Services we sell

Payroll services

We offer an efficient payroll solution which caters for a variety of sectors, from local authorities to schools and academies.

Proof of our expertise, we currently provide a comprehensive payroll service for over 48,000 employees – with Essex Shared Services (ESS), there are no hidden extras and we continuously review our performance to improve customer service: 90% of our customers agreed that the service had met or exceeded expectations.

Built on our Education knowledge base, the ESS payroll product includes all the reporting and statutory returns, pension returns, payslips and payments to third parties, as well as a fully managed transition to our services from your current provider.

What our customers say about us

Heather Baines, St Osyth’s School, Clacton said:

“Wow, what a relief…it’s not often that anyone offers to lift burdens from us these days…A huge, huge thank you.”

Pat Clements, The Columbus School, Chelmsford said:

“Many thanks for all your help this year. I really appreciate it. We try not to make life too difficult for you, but you make our lives a whole lot easier!”

Disclosure Barring Service

Essex County Council owns and operates Essex Disclosure Service an umbrella organisation that manages the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checking process on behalf of companies, ensuring that all legal requirements are met.

Essex Disclosure Service provides expert advice and information, identifying your company requirements and employee CRB eligibility, and managing the entire checking process from start to finish on your company’s behalf. To find out more about the CRB checks service visit our website.

Other services we provide

Wellbeing Service leaflet (PDF, 126KB)

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