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Pensions Technical Adviser (Risk and Compliance)

Local Pensions Partnership
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Purpose

Working within the Risk & Compliance function you will provide advice to the Administration business in respect of statutory, regulatory, contractual and legislative requirements relating to the Local Government, Police and Fire pensions administered as part of a small dedicated team of technical experts. This is a great opportunity for someone with knowledge of public sector pensions to bring their experience to our business and develop their technical knowledge further.

Key Responsibilities:

Monitor relevant pension scheme developments, including scheme specific legislation as well as other overriding legislation such as that which governs transfers, pension sharing and taxation; encompassing guidance from the department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) and the Government Actuaries Department (GAD) and including elements of best practice to ensure that all technical guidance is accurate and up to date.

Advise and inform the business and its staff to ensure compliance with current statute, new regulation/legislation, professional technical guidance and best practice in respect of the Scheme's administered within specifically agreed internal timescales.

Provide general and specific support to the business including responding to technical queries, and providing day to day advice to staff on the interpretation and implications of legislation and regulation relating to the schemes administered as well as providing advice on related Compensation and Redundancy Schemes and pensions tax legislation to ensure compliance, accuracy and consistency across the Administration Business, within specifically agreed internal timescales

Assist in the development of internal systems and processes to support the management and organisation of internal and external queries within specifically agreed internal timescales

Provide information and support in respect of legislative change, and the impact of that change, for training purposes in support of the training function to ensure compliance with current statute, new regulation/legislation, professional technical guidance and best practice

Support the testing of Administration systems developments, upgrades, and fixes, and carry out ad hoc checks of systems calculations to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulations and official guidance

Liaise with external professional scheme advisors in respect of technical pension issues and provide representation at external meetings and working groups to maintain LPPA's profile.

What we're looking for:

Significant experience in a technical financial/pensions administration environment with an excellent working knowledge of legislation, regulation, conditions, software, systems and processes relevant to pension payroll and pension administration.

Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as being an effective team member, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes, working flexibly, whilst at all times developing and maintaining good working relationship within the team and the service as a whole.

Demonstrable ability to work accurately and to deadlines in a highly regulated and pressurised environment with the ability to manage multiple complex projects

Ability to use Excel at an advanced level, including the ability to use macros and pivot tables.

Good statistical and analytical skills, including good report writing skills

The ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including the ability to communicate and to present complex issues, possessing excellent communication skills.

In return:

- 25 days' holiday (plus 2 concessionary days and bank holidays)

- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous pension benefits

- Flexibility in working pattern and a hybrid approach to working with this role able to be majority home based

So, if you're seeking your next challenge as a Pensions Technical Advisor, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Technical Pension Administrator, Pension Administrator, Pension Advisor, or Technical Finance Administrator.
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