Senior Pension Administrator

Salary Description:
£Competitive + Benefits
Location Description:
Job Role:
Pensions Administration Manager, Pensions Administrator
Employment Type:
Contract Type:
Application Deadline:
1st February 2024
Barnett Waddingham
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We are recruiting for a Senior Pension Administrator for our Guildford Office.

The Pension Administration Business Area provides a broad range of services to trustees of UK occupational pension schemes such as DB, DC, CARE and cash balance. These services include:-

  • Benefit administration
  • Pensioner payroll
  • Administration consulting services
  • Scheme governance and trustee secretarial
  • Bespoke one off projects
  • Cash handling and preparing draft accounts
  • PPF assessment administration services
  • Data audits and data cleansing
  • Specialist roles


  • Managing a portfolio of clients as well as managing projects to ensure all deadlines and budgets are met.
  • Checking manual and computer generated benefit calculations for accuracy and checking updates to the member database.
  • Undertaking a proactive client facing role which will involve attending client meetings and communicating with clients, their members and advisors.
  • Assisting with promoting our admin services and systems to existing and potential new clients.
  • Checking cash handling functions, liaising with the bank and investment managers as appropriate.
  • Checking client pensioner payrolls, including calculation of net pay and arranging payments.
  • Liaising with authorities including DWP, HMRC, The Pensions Regulator and the Information Commissioner.
  • Deputising for the Team Leader as agreed and delegating where appropriate.

 A strong background in DB pension administration is essential with experience of a full range of pension events is essential.


  • Ideally you'll have a relevant degree, Certificate in Pension Calculations or progress with other PMI examinations. 
  • A strong background in DB pension administration is essential

Here is a summary of our benefits: 

  • Competitive discretionary annual bonus 
  • Life assurance (4x up to 10x)
  • Group income protection up to 65% of salary
  • Private medical cover from Day One
  • 25 days holiday per year and up to 30 days with holiday trading
  • Generous pension scheme (we contribute 8%)
  • Sports Allowance – we pay up to 50% of your gym/sports membership (up to £50 pm)
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Complimentary fresh fruit, hot and cold drinks in all our offices
  • Paid volunteering day per year as a commitment to our Corporate Social Investment
  • Support your favourite charity with the "Give as You Earn" option
  • Match-funding for individuals raising money for a recognised charity
  • Corporate social investment programme 
  • Funded training and professional development 
  • Lots of clubs, sporting events, social, cultural and belief groups across our offices 
  • Tech scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Health assessments
  • Subsidised Dental cover
  • Subsidised Critical illness cover
  • Subsidised extension of private medical cover or life assurance to family members
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Subsidised Travel insurance
  • Broad range of cash back offers and discounts at hundreds of retailers including supermarkets, fitness centres, travel and leisure companies


If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition, or individual need, which you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make adjustments to our processes to enable you a fair opportunity to showcase your skills.

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