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Administration Manager DC

Employer
Focus Resourcing
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Apr 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

This is an ideal opportunity for a highly experienced pensions professional who seeks a role that will combine their technical knowledge with management and leadership of a dedicated team. You will be involved in a wide range of pensions administration, management and consultancy tasks.

You will need to have gained proven management experience covering key areas like performance management, appraisals, and recruitment. Previous pensions administration experience of Defined Contribution schemes will also be required, with the successful candidate having an expert knowledge of pensions administration activities with the ability to apply this to any scheme. Project management experience is also necessary for pension administration project based work.

The role:
  • Overseeing day to day management of client relationships with trustees and corporate clients, and participation in trustee and client meetings
  • Active participation in marketing initiatives
  • Providing expert advice solutions to pensions queries and pensions consultative advice
  • Overseeing the project management of annual and ad-hoc projects
  • Taking responsibility for all aspects of admin billing
  • Disseminating information to team members
  • Leading non-client activities, conducting internal audits, being alert to potential improvements in pensions administration processes
  • Assuming responsibility for total workflow management for the designated team
  • Identifying team objectives or other necessary changes in line with business needs, and actively implements appropriate course of action
  • Formal responsibilities for mentoring, training, coaching and developing of pensions administration team members
  • Forging strong working relationships with other departments/teams
  • Ensuring the accurate updating of Virtual Office for both chargeable and non-chargeable activities

The person:
  • Able to demonstrate an expert knowledge of pensions administration activities and apply this knowledge to any scheme
  • Previous pensions administration experience of Defined Contribution schemes including leavers, retirements, deaths, transfers, monthly processing and investment, benefit statements, renewals and pension increases. This role is likely to appeal to individuals with c. 6-7 years' + experience although not exclusive as all applications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Thorough knowledge of pensions legislation framework and demonstrable ability to remain informed of changes to the framework
  • Previous supervisory, leadership and management experience including performance monitoring, appraisals, recruitment etc
  • Third party pensions administration experience preferred, although strong all round experience within an in house pensions department, which is not purely process driven will be considered
  • Previous presentational experience is desirable to assist with client pitches, trustee meetings and account development activities
  • Able to demonstrate a numerical aptitude evidenced by work related experience or academic achievements as listed below
  • Previous project management experience would be required to perform pension administration project based work
  • IT proficient, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint
  • Educated to a minimum of A Level or Degree or equivalent standard
  • Ideally a minimum of three C grades or above at A Level or equivalent qualification
  • Strong Maths and English GCSE or equivalent qualification - minimum grade B
  • Significant progression within a relevant pensions qualification e.g. CPC/QPA/DPC/RPC/APMI (or applicants deemed 'qualified by experience' would be considered).
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