The Society of Pension Professionals is the representative body for a wide range of providers of advice and services to work-based pension schemes and to their sponsors. The Society is the only body to focus on the whole range of pension related services across the private pensions sector and through such a wide spread of providers of advice and services. Our membership is made up of over 80 firms, employing over 15,000 pension specialists, providing advice that covers tens of millions of members.

We are searching for someone to join us at an important and exciting time as you will help lead and develop the organisational strategy as our first Chief Executive. In addition to overseeing day-to-day management of operations, you will serve as the face of the organisation and will partake in public-facing and media responsibilities. You will also be responsible for evolving our means of communication, ensuring we provide the best and most efficient service for our members. This is a challenging role that is suited to someone who is energetic, organised and imaginative, ready to drive the organisation forward.

We are looking for either an experienced leader or someone who is looking to step-up to their first leadership position. You may be a pension professional yourself, perhaps have held a senior role within the wider professional membership sector or come with the transferable skills required to make this role a success. You will possess communication skills, effective stakeholder engagement and be comfortable serving in an ambassadorial role. While you do not need an existing pensions knowledge you must be comfortable taking on a role that will require sufficient pensions knowledge to engage with members, policymakers, regulators and the pensions media. You do not need a technological background but must have a general understanding of latest trends and developments to support the Society’s development. You must also be comfortable working within a close-knit team, balancing strategic objectives whilst being comfortable working in a hands-on environment.

Having been formed over 60 years ago, our aim is that this new role will help us to take the next step in the Society’s development. If you feel you’re the person that can help us get there, then we want to hear from you.

Flexibility to work partly from home
Full time but part time (e.g. 4 days) is possible

Closing date for formal applications: 9am, Wednesday 12th June 2019

For further details, please visit our dedicated recruitment website:
Posted: 15/05/2019
Closes: 9am, Wednesday 12th June 2019
Red Lion Court, London EC4A 3EB
Job type
£80k to £90k, depending on proven experience, plus benefits
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