

Working Time Regulations

Your safety and the safety of those you support is paramount to us. It is vital that you work in accordance with the Working Time Regulations and its limits on working hours.

Please note that this only applies if you did not sign the agreement to opt out of the 48-hour week limit in section 15 of the application form. You may terminate this agreement at any time by giving us four weeks written notice.

For further information on working time regulations, please ask your Sanctuary Criminal Justice recruitment consultant.

How do you get in touch with the Sanctuary payroll team?

If you have any queries regarding the payment process, contact your individual consultant.

For queries related to a specific payment, please call our payroll team on 0333 7000 020 or email them on