Senior DC Pensions Administrator - Wokingham
My client a leading Pensions and Actuarial Company are actively looking to recruit a highly skilled Pensions Administrator to join their successful Team based in Wokingham, Berkshire. From a Defined Contribution Senior Pensions Administration background, the successful applicant will be able to hit the ground running swiftly.
Key responsibilities & accountability
Performing all intermediary and complex pensions administration and project related tasks, including taking
day to day responsibility for an assigned Administration client portfolio.
Key responsibilities include:
> Managing day-to-day activities of staff to ensure efficient and effective delivery of client work to agreed
deadlines to comply with legislative and clients’ requirements.
> Acting as a key member of the pensions administration team, providing support to the assigned team
leader and where applicable, deputising for team leader when absent.
> Day to day management of client relationships with trustees, scheme members and corporate clients,
acting as first point of contact where applicable, taking a proactive stance to gain an extensive knowledge
of their assigned client portfolio.
> Project managing projects such as renewals, benefit statements, life assurance, PHI and
lifes tyling/investment switches. Handling any data processing and administration tasks, ensuring projects
are fully monitored and completed in line with customer and legislation requirements.
> Ensuring standard documentation is scheme specific, and incorporating them into existing procedures.
> Preparing for and where appropriate participating in trustee meetings.
> Handling complex pensions queries and pensions consultative advice.
> Performing complex manual benefits calculations.
> Producing ad-hoc and standard letters to ‘final letter standards’ in response to customer queries.
> Managing ad hoc projects and exercises, e.g. bulk mailshots to scheme members.
> Updating relevant pensions administration databases and systems.
> Maintaining scheme control files.
> Monitoring, delegating and co-ordinating workflow, reporting regularly to team leader on progress and
To be considered you must have the following skills:-
Knowledge & experience
> Previous office based experience ideally gained within the financial services or pensions industry would be advantageous. This role is likely to appeal to individuals with up to 12 months experience although not exclusive as all applications will be considered on an individual basis.
> Able to demonstrate a basic awareness and/or knowledge of pensions industry.
> Able to demonstrate a numerical aptitude evidenced by work related experience or academic achievements as listed below.
> IT proficient, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.
Training, education & qualification
> Educated to a minimum of A Level or Degree or equivalent standard.
> Ideally a minimum of three C grades or above at A Level or equivalent qualification.
> Strong Maths and English GCSE or equivalent qualification - minimum grade B.
> Willingness to study for a relevant pensions qualification e.g. CPC/DPC/RPC/APMI. Skills, abilities & personal qualities Critical criteria: