Orbis is a shared services partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, and Surrey County Council. Our integrated business services work with over 450 schools and 150 academies, numerous district, borough and town councils, and several healthcare providers. Our purpose is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers. We do this by generating efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology.
Orbis is the largest local government shared service partnership of its’ kind in the UK. We know that our people are our greatest asset and are the key to successful partnership working. We are proud of our public sector heritage and that our employees demonstrate expertise, passion, innovation and customer-focus in everything they do. Our aim is to grow our influence by working with like-minded organisations who believe as we do, that greater things can be encompassed through true integration and partnership working.
We are looking to recruit a Lead Pensions Manager, who will be able to lead and direct two pensions teams based at Kingston and Lewes, whilst driving transformation and organisational change, and most importantly ensuring greater collaborative working across the Orbis partnership.
To do this we are looking for a leader, not a boss, someone who can use their expertise and personality to lead by example in modelling and embedding the council’s values, which in turn will help us to achieve operational excellence through understanding staff motivation and moral.
Working closely with the Head of the Shared Service, you will be providing leadership as a member of the Council’s Senior Management Group, supporting Surrey’s objectives and priorities, developing a culture of continuous improvement.
Your knowledge will be focussed, but not limited to, workplace pension schemes, in addition to overarching pensions legislation in the wider context. The ability to investigate and analyse complex series of events to make relevant recommendations is pivotal to being a success in this role; as you will be responsible for managing substantial budgets, resources and funding, to deliver cost effective and high quality services.
Being responsible for line managing teams totalling over 50 team members, you must be comfortable speaking at public events to inspire, develop and coach those around you, encouraging productive and efficient ways of working.
The way in which we go about our work is fundamentally important to us helping support the culture we want to achieve. As such we have developed an Orbis behaviour framework which describes practical action for ourselves and what we should experience from each other. Behaviours make the values real and as part of Orbis we aim to achieve all eight. For more information please see the Orbis behaviours set out below.
To be considered for interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- Extensive working knowledge of defined benefits pensions administration and overriding legislation.
- Sound working knowledge of pensions IT systems development.
- Proven background in leading a pension administration function.
- Significant experience of working within a supervisory capacity.
- Experience of leading continuous improvement in a pension’s environment.
- An ability to build, sustain and grow relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- IPPM qualification or equivalent or willingness to study towards a professional qualification.
*CLOSING DATE 11TH MARCH 2018*