Pension Benefits Team Leader
Salary Range: £36,618 - £44,598 per annum
Work Location: London
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 23rd May 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 31st May 2021
Individual members really matter in our new, more local pensions delivery.
At Kensington and Chelsea we understand the opportunity as well as the necessity for positive innovation and change. On 1 April we ended the outsourced administration of our Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and brought it back into the borough to be managed by our own in-house team. Detailed planning ensured a smooth transfer and we are now confident of offering an excellent experience to our members. The RBKC fund has over 10,400 current, deferred and pensioner members and its assets exceed £800 million.
Expand your skills and knowledge in this brand new role at the heart of an evolving team. You’ll have scope to shape the service and ensure truly customer-focused delivery. Reporting to the Pensions Operational Manager, you’ll lead a small team in all aspects of pensions administration, calculation and payment of benefits, as well as the delivery of a LGPS helpdesk. Expect to be involved in training and guiding colleagues in pensions benefits casework, as well as working on more complex cases yourself.
With a background in pensions, payroll or human resources, you’ll have a good understanding of the Local Government Pension Scheme including benefits administration, discretionary regulations and the entitlements of scheme members. You’ll be capable of making and checking complex LGPS pension calculations. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel, is essential. Well organised, you’ll be able to manage the day-to-day work of the team to meet demanding performance and quality targets.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
Please apply online and specify on your application how you meet the skills, knowledge and qualities specified in the job description and person specification.