Full Time

Staff Planning & Payroll Assistant


Staff Planning & Payroll Assistant required for Chelmsford Racecourse


To support the payroll processes of the organisation to ensure the accurate and timely payment of employees. To work with the department heads to ensure that the correct staff resource is rostered and booked according to the business requirements within budget.


Assisting in the preparation and processing of payroll for employees

Maintaining and updating employee records including tax and other relevant information.

Verify timekeeping records and consult employees about any discrepancies

Record payroll data in software systems and cross-check it against timesheets and schedules

Answer staff queries regarding payroll and resolve any payroll errors

Prepare reports for upper management, finance department and auditors

Maintain confidentiality and security of employee and company payroll information

Manage the payroll mailbox

Work with the department heads to plan staff resources for all events and functions within budget

Ensure all rota’s are uploaded into the time and attendance system

Monitor staff clocking’s to ensure accuracy and action any system exceptions.

Communicating with staff on shift availability & confirming allocated shifts. Dealing with any cancellations to ensure sufficient shift cover

Other payroll and planning duties as directed by the Chief Operating Officer or the Management Accountant.


Proven experience as a payroll assistant or related role

Strong excel skills.

Strong numerical aptitude and attention to detail

Ability to handle confidential information.

Understanding payroll practices and related tax and legal obligations.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


Highly motivated with the ability to multi-task and work independently.

Analytical mind with excellent communication and presentation skills.

Excellent attention to detail and quality of all work produced.

Solutions-focused with a “can do” attitude.

Team Player


Able to work outside normal office hours as required, including evenings, weekends and public holidays


Full training will be given to the post holder to help them fulfil their duties. Great Leighs Estates Limited is committed to promoting an environment of training, learning and continuous professional development for all employees. We recognise that this is essential to providing a high-quality service which meets the needs and expectations of our clients, stakeholders and staff alike.

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