Experienced LGPS Pensions Administrators (Hybrid or Remote)

Salary Description:
Competitive salary DOE
Location Description:
Remote/ Hybrid Working with 2 days in Preston, Lancashire
Job Role:
Pensions Administration Manager, Pensions Administrator
Employment Type:
Full-time
Contract Type:
Permanent
Application Deadline:
31st May 2024
Posted:
3rd May 2024
Recruiter:
Local Pensions Partnership Administration (LPPA)
Job Ref:
Ops 424 - 1

Experienced LGPS Pensions Administrators (Hybrid or Remote)

Remote/Hybrid Working with 2 days in Preston, Lancashire
Fully Home working contracts will be considered for candidates living 50+ miles from our offices in Preston.
Salary DOE, 37 hours a week

A glance at the role:

We have the opportunity for Experienced Pensions Administrators to join us on a full time, permanent basis. You will have a background in LGPS (or solid experience in Defined Benefits) and we are particularly interested in experience in Bereavements, Police and Fire, Transfers or Retirements. 

Other organisations may call this Senior Pensions Administrator/ Pensions Officer or Lead Pension Administrator.

You will join a friendly, welcoming and sociable work culture where there are many opportunities for continuous personal and professional development where you will be supported to reach your full potential.

A bit about us:

Local Pensions Partnership Administration (LPPA) is one of the UK’s leading pension administration companies. We strive to deliver the best experience for over 2,100 employers and more than 655,000 members of Local Government, Police and Firefighter pension schemes, keeping them fully informed about their pensions whilst working closely with employers to continuously educate and support them.

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary DOE
  • 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays and additional concessionary days, with the ability to ‘buy and sell leave.
  • Access to an excellent pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme) with generous employer contributions.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme for when you might need some support.
  • The opportunity to earn through our Employee Referral Scheme.
  • Access to our bespoke Reward Discount Scheme – ‘Your Perk Site.’
  • Opportunities to attend Wellbeing webinars and social events.
  • Daily free fruit and snacks available to you in our office.
What you’ll be doing:
  • To process and check a range of general pensions casework, including, but not restricted to benefits estimates, transfers, retirements, commutation of benefits and the combining of benefits, ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in respect of these areas
  • To respond to member correspondence relating to the work undertaken within the team, again ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in these areas
  • To develop an understanding of current pensions regulation and overriding legislation, maintaining up-to-date knowledge
  • Liaise with customers and third parties obtaining information in respect of the work undertaken on the team
What we need from you:
  • Practical working experience in an LGPS Pensions administration role.
  • Proven ability to undertake detailed mathematical calculations accurately. Please note, the interview process may include numerical assessments
  • Demonstrable ability to work accurately and to deadlines
  • Previous work with internal database systems is desirable and experience with processes relevant to payroll and pension administration, UPM experience would be beneficial
  • Good capability using the Microsoft Office packages (e.g. Word and Excel)
  • Strong communication skills with the confidence to work independently when required whilst also being an effective team player
Qualifications
  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above
  • A recognised pension administration qualification (or working towards) would be desirable
Working with and upholding our values:
  • Working together
  • Committed to excellence
  • Doing the right thing
  • Forward thinking

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