Senior Pensions Consultant, Analytics Consulting

Salary Description:
Location Description:
London, Amersham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow
Job Role:
Pensions Administration Manager, Pensions Consultant
Employment Type:
Contract Type:
Application Deadline:
3rd May 2022
Barnett Waddingham
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Are you a Consultant, Data Scientist, Programmer, Analyst, Developer or similar with expertise in R?

We are free from any external stakeholders, allowing us to take a long-term view with all our clients and giving us the freedom to bring fresh ideas to the table, unobstructed. We call this free thinking. It is in our DNA. Our primary focus continues to be providing the personal, quality, tailored approach that has driven our success and has led to our high level of client retention. We seek to build stable and long-term partnerships with clients, supported by our low staff turnover thanks to our ongoing investment in our experts and our unique culture. We aim to continue our growth by recruiting talented and committed individuals that have the desire to learn and develop. We strive to employ staff who share our values and can bring special skills - enhancing the service that we provide to our clients.

We are seeking a Senior Consultant - Analytics Consulting, within Employer Consulting to report to the Head of Management Decision Analytics. This is a permanent position and will be worked under our SmartWorking framework where you will share your time between the office and home. This role can be based at any office with flexible hybrid home-working.

About Management Decision Analytics at Barnett Waddingham

We give our clients:

  • Trust that they have the right information and insights
  • Confidence that they are making the right choices for the right reasons
  • Courage to act and deliver the change
  • Convincing communications that are clear and persuasive to engage and commit the organisation

Management Decision Analytics (MDA) is our name for this proposition. MDA is a strategic priority for our firm. We recently established this function to bring structure and focus to many of the activities we were already doing. We are building on our firm’s strengths, including over 1,400 colleagues, over 30 years of growth, and our robust governance and proven record to handle large volumes of personal data in our pensions business. We have the infrastructure to support our clients integrating, analysing and visualising their data within weeks. We understand compliance and risk, and we have the governance and regulated status, to do so securely.

What kind of work do we do?

We have worked with a wide variety of businesses, each with its own challenges, and the projects we have undertaken have been diverse. All have quickly and cost effectively delivered meaningful, previously unknown, insights from which tangible actions have been taken without large infrastructure builds or costs.

Most of our work currently fall into one of these categories:

  • Consulting projects for clients to create positive business outcomes by making sense of diverse, incomplete and ambiguous data
  • Transforming data science capabilities for clients, including creating best-practice processes, skills-transfer to teams, tools and infrastructure, cloud migration, and more
  • Ongoing services for clients to support or run part of their data science capabilities
  • Internal tools to make our firm more productive, profitable and a better place to work


Management decision analytics is a strategic priority for our firm with great growth prospects. We now want to recruit to provide technical leadership, focus and structure of our capabilities, and to help us grow the business. This is a great opportunity if you want to be instrumental in building a new business. You will have the opportunity to be truly entrepreneurial but with the backing of a strong firm with a terrific reputation and an enviable talent pool. You will have a small existing client base who are enthusiastic advocates of what we do. You will have the support of the entire firm. The rulebook is open for us to write. Join us if you truly want to make a difference, grow yourself, build the team, and develop the business. We are committed to continuous learning and offer strong support for training and development, depending on your level, needs, and ambitions.

You will become a subject matter expert on our technical capabilities, currently R with a curated set of packages deployed in Azure. You will be excited for the opportunity to develop your technical skills to become one of our recognised leaders and evangelists for the productivity, robustness and other benefits that using these tools can bring. You will actively develop our processes, templates and working practices that define “the Barnett Waddingham way” of efficiently delivering data projects. You will be enthusiastic about developing skills and capabilities for all colleagues across the firm. You will be involved in all stages of pre-sales, delivery and client relationship management.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead technical implementation of client and internal projects
  • Significant contributor on broader multi-discipline projects
  • Designing and developing our frameworks, processes, templates and working practices for delivering analytical projects and data products
  • Provide internal leadership for analytics and data science across the firm
  • Motivating and managing team members on projects where teams are usually assembled from across the firm
  • Actively promoting the firm’s services to generate demand, including through thought-leadership pieces
  • Significantly contributing to proposals and other business development activities
  • Any other reasonable task as advised from time-to-time
  • Support, Implement and Maintain Information Security procedures and activities in accordance to Barnett Waddingham’s Information Security Policy

The above is intended to describe the general nature and responsibilities of the role and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities of employees in this role

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