Job Title: Pensions Manager

Salary: £65-75K

Type: Permanent

Hybrid: 2 days home / 3 days office (Can be based in any of their offices; Weybridge, London, Birmingham, Bolton)

**A formal pensions qualification is a must**


  • Supporting the UK&I Head of Pensions in management of the defined contribution and defined benefit pension schemes.
  • Ensuring they are operating effectively and are compliant with regulatory obligations.
  • Involved in the strategic development of the company’s schemes, focussed on enhancement of value proposition to employees.
  • Identifying and implementing improvements to internal processes and procedures to help drive efficiencies in cost management and risk mitigation.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Oversee outsourced pension administration provider.
  • Advise on pensions policies and benefits packages.
  • Participate in the review of fund strategy with senior management, trustees and advisers..
  • Ensure that schemes operate effectively and meet performance, quality and care targets, as well as complying with industry standard.
  • Monitor pension scheme compliance with regulatory requirements and trust deeds.
  • Auto-enrolment compliance requirements.
  • Develop communication strategies to promote the benefits of pension schemes.
  • Continue to cultivate the relationship between the employer and trustees.
  • Liaise with actuaries, solicitors, advisors and trustees.
  • Internal stakeholder management and communication.
  • Raise company-wide awareness of pensions-related matters.
  • Make recommendations to improve internal processes in response to member feedback.
  • Provide support to the commercial and operational teams in bids and renewals, loss of contracts, triggering events, including assessing risks and pricing.
  • Assist with audit requirements.

Experience and skills:

  • Knowledge of defined contribution and defined benefit pension schemes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Public sector scheme knowledge.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to interpret and pass on complex information.
  • Exercise good judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent organisation, planning and time management skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.

Success Criteria:

  • Good people and relationship skills.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Willing to challenge and be challenged.
  • Ability to find swift resolutions to member queries.
  • Find ways to make improvements to processes and procedures to improve member experience.
  • Maintain high levels of compliance and control.
  • Deep governance acumen.
  • Collaboration with trustees, regulators, scheme members, legal advisors, auditors, and other internal and external stakeholders.


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