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Meet The Team

PayaCharity are a small and enthusiastic team led by specialists that use their extensive knowledge of the cards industry to break new ground with contactless device technology.

We are excited by the future of contactless payment opportunities in the third sector and are passionate about driving growth of contactless donation box technologies to better help fundraising and charitable organisations.

We are a highly motivated and growing team and we’re always on the lookout for smart, ambitious, people to join us.

Join our team

The Management Team

Bill Thomson
Bill Thomson
Group CEO
Bill has over 22 years experience in the cards and payments industry. A former FD and MD at Barclaycard Business, MD at Payzone and a founder of NetBanx – the UK’s first generally available agnostic online PSP at the outset of e-commerce in the UK
Linda Cook
Linda Cook
Marketing Director
Linda has 30 years of senior level marketing experience at BT, Post Office & Payzone Limited, including 15 years in the specialist billing & payments market. Responsible for proposition development, branding and management of the marketing function.
Mark Mellor
Mark Mellor
Sales Director
Mark has 20 years experience as a Director in both large and small companies. Mark has spent the last 8 years in card payments, including ISO development. He manages the development of key growth sales strategies, tactics and action plans for the business.
Aylin Tavil
Aylin Tavil
Head of Operations
Aylin is the senior head of operations and customer service. She is responsible for all commercial, research, and consulting division operations; global marketing and product implementation for all brands.
Ray Draper
Ray Draper
Head of Risk & Fraud Management
Ray has over 14 years experience at Barclaycard. He manages the reporting Fraud risk profile, ratifying and recommending relevant Fraud Risk management actions and mitigation strategies.

Join our team and make an impact from day one

We are a highly motivated and growing team and we’re always on the lookout for smart, ambitious, people to join us. If you think you can help us strengthen our sales team, improve our products & services, support our IT development activities or contribute to our administration or operations functions, we are keen to hear from you.

We hire based on the potential we see in people, so here, you’ll be trusted to dive right in, take the lead and use your initiative. You’ll be doing meaningful work that takes your career places in the dynamic and ever-changing card payments industry which has been growing consistently for over 50 years!

Our core values include respect, trust and integrity, and these have been crucial to the success of our business and form the cornerstone of our culture.

We work hard, move fast, have fun and enjoy the fact that we are making a difference providing services that are used by thousands of businesses and millions of consumers.

As an employer, we are committed to equality and diversity in the workplace. We strive to create an environment where all staff are treated fairly and decisions on recruitment are based solely on individual merits and abilities, appropriate to the job.

Join us, and you’ll be part of this effort from DayOne. Simply submit a cover note and cv to enquiries@payagroup.co.uk

Latest Vacancies

Business Development Managers

We are looking for self-starters to build the presence of our propositions in the market. We offer a broad range of card services with segmented propositions where appropriate giving you the maximum range of prospects to recruit. The main duties include the promotion and development of our services to recruit both individual customers and relevant distribution partnerships (Trade Associations, Franchises, trader intermediaries and other relevant organisations) for our broad range of card services. Experience is card processing services is not essential. Full training will be provided.

The role reports to the Sales Director. You will be expected to show initiative and an ability to generate your own leads or follow up on prospects in your area.

You can expect to earn a competitive salary commensurate with your sales success.

Please send your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you think you would be suitable for this role.

Apply Today
PHP Developer

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious candidate to become an important member of our team. Scope for personal development and increasing responsibility. To be considered for this role you will need to have good knowledge of the following:


  • At least 12 months PHP, mySQL experience
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Flexible approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptable and able to work alone or as part of a tea


  • E-Commerce
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Laravel
  • Ember JS
  • Experience of AWS
  • Docker
  • Android, IOS development
  • Financial Services
  • Linux administration
  • Operations experience
  • Customer facing experience

The role reports to the Head of IT. You will be expected to show initiative and an ability to take the lead on significant projects.

You can expect to earn a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, including 24 days holiday.

Please send your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you think you would be suitable for this role.

Apply Today

Charity Marketing Manager

PayaCharity has been very successful in delivering contactless & QR code donation services to many UK charities, such as RNLI, British Legion, Marie Curie.

The business has recently acquired Good Thyngs (QR/NFC donations) and the consumer Toucan App. These businesses are all now being pulled together with a stronger focus on the UK Charity sector and we need to hire a dedicated Charity Marketing Manager to effectively deliver compelling on-line content to raise our profile with customers & partners in the UK Charity sector.


The Charity Marketing Manager will be responsible for the growth of the company’s online presence and profile of the business in the Charity sector. The role requires a mix of both strategic direction and hands on work to implement and run successful marketing campaigns.

You will work closely with managers of the business and designer to execute delivery of the companies on-line channels and the products for sale to UK Charities.

You will monitor the effectiveness of effective ROI of all marketing campaigns, web channels and social media platforms.

To meet business goals, you will need to propose and implement optimum ways of delivering marketing content though a mix of internal resource, charity partners and existing on-line content.

The role will be based at the company’s offices in Northampton.


  • Planning, delivering and optimising all digital marketing activity including paid advertising, SEO, Email marketing campaigns and Social Media.
  • Updating company website content and managing the delivery of future re-branding activities.
  • Defining effective ways of promoting the PayaCharity’s products and services including the Toucan consumer App.
  • Development of new product and service propositions and tactical marketing plans.
  • Managing corporate brand identity and market positioning.
  • Growing the online presence of PayaCharity through social media and other digital channels.
  • Managing relationships with any agencies and design resources.
  • Arranging and managing outsourcing of marketing material where applicable.
  • Managing the event calendar and supporting face-to-face & on-line partner and customer sector events.
  • Writing and distributing Charity Press Releases and Blog posts.
  • Regular reporting monthly to Senior Managers.


  • A strong business head and understanding of market fit.
  • Experience of working in the Non-for-Profit sector, understating the needs of Charities in the UK.
  • Experience of effectively using on-line social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Track record of effective AdWords and social media marketing campaigns, re-marketing and search Engine optimisation.
  • In depth knowledge of PPC campaigns and affiliate marketing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills for writing blog posts, emails and Press releases.
  • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking.
  • Degree or CIM is preferred but not required.
This is a rare opportunity to join an ambitious payment technology company that already has an excellent track record processing digital donations for many UK charities. If you are looking for a role with huge potential, then please send your CV to neil@paya.group
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