Prospect is a leading trade union that that delivers advice, support, representation and a voice for our members. We are a not-for-profit organisation with over 250 staff helping to support more than 143,000 people in specialist, professional and technical roles across the private and public sectors.
Our members want to get on at work. They work in a diverse range of professions, including energy, science, engineering, heritage, defence, entertainment and digital. As a union for modern working life we aim to get the best deal for our members by using evidence and building partnerships – while never being scared to call employers out when they get things wrong.
Our priorities are to grow our membership through attracting new members and to improve our impact, whether that is helping members win improvements at work or changing the policy environment which affects them.
Diversity is an important value for the trade union movement, and as an organisation we are passionate about promoting equality at work and are committed to it for all our staff; we would be particularly interested in applications from groups that are underrepresented in the workplace.
Prospect is a great place to work - this role has access to our high-quality defined benefit pension scheme and 33 days annual leave each year. We offer a good work-life balance, flexible working options and offer support for training and development.
The Role of Pensions Research Officer
Prospect is looking for an experienced pensions professional to provide advice and negotiating support to our team of field officials.
You will need to:
- Have a good knowledge of pensions policy and practice across the public and private sectors.
- Be able to advise both on Defined Benefit schemes and the development of Defined Contribution provision.
- Provide thought leadership on pensions policy.
- Develop and deliver presentations and training.
- Want to make the world of work better for everyone through promoting membership and the values of the trade union movement.
Where this role fits in
This role is part of our Research and Policy team – which also includes an Assistant Pensions Officer.
You will be working with colleagues in the research, negotiating and communications team and with our volunteer representatives.
Employee Benefits include:
33 days leave on entry in addition to bank/public holidays
a contributory defined benefit pension scheme with an employer contribution of 14.9%
3% incremental steps on basic salary at 1 January each year subject to successful performance in the role and the maximum of the grade
access to training to support career development plus many other benefits
Closing date: Noon Friday, 22 March 2019 (CVs will not be accepted)
Interview date: Thursday 4th April 2019