Pensions Career crossroads? Career jump up to no 2? Career jump down to no 2? A role that offers succession planning or alternately the option of retirement wind down? 5 days per week or maybe just 4? Two days only in the London office per week or a variety of site talk locations? Better salary great benefits and more holiday? Day-to-day work and projects? Meet members and make a difference? Make the role my own?... Are you asking yourself these types of questions when seeking your next career move? If yes, you will be very pleasantly surprised to hear this newly created occupational pension’s in-house role offers the lot!
As this is a newly created role our client is happy for the title to fit the successful person. You might be someone who has been a Pensions Manager and just wants one last role until retirement and a step down or across, or you might be ready for that step up into a Deputy Manager role, eager to learn and eventually be in a number one slot yourself. Our client really has a very open mind about your background and experience level as long as it is enough to undertake the basic role and go from there… You just need to be a very good people person, who enjoys member communication, is able to join the Pensions Manager on site visits when required, and participate in talks and educational lectures to members on pension’s provision, which is not everyone’s cup of tea, but will form a small percentage of this role.
The role will report to the Director of Pensions and provide support to them (and some other areas internally) on the day-to-day outsourced pensions administration and governance of the scheme. You will need proven defined benefit pensions experience and the ability to deliver key compliance requirements and projects. This will be achieved by implementing elements of the scheme’s pension strategy and ensuring the smooth running of day-to-day operations.
The role will provide support to the scheme and its Trustees, working with scheme advisers, particularly their third-party administrator and investment managers. Working closely with the Director of Pensions to ensure that the governance framework of the Scheme’s pension arrangements is maintained and developed, monitoring and completing daily, monthly and annual pension scheme governance tasks, alongside key projects, including production of annual report & accounts, triennial valuation, GMP equalisation, and Pensions Dashboard.
Our client is happy to consider someone who wants to work 5 or 4 days per week, but 2 days ideally will to be in the office/with scheme advisors in the City (or out at a site on occasional talk days).
For a full Job Profile about this role, to apply, or for a formal/informal discussion please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07747 800740.
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