Pension Officer

Essex County Council
Chelmsford, UK
09 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Following the customer services open evening, Essex County Council have an exciting opportunity for a Pension Officer who will be responsible helping deliver the Funds Administration Strategy across the Police, Fire and Local Government pension schemes.

The role will be responsible for processing various member events, communicating with members of each scheme and providing guidance to our many stakeholders. You will pro-actively contribute to the efficient running of the team by performing various calculations and providing support to colleagues in various day to day responsibilities.

With over 600 employers and in excess of 160,000 members the successful candidate will be expected to understand pension and payroll routines whilst also representing the Fund at various roadshows, workshops and other key meetings, promoting the benefits of each scheme and providing pension guidance to our many stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Educated to Stage 1 certificate level in Local Government Pensions Administration or with equivalent experience within the Police, Fire or Local Government Schemes, you will be able to evidence your continuing professional development with knowledge in the relevant professional area.

You must be a good communicator with the ability to simplify regulations and legislation to our stakeholders and be able to understand various financial calculations and pension procedures.

Some knowledge and experience of using Universal Pension Management System (UPM) will be advantageous but is not essential however, experience and knowledge in Windows based programmes is desirable.

Above all, you will possess a variety of skills such as reliability and enthusiasm, whilst remaining motivated and positive; all of which helps deliver a quality service and promote a hard-working and professional environment.

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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