Posted: 05/10/2018
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This exciting contract, currently short-term, or could it be long-term?... will require you to act in a 'holding' and 'monitoring' capacity, ensuring the overall strategy and objectives of the Group Pensions Department are kept on track, and the team remain focused and achieving their objectives for 2018 and into 2019.

You will have overall management of the Group’s pension arrangements ensuring at all times compliance with legislation and internal standards of operation. You will ensure the communication of pension change as a result of changes to legislation and through internal reorganisation/rationalisation, to include the production of all pension scheme literature. You will have dealt with the production of valuation data for all Group pension arrangements as periodically required, cash flow monitoring, through to the production and audit of Group scheme accounts, and your own departmental budget.

Your new contract will entail you providing overall management of the various Group pension arrangements. You will provide Secretarial Services to the Trustees of various Group Schemes, working closely with the Chairman, arranging all Trustee meetings, production of Board papers, preparation of minutes and liaison with all advisers and regulatory authorities as required. You will advise Group trustees on matters of pension policy on a proactive basis and bring to their attention such matters as are deemed to be relevant and material to their roles in order to ensure that best practice is maintained.

You will be able to lead and co-ordinate the management of projects within the Department arising from amongst other things; scheme mergers, acquisitions, rationalisation of Group schemes and pension data reviews to comply with legislative and best practice. You will be, and continue to keep up to date with, legislative change and any technical developments within the industry and ensure that all stakeholders are appropriately briefed.

You will work in partnership with the Pensions Administration Manager to ensure that all administrative departmental objectives are met, through establishing and maintaining clear and effective progress monitoring, reporting and control mechanisms. As a contractor you will be someone who is used to overseeing staff experiencing some change, and have excellent people skills to forge new relationships and get the best out of your team. You will be someone who actively motivates, coaches and supports function staff and provides opportunities for development.

This is a multi-faceted role, for someone who has undertaken a similar role within their career and is used to the cross section of areas to cover, and will enjoy working for a medium-sized in-house pension scheme, for a reputable company. This role is a contract. Recruitment for this role on a permanent basis will commence once this role is in place, hence the contract duration is flexible. If you are successful in getting this role, should you wish, you can also apply for the permanent position.

For a confidential discussion please telephone Dianne Beer on 07747 800740 or email

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