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Kent Fire & Rescue Service is a customer focused service working to keep more than 1.8 million people safe across Kent and Medway.
We are looking to appoint a Pensions Manager who will be responsible for providing a sound understanding of pension legislative matters and their relevant application, in order to advise and support the Authority in making effective decisions regarding pension matters.
The role will work alongside Finance and Human Resources and be responsible for the delivery of in-house pension management, internal communications of pension related information and will lead on pension related projects to implement changes to regulations and legislation. In addition they will manage the contract of our outsourced pension administrators and act as the main liaison with a range of external advisors and specialists, including the Local Government Association.
The successful applicant must have good practical knowledge and experience of pension administration including ill health retirements, pension appeals processes and pension boards. This role will lead on the project to implement recent pension tribunal remedies and must therefore have excellent project management skills.
It is recognised that the successful applicant will most likely need to familiarise themselves with the Firefighter Pension Schemes but with a good knowledge and understanding of defined benefit pension schemes it is if felt that this will not be difficult. A good practical understanding of the Local Government Pension Scheme would also be beneficial.
The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate an ability to develop customer focused service improvement and have experience in delivering pension training. They must demonstrate excellent knowledge in pay and pension legislation and be part or fully qualified in a recognised pension’s qualification or have pension management experience at a senior level.
In Kent we like to encourage our employees to work flexibly. Although corporate teams are mainly based in Maidstone, we will equip and support the successful applicant to work across different work locations and/or at home.
Please complete an online application form and submit a CV with reference to the provided job description and person specification, by 23:59 hours on 11 April 2021. However, if you require the application form in another format, please contact the HR Operations Team on 01622 692121 Ext. 2381.
Interviews for this post will be held on 5 May 2021.