In your next role as Assistant Pensions Manager, for a medium-sized in-house pension scheme, you will be working collaboratively as part of a team to deliver a professional pension administrative service. This role is responsible for pension scheme administration for the four pension schemes available to members. You will ensure a professional and efficient administrative service is delivered across this organisation's groups, and deal with escalation of complex pension queries directly, using your technical knowledge and strong interpersonal skills.
This is a super role where you get to manage down and deputise upwards. Deputising for the Pensions Manager as required, you will build and maintain strong links and effective relationships with internal and external parties, in particular service providers. Within the pension department you will provide line management support, coaching and developing, to enable the pension's team to deliver a member focussed service by prioritising workload to achieve all deadlines (legislative and organisation) and ensuring duties and functions are managed effectively and accurately. You will ensure provision of thorough documentation, monitoring, tracking and recording in systems, in relation to the pension administration for all of the schemes.
You will have worked in a similar capacity and have significant pension experience at team leader or supervisory level gained in-house or at a third party administrator. You will also possess excellent technical knowledge of defined benefit and defined contribution pension scheme legislation. You will be a logical thinker, and must be able to develop operating procedures and use technical/legislative knowledge to find most appropriate solution(s). As expected with a dual role, you must be able to work flexibly, under pressure and on your own initiative, and at the same time lead and motivate staff and work collaboratively, as part of a team. You can hopefully by now in your career demonstrate experience of a wide range of periodic pension projects (i.e. annual benefit statements and annual reports) and some experience of bespoke projects potentially too.
Abenefit2u placed the current Pensions Manager in their role and you could not be in better hands or working for a nicer team of people. If your next career move is also about the work environment, this could well be your perfect next step.
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