Pensions Project Manager

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Job Role:
Pensions Administration Manager, Pensions Administrator, Other
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Application Deadline:
6th March 2019
Barnett Waddingham
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We are proud to be a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance. Each individual delivers on our shared values and our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of trust, integrity and quality. We aim to continue our growth by recruiting talented and committed individuals that have the desire to learn and develop. We strive to employ staff who share our values and can bring special skills - enhancing the service that we provide to our clients.

The Pension Administration Business was established in 1993. Our core business is the provision of services to trustees of UK occupational pension schemes DB, DC, CARE, cash balance – and we will do this as a stand-alone “admin-only” appointment or in conjunction with services provided by other Barnett Waddingham practice areas. The services are provided from all of our UK offices and include:

  • Benefit administration   
  • Cash handling and preparing draft accounts
  • Pensioner payroll          
  • PPF assessment administration services
  • Administration consulting services
  • Data audits and data cleansing
  • Scheme governance and trustee secretarial        
  • Specialist roles (secondments, expert witness)
  • Bespoke one off projects           
  • Support for trustees and in-house personnel

About the role

The Pension Administration practice area undertakes continual improvement processes and adapts software introduced by the IT development teams for internal use by staff. The Project Manager will work with the pension administration team in Glasgow and with the wider Project Manager Group to assist managing multiple client projects and in particular, new client implementations. Duties might include:

  • Agreeing project objectives with stakeholders and writing project briefs / requirement specifications to document objectives
  • Compiling cost benefit, quality and risk analyses, and contributing to the decision making process for project approval;
  • Ensuring a communication plan to ensure that all stakeholders including appropriate teams are kept up to date with progress and expectations are managed;
  • Ensuring that project deliverables meet the requirements of project briefs;
  • Ensuring that objectives are met within the agreed timescales;
  • Managing testing of project deliverables to ensure quality requirements are met;
  • Ensuring that project deliverables are successfully released;
  • Arranging appropriate training for users;
  • Tracking progress, effort and cost using appropriate systems;
  • Providing advice on the management of projects

About the person

A good understanding of pension administration and software is essential

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner or Agile

We'd like to see evidence of software testing but if not actual experience then an understanding of the process

As the person will be liaising with a number of stakeholders across the Firm, we will be looking for really strong communication, negotiation and organisational skills

We're looking for somebody who enjoys working in a team but who takes the initiative and is happy to drive projects forward to match and deliver on client expectations

What we offer

  • Flexible annual leave scheme, a generous pension scheme and a discretionary annual bonus
  • A broad range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle
  • We also offer much scope for career progression whether it be along the lines of supporting you in your study towards a professional qualification or a making an internal job move
  • Our culture and working environment is enabling - we want you to thrive in your role so we will make sure you are equipped with the training and support to be productive and effective
  • The opportunity to work in a multi-award winning pensions consultancy

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