Payroll & HR Assistant

Pay Range: £23,773 - £28,884 p.a. (Thurrock Grade D)
Start Date: Immediately
Contract Type: 37 hours a week; 41 weeks a year (term-time plus 3 weeks)
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 03/01/2022

We are pleased to be recruiting a Payroll and HR Assistant to our growing Multi Academy Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to join our centralised HR team.  We are looking for someone with drive and passion to be part of our comprehensive, proactive, flexible and robust payroll and HR service ensuring that we continue to provide the very best educational opportunities for all students. The post will be based at the Trust’s head office located at William Edwards School and may occasionally involve working across our academies in Thurrock and Havering.

You will have proven payroll experience ideally within an education setting.  You will also have knowledge of payroll and HR systems, with experience of Civica (Carval) being desirable. You will either hold or be working towards a professional qualification with the CIPP and/or CIPD with excellent maths and English skills.



This is an exciting time to join SWECET, which was established in 2015 with the belief that every young person in our community needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.  Our colleagues are critical to achieving this vision and securing the best futures for our young people.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

  • The support of an experienced HR Director;
  • A supportive and friendly work environment;
  • Becoming part of a growing organisation;
  • Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression;
  • Competitive salaries;
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A health and wellbeing package;
  • A two week October half term; and
  • Reduced gym membership at a Trust school.


If you have the skills and experience we are looking for and would relish the opportunity to be part of our central HR team, we look forward to hearing from you.  If you would like a conversation with our HR Director about this exciting opportunity, please contact us on: [email protected] / 01375 4860000.


 South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.