HR and Payroll Assistant

Hours: Full-Time (37.5hrs per week)

Location: Minstead, New Forest (Outskirts of Totton)

Salary: £21,000 – £24,000 (Depending on qualifications)

Minstead Trust offers great employee benefits:

  • 25 Days Holiday (Pro Rata)
  • A Celebration Day’s Leave for Your Birthday
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Company Pension
  • Sodexo Staff Discounted Benefit Platform
  • Health Care Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Free Parking

Minstead Trust, a leading learning disabilities charity based in the heart of the beautiful New Forest, is offering the opportunity for an HR Assistant to join its small experienced HR Team.

The Trust is over thirty years old and has grown from humble beginnings to become an organisation of over 100 people delivering care to adults with wide-ranging care needs across three counties.

About the job:

We are seeking an experienced, practical and resourceful individual to provide comprehensive HR administration and support to the Company across all aspects of HR and payroll. Working closely with the HR Manager and Assistant to ensure a high quality of HR service is delivered to the business.

Duties include:

  • To manage the monthly and year-end payroll cycle and ensure that reporting is provided to the finance team for journals
  • To update and maintain the payroll and HR system, ensuring accuracy and complying with legislation
  • To support the training of all new employees on the HR & Payroll system
  • Pre-employment screening including references, identity checks, work permits for employees and volunteers and produce staff ID lanyards
  • To verify all employees Driving Details with the DVLA database. To collect and record driving data for new employees and annual checks
  • To add new employees to all benefit providers websites, ensuring that they are aware of the benefits and how they access each
  • To undertake all aspects of the DBS process for employees and volunteers
  • To maintain the HR filing system
  • To administer HR related documentation when required
  • To assist the HR Team in the delivery of new starter induction days
  • To cover the duties of the HR Assistant and the Reception Admin Assistant when required

Education and experience: 

  • Prior management of a payroll package and understanding of integrated HR and time and attendance solutions
  • Previous HR admin experience (CIPD Level 3 preferred)
  • A high level of confidentiality
  • The ability to work accurately, with attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Polite and professional manner
  • The ability to work as part of a team

Due to the nature of this role, a full, valid driving licence is required.

To apply download the application form and return the completed form to

Please contact the HR Department on 02380 812297 if you have any questions. 

All staff working for, or on behalf of Minstead Trust, understand their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding adults at risk and know who to escalate concerns to within Minstead Trust.

Please note that due to changes in government rules on the vaccination status for care providers, all applicants need to be fully vaccinated or have received their first COVID-19 vaccine by 16th September and their second dose by 11 November for an offer of employment to be made.

Due to the nature of this employment sector, your application is subject to a successful Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

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