Pension Manager

Salary Description:
£30, 755 - £35, 000
Location Description:
Gateshead, North East, NE11 0NA
Job Role:
Pension Manager / Director
Employment Type:
Contract Type:
Application Deadline:
Thursday 25th June 2020
12th June 2020
Homes England
Job Ref:


We’re the government’s housing accelerator. We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change. 

Our role is to ensure more people in England have access to better homes in the right places. To make this happen we intervene in the market to get more homes built where they are needed. We accelerate delivery, tackle market failure where it occurs and help to shape a more resilient and diverse housing market. 

Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes.

Would you like to be part of this? First things first - do you share our values? 

Ambitious – We always strive for more and believe in better; Collaborative – We work together to get things done; Commercial – We’re professionals who achieve value for money; Creative – We’re always thinking up new ideas and disrupting the status quo; Diverse – We value everybody as an individual, and in their thoughts and ideas; Learning – We can always do better, share what we know, and admit our mistakes 

Job description 

Working in a team with Chris our Pensions and Rewards Manager, the Pension Manager will play a critical role in the management of pension administration within Homes England. You will be joining our small but passionate team who are committed to making a real positive change in how we administer pension provision. 

Chris is passionate about delivering a first-class customer service, resolving issues informally wherever possible, taking an innovative and creative approach to people issues. Chris also has a passion for sport and enjoys running. 

This is a rare chance to shape the future of pension provision in a fast growing, national organisation that has a real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and a professional Pension Team you will ensure efficient, consistent and effective resolution of pension queries and the have the opportunity to help create new pension processes. 

The role will support the design and delivery of key strategic projects around pension and reward provision. There are some great strategic projects to get involved with and this is an excellent opportunity to balance day to day delivery whilst bringing innovative solutions to pension provision. 


Whilst our day job is to deliver first class customer service to our stakeholders within Homes England’s pension schemes, you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate. 

You'll be comfortable supporting the Pension and Rewards Manager with complex pension issues, aiming to develop a vast knowledge of pension provision. 

You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as an Pension team. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and be able to negotiate and persuade. 

As an experienced pension professional you will have experience managing colleagues and be able to demonstrate you can work with others in a collaborative way as teamwork is important to us. 


Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body with its own terms and conditions, benefits and pension scheme. We are a government agency working in partnership with the private sector and want to employ and retain great people. In return we offer a range of excellent benefits. 
  • Holiday - Homes England offers all staff 33 days annual leave per year in addition to 8 statutory bank holidays. 
  • Working Flexibly - At Homes England we have a strong culture of flexible working and encourage all employees to have a healthy work/life balance. We offer a wide range of potential working patterns, including part time, job share and compressed hours. 
  • Health and Wellbeing - We offer health screening with Nuffield Proactive Health Clinics, a free Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as well as access to Occupational Health. 
  • Professional Development - At Homes England we are committed to your continued professional and personal development with learning as one of our core values. We pay for one job-related professional membership subscription per year for our employees.
  • We also offer an excellent range of family friendly benefits, for example, maternity, paternity, shared parental leave. 

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. 

Selection process details 

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date. The interview will consist of a range of questions around competencies, strengths/values and job specific questions. In terms of preparation, it is advised that you read and refer to the Job Description and Person specification. It is also valuable for you to spend some time reading our Strategic Plan which will give you an overview of the organisation and our values.  

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

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