Pensions Administrator

Employer
XPS Pensions Group
Location
Marton-In-Cleveland, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
2 Oct 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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We are currently recruiting for a Pensions Administrator for our Middlesbrough Team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To promote and adhere to the XPS workplace values.
  • Administrative duties on Police and Fire Pension Schemes
  • Input of data to pensions database to record amendments and to process pension entitlements
  • Calculation and notification of benefit entitlements to scheme members and approved third parties
  • Willingness to undertake checking of colleagues work
  • Deputising, where necessary, for senior team members
  • Client relationship management, where required.
  • Communicating directly with pension scheme members, both verbally and in writing; answering their queries and explaining the rules of the pension schemes
  • To carry out the more complex work of the section in line with the requirements of the client.
  • Supporting, motivating and coaching colleagues to the benefit of the team and wider Company
  • Liaise with business partners (both internal and external) to ensure the successful delivery of the service
  • Due to the changing nature of the business, the job holder may from time to time be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within their capabilities.

Job Requirements

Essential
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Non Police Personnel Vetting Level 3 Clearance (where necessary this process will be undertaken prior to any contract offer)
  • A minimum 5 GCE's or equivalent at Grade 4 (previously C) or above, including Maths and English
  • Direct, relevant experience of the Pensions Industry
  • Experience of dealing with external clients
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational, planning and prioritisation skills
  • Desire to improve standards and develop new procedures and working practice

Desirable
  • Relevant qualifications in the Pensions Industry desirable (e.g. Pensions Management Institute Certification, Qualification in Pensions Administration - QPA).
  • Advantageous to have experience of administering Public Sector Pension Schemes
  • Solid awareness of scheme rules, industry regulations, current pensions legislation and how these impact on the business and its systems would be beneficial

Skills & Knowledge
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational, planning and prioritisation skills
  • Desire to improve standards and develop new procedures and working practices
  • Solid awareness of scheme rules, industry regulations, current pensions legislation and how these impact on the business and its systems would be beneficial
  • Previous experience in a pensions/financial services environment would be beneficial
  • Experience of dealing with external clients would be beneficial

XPS Pensions Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages application from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
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