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ESR and Payroll Manager

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum Inclu Inner London HCAS
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will oversee the delivery of a proficient operational Payroll/ESR service to HR Shared Service clients. This includes timely processing of the ESR Payroll Module weekly and monthly, ensuring accuracy and compliance with statutory, regulatory, and policy standards. They will address and resolve intricate queries and discrepancies, managing over and underpayments efficiently. Additionally, they will engage in effective communication with managers and staff across all levels, providing guidance on complex payroll/ESR matters.

Main duties of the job

Operational Responsibilities

o Delivering an effective and efficient ESR service to the HR Shared Services clients, complying with all relevant statutory regulations and Trust policies, in order to ensure that accurate and timely staff payments are processed and the ESR database remains up to date and reliable.

o Checking reports and analysis and taking appropriate action.

o Responsible for the monitoring of the teams KPI's in accordance with service specifications including response times to pay queries, correspondence, and payroll deadlines.

o Responsible for the management of under/over-payments in accordance with the client's processes and procedures.

o Responsible for ensuring that all changes to legislation and terms and conditions are auctioned in a timely manner.

Education, Development and Improvement Responsibilities

o To fully utilise Information Technology in the application of ESR and the production of the payroll including the ability to fully exploit the use of excel spreadsheets.

o Maintain 'Super user' status for the ESR system including the ability to fully utilise the ESR system and interfacing systems.

o To review and reflect on own work performance and identify development needs through the use of appraisal and personal development plans.

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and wellbeing organisation. Alongside a full range of child and adolescent mental health services and psychological therapies, we have a focus on training and education. We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. Our contribution is distinctive in the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives. We focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of mental wellbeing and the prevention and treatment of mental ill-health.

We make our contribution through:
  • Providing relevant and effective clinical services for children and families, young people and adults, ensuring that those who need our services can access them easily
  • Providing training and education aimed at building an effective and sustainable NHS and social care workforce and at improving public understanding of mental health
  • Undertaking research and consultancy aimed at improving knowledge and practice and supporting innovation
  • Working actively with stakeholders to advance the quality of mental health care, and to advance awareness of the personal, social and economic benefits associated with psychological therapies

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for more details about the roles & responsibilities of the vacancy

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • ECDL
  • GCSE Maths or equivalent



  • In depth knowledge of ESR system
  • In depth knowledge of the IT systems that interface and underpin the ESR system.
  • In depth knowledge of Agenda for Change, Medical and Dental and local terms and conditions of clients
  • In depth knowledge of statutory Government legislation



  • Proven IT skills with the ability to use Microsoft office functionality
  • High level of analytical skills with ability to interrogate data and information



  • Extensive experience within an ESR/Payroll environment.
  • Experience of managing, supporting, developing and motivating staff
  • Experience of implementing change to develop or improve services.

Employer details

Employer name

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


The Tavistock Centre

120 Belsize Lane



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