Westover Support

Our Accounts, IT, Health and Safety, Marketing, HR and Maintenance teams are full of highly qualified and experienced individuals who do a fantastic job of supporting all of our sites in the day to day running of the business as well as championing strategies for business improvement. Their expertise is fully utilised by all of the dealership management teams and each department is rapidly expanding in line with business growth.

Current Roles Available:

Group Payroll Manager

We are looking to recruit a Group Payroll Manager for our busy centralised function based in Charminster, Bournemouth.

Reporting to the Group Finance Director and Group HR Operations Director, your main aim is to ensure that the monthly payroll is effectively and accurately processed on time. This role is an integral part of our business, it requires a hands-on approach to all aspects of Payroll.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Monthly analysis spreadsheets to be updated, extensive Excel work required to support the Kpay database functionality
  • Responsibility of our pension scheme payments to our provider Scottish Widows
  • Answer employees pay queries to also include those from HMRC
  • Support the checking of a high volume of commission, bonus and overtime data to ensure it is accurately inputted into the payroll database system including Sales Advisors enhanced holiday pay rate
  • Upload RTI file
  • Managing a team of two, one Payroll Administrator and one Payroll Advisor
  • Despatch payslips across all 28 locations securely and on time
  • Import tax codes from HMRC online
  • Set up new starters and calculate pay, including annual holiday
  • Process leavers including producing P45 documentation, checking of holiday, bonus and commission figures
  • Considerable project work to support the development of this busy function, to include the implementation of a consistent data collection process across Group
  • Development of the Payroll procedures for the Advisor and Administrator to follow
  • Working closely with the HR team

You will possess;

  • Excellent understanding of Tax and National Insurance with the ability to perform manual calculations
  • Solid Payroll legislation knowledge
  • Strong people management skills
  • Understanding of employment law including, maternity and paternity pay
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to set monthly deadlines
  • Confident communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy, database and advanced Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Good knowledge of Pensions and specifically Auto Enrolment
  • Payroll Qualification IPPM and continuing professional development

Hours;

Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:30, 1 hour lunch

If you think you possess the necessary skills and experience then please submit your C.V with a short letter of introduction and your salary expectations to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



HR Administrator

In order to support successful company growth, the Westover Group are adding to their existing HR team. We are looking to appoint a HR Administrator to join our busy, centralised department based in Charminster, Bournemouth.

Working alongside the Senior HR Administrator and HR Advisor your role will include the following responsibilities;

  • Completing offer letters, contracts of employment and change of terms and conditions letters within the appropriate timescales.
  • Responsible for setting up all new starter - personnel files ahead of all appropriate and up to date documentation to be obtained within the first month of employment. This includes, referencing of new starters in accordance with HR procedures. Typically 200 new starters are recruited annually.
  • Responsible for current non British employees to be tracked regularly, to ensure their visas are current and work permit checked to ensure legislative requirements are met.
  • Responsible for employee leaver’s administration being processed in line with HR procedures.
  • Liaising closely with our Payroll Department.
  • Responsible for booking of attendees onto our Induction programme held every Monday morning and informing Group Managers weekly of starters, leavers, transfers and temps via email.
  • Responsible for updating the HR database with employee information, ensuring accurate data at all times.
  • Responsible for processing and logging all CV’s, forwarding to Directors, Managers and responding to applicants appropriately.
  • Responsible for setting up of interviews for all Managers and Directors upon request.
  • Liaising with our ‘preferred supplier list’ of recruitment agencies and Managers to fill permanent and temporary roles.
  • Responsible for arranging weekly, temporary staff as and when required.
  • Responsible for ensuring the company recruitment page of the website is updated daily by adding or removing vacancies as required. Frequently uploading roles onto jobs boards.

Ideally you will have worked within a HR department for at least two years, and have a desire to continue your career within this generalist HR Administration role.

Hours

8:30am - 5:30pm, 1 hour for lunch

If you think you possess the necessary skills then please send your CV with a short letter of introduction and your salary expectations to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



Payroll Advisor

Our busy Group Payroll department are looking to appoint a third member of the team to ensure in excess of 700 employees are paid across our 28 locations in Dorset and Wiltshire.

Reporting to the Payroll Manager, you will be based at our Head Office in Charminster, Bournemouth.The hours of this permanent position are 40 per week – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm 1 hour lunch

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Effectively process all workflow ensuring all relevant data has been collated
  • Accurately update monthly analysis spreadsheets
  • Assist with the coordination of pension scheme payments to provider
  • Answer employees queries including those from HMRC
  • Input commission, bonus and overtime data accurately into payroll system
  • Upload RTI file, if required to deputise for Payroll Manager
  • Despatch payslips across all locations
  • Import tax codes from HMRC online
  • Set up new starters and calculate pay
  • Process leavers including producing P45 documentation
  • Filing

Ideally you will possess;

  • A solid understanding of Tax and National Insurance with ability to perform manual calculations
  • Good Payroll legislation knowledge
  • Understanding of employment law including maternity and paternity pay
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to monthly deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy, database and Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of Pensions legislation
  • Enjoy working within a small team on all aspects of the Payroll function

If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction then please send your CV with a short letter of introduction and your salary expectations to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



Marketing Assistant

We are recruiting for a Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing Team and the Heads of Business at various franchise locations across Dorset & Wiltshire.

The Role:

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join the dedicated Westover Marketing Team based in Ferndown, Dorset. Reporting to the Head of Marketing you will need to work well within a team environment, show excellent acumen, communications skills and time keeping. At times you will need to be able to work alone with direction from your peers. The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic with a passion to learn and grow within the business and have the ability to converse with people comfortably at all levels.

There will be plenty of opportunity to grow within the business as this role evolves.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating rich content in the specified tone of voice, updating both Group and Manufacture websites ensuring that standards are maintained at all times
  • SEO, tagging, benchmarking and reporting website results
  • Setting up, maintaining and running PPC/ Adwords/ Retargeting and GDN campaigns
  • Digital content planning and implementation inline with planned social media strategies – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram
  • Creating digital ads and EDM’s in HTML
  • Attending and supporting the output of Quarterly marketing meetings
  • You will also work closely with our Digital and Traditional Media agencies
  • To be a success in this role you will possess:

  • Excellent organisation skills and be able to manage multiple priorities
  • Good I.T. skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Advanced knowledge in Photoshop
  • The ability to write HTML and CSS using Dreamweaver
  • An understanding of website development
  • Experience of both offline and online marketing
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • An interest and understanding in the Automotive industry would be preferred although not essential.

    Hours:

    Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.00pm with a one hour lunch. At times you maybe required to work weekends to support the needs of the business.

    A full clean driving licence is essential and use of a company car will be available during business hours to enable travel across Dorset and Wiltshire as and when required.

    In return you will receive coaching from the Marketing Team and Management to support your knowledge of the Industry and to understand how Westover Group operates.

    Benefits:

    You will receive a competitive salary and great benefits including:

  • 22 days annual leave, rising to 24, after 5 years and 26 after 10 years continuous service with the Group
  • Opportunity to join the company pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Discounts on new vehicle, used vehicle, service and parts purchases
  • Please include your salary expectations when applying.

    If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction then please send your CV with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk




    Trainee Accounts Clerk

    Westover Group has a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Accounts Clerk to join their team in Wallisdown

    The Role

    Our Accounts Department is a centralised function that is responsible for working with the operational teams in all our dealerships across Dorset and Wiltshire. Reporting the Group Retail Finance Director, you will be responsible for supporting the team with all day to day duties whilst gaining exposure to a number of different processes and procedures to help develop your accounting knowledge and skill set.

    With continual expansion, the department offers excellent long term opportunities and full study support for a professional accounting qualification will be offered to the right candidate.

    Responsibilities:

    • Processing purchase invoices
    • Supporting existing purchase ledger team with registering invoices
    • Downloading and distributing manufacturer and other supplier documents
    • Archiving and filing
    • Providing support and assistance to the whole accounts department for holiday and sickness cover

    To be a success in the role, you will possess:

    • Excellent numeracy skills. Previous experience in an accounts department is not essential but would be advantageous
    • Experience of managing a busy and varied workload
    • Good time management, organisational and administrative skills
    • Enthusiasm and drive to learn and develop
    • Excellent IT skills with a good knowledge of excel

    Hours:

    Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

    Benefits:

    You will receive a competitive salary and great benefits including:

    • 22 days annual leave, rising to 24 (after 5 years) and 26 (after 10 years) continuous service with Group;
    • Opportunity to join the company pension scheme and Life Assurance;
    • Discounts on new vehicle, used vehicle, service and parts purchases;

    If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction, then please send your C.V with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



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