Pensions Project Manager

Salary Description:
Competitive + Benefits
Location Description:
Amersham, City of London
Job Role:
Pensions Administration Manager, Pensions Administrator, Pension System / Software
Employment Type:
Contract Type:
Application Deadline:
16th August 2019
6th August 2019
Barnett Waddingham
Job Ref:

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 practice area administration teams, software development teams and project stakeholders to define the scope of a project and ensure the resultant products are delivered to meet the aims of the project within agreed timescales and costs.

Project Managers are also required to work on non IT related projects and in some cases could be requested to work externally for clients to assist with projects on their sites.

About the person

A good understanding of pension administration and software is essential

Educated to degree level or equivalent and preferably PRINCE2 (Practitioner) qualified or at least having a sound understanding of project management concepts

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

  • An excellent and highly competitive benefits package
  • The opportunity to join a growing organisation, which supports and enables it's staff to progress and develop their skills
  • The opportunity to study towards relevant qualifications - once you're settled in the role, then we'd be happy to consider an application for study support
  • A modern and spacious office - either based in Amersham or the City

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