Pension Specialist

Recruiter
Morson Human Resources Limited
Location
Stevenage, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Aug 2019
Closes
20 Aug 2019
Ref
1237857051
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Pensions Specialist; Stevenage or Portsmouth (with UK travel); £40.00/hr LTD; Contract

Reporting to the Head of Pensions, our client is looking for a Pensions Specialist to provide local operational support in pensions benefit delivery (ill-healths, deaths, discretions etc) assist resolution of queries, complaints and disputes in relation to local pension issues to enable proper exercise of discretionary benefit options respond to and resolve employee pension queries to a satisfactory outcome and to mitigate risk to the scheme and business

Your main accountabilities will include to oversee key suppliers involved in making the pensions processes work effectively, included multi-site internal and external payroll and finance teams, manage the relationships with the Trustee Boards' third-party administrators (included review of stewardship reporting/monitoring against SLA's) in order to achieve an efficient pensions operation to deliver key administration services on behalf of the client pension scheme trustees and employer entities.

Point of contact for ADSL, SSTL & AH for member engagement, queries & assistance with operational delivery on pensions running group sessions, 1-2-1's, liaison with external administrators and signposting towards guides and tools to support to HR networks and employees on all operational individual pension related matters for certain business entities including pro-active communication campaigns.

Support the Trustee in considering proposed changes to the Scheme Rules, develop policies and procedures, including implementation and liaison with internal and external stakeholders to ensure appropriate policies to comply with trustee decisions, legislation and interpretation of pension scheme rules putting policies into practical operational procedures.

Oversee risk and compliance matters ensure effectiveness of risk register and internal controls supervise activity in this area responsible for GDPR and trustee policies to comply with adequate internal controls to mitigate risk to the business and trustees report on effectiveness of controls to trustees.

Keep abreast of trustee policies (company schemes) assist in research, review and changes to policies in light of legislation, business needs or trustee direction assist in roll out of any change processes and develop an understanding of topical and relevant pension matters to support trustees and the business and reduce reliance solely on external professional advisers

Provide governance support to Pensions Consultative Committee; assist Chairman in committee business; attend meetings as pensions expert; record minutes and follow up actions; support committee members in understanding their role, including training and mentoring; feedback to Trustees and management

Based in either Stevenage or Portsmouth but must be able to travel around the UK and spend at least one day per week in Stevenage.

You will need to be studying for or qualified in Pensions Management Institute Diploma with 5-8 years of professional experience.

Morson is acting as a recruitment business in relation to this vacancy.

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