Do you have a strong background in communications? Do you have a good knowledge of various media channels? Do you want a role where you can implement change?

About the Team & Role

In this role you will be mainly focussed on activities such as introducing and designing a new website, assisting with the introduction of any new scheme member and employer portals, producing email campaigns and monitoring their effectiveness, hosting webinars and face to face events, individual meetings with employers, graphical/animated videos, targeted communications, and newsletters.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to lead our approach to communicating and working with the members and employers that make up the Gloucestershire Pension Fund and you will be responsible for helping the Fund achieve its ambitious goals by specialising and leading the Fund to achieve best practice.

About You

To be successful you will need to be customer focussed, imaginative and to embrace of a culture of continuous improvement while seeking industry best practice using a ‘can do’ attitude. You will also have substantial experience of working in the desired specialism.
You will have a background of producing high quality communication material through a variety of mediums (e.g. email mailshots, postal, webinar, websites, short videos, graphical videos) and/or employer/organisation relationships as well as customer service and delivering presentations.

It would be helpful if you had experience of working in Local Government Pensions (or any pension related role) but this is not essential.

You will also lead a small team so it would be helpful if you also have experience in this area (but again this is not essential).

About Us

• For all your hard work, you will receive the following:
• Flexible and agile working opportunities 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
• An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
• Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
• Career development and qualification opportunities
• Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
• Access to generous defined benefit pension scheme (the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), which we administer)
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
• An in-house Occupational Health service
• Employee discount scheme Cycle to Work scheme
• Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)
• Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

How to apply

If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andy Cunningham (

Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

Job Profile Pension Group Leader

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities. Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

Closing date: 31 March 2024.
Posted: 27/02/2024
Closes: 31 March 2024
Job type
£37,261 - £42,503 per annum
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