Pensions Officer

Colchester Institute
22 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Job Description

Job Title: Pensions Officer
Responsible to: Payroll Implementation Manager
Duration: 2 year fixed term contract
Principal location: Colchester
Salary: £24,047- £25,462 pro rata
Actual Salary: £12,998.38 - £13,222.77 per annum

Purpose Statement:

The post holder will assist the Payroll and Pensions team with the provision of a Pensions service to staff ensuring the accurate application of the Teachers Pensions Scheme (TPS) and the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) regulations.

  • To develop and maintain comprehensive pension procedures and internal controls for the operational management of the pension schemes.
  • To work with the Payroll and Pensions Team in the implementation of a new Human Resources and Payroll system ensuring it is set up to meet the needs of the TPS and the LGPS.
  • To be the first point of contact in the Payroll team for any pension related queries.
  • To be responsible for submitting the TPS monthly data collection.
  • To be responsible for submitting the annual LGPS pension return.
  • To ensure members are aware of their responsibilities regarding their pension.
  • To ensure that Colchester Institute's responsibilities regarding the pension schemes are met, including but not restricted to:
    • ensuring contributions are deducted and submitted promptly each month
    • notifying the pension schemes of starters, changes and leavers with the relevant information
    • completing ill health forms
    • completing retirement forms
    • completing the end of year certificates and reports.
    • advising members of the opportunities to increase their pension.
    • distributing information from the pension schemes to scheme members.
  • Investigate anomalies to pensionable pay when payroll is run and calculate adjustments needed to correct the cumulative figures.
  • Take responsibility for the accurate and prompt processing of all forms regarding opting out of the LGPS and refund claims.
  • Responsibility for auto-enrolment.
  • Liaise with the Payroll Implementation Manager to ensure a consistent approach to the interpretation and application of the TPS and LGPS regulations.
  • Ensure statutory requirements are met including TPS, LGPS and HMRC regulations.
  • To carry out other tasks when pension duties are complete and cover roles within the Payroll team as required.
  • Undertaking such other duties as may be required by or on behalf of the Colchester Institute provided that they are consistent with the nature of the post.
  • Adhere to and promote the College's Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity and Health & Safety policies and practices.
  • To undertake professional training and be pro-active in own CPD planning and action

  • This job description is current as the date shown. It may be amended in any way following consultation with the post holder to take account of changes or anticipated changes in the organisation or management of Colchester Institute

    August 2019