Since 2010 the Coventry University Group has undertaken an evolutionary transformation. Our focus on growth and continuous improvement in teaching, learning, research and internationalisation has seen the University rise rapidly in both the Guardian University Guide and in The Times Higher Education rankings.

Building on our success, our finance strategy supports the Group’s mission and values and highlights the strategic priorities for enhancing our education and student experience, our research, our role as a global University and our enterprise and innovation drive. With over 4000 staff globally and as one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer unparalleled opportunities within the organisation for career development and a competitive benefits package including; great pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, great training, personal and professional development and discounted membership to the University's bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre.

Role Purpose:

Working collaboratively as part of a team to deliver professional pension service. This role is responsible for pension scheme operations for the three pension schemes in which the Group participates. Dealing with escalation of complex pension queries and responsible for ensuring a professional and efficient service is delivered across the Group.

To provide support, coaching and development to enable the pensions team to function efficiently and effectively to deliver a service in line with agreed Service Level Agreements.

Deputising for the Head of Pensions as required, building and maintaining strong links and effective relationships with all service providers.

To lead on key pension projects as required by the business and support the People Partners and Advisors and senior colleagues, on all pension matters for the Group.

Person Specification:

• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• APMI or CII full or part qualified (or equivalent).
• Must have significant pension experience working with Public Service Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) gained in-house or at a third party administrators
• Excellent technical knowledge of defined benefit and defined contribution pension scheme legislation
• Logical, must be able to develop operating procedures and use technical/legislative knowledge to find most appropriate solution(s)
• Must be able to demonstrate experience of a wide range of periodic pension projects (i.e. annual benefit statements and annual reports) and some experience of bespoke projects
• Ability to work flexibly, under pressure and work on own initiative
• Ability to lead and motivate staff and work collaboratively, as part of a team
Posted: 19/10/2022
Closes: 20/11/2022
Job type
£35,333 – £44,737 per annum
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