Consultant (Pensions)

40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP50000/annum
10 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our London client is recruiting for a Pensions Consultant.

The role involves working as part of a growing team of pensions professionals committed to providing a first class service to an expanding client base of UK Pension Schemes that are both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution in nature.

Main duties and responsibilities

* Manage client relationships, including oversight of administration, actuarial, investment and consultancy services.
* Delivery of ongoing consultancy services to Trustee and / or corporate clients.
* Provide support to the lead consultant on the co-ordination and delivery of services on selected larger Trustee and / or corporate clients.
* Manage the client meeting process, to include;

* Preparation of meeting agendas to incorporate key areas of focus.
* Preparation, collation, and issue of meeting papers in accordance with agreed timescales.
* Attendance at client meetings (with responsibility for delivery of papers as appropriate).
* Preparation of meeting minutes in accordance with agreed timescales.
* Follow up on agreed actions, and ensure completion within agreed timescales.

* Manage / support as appropriate the completion of ad-hoc project activity, including for exampl
* Member or employee communications (e.g. newsletter).

* Member nominated trustee appointment process.
* Preparation and completion of Trustees' Report and Accounts.
* Scheme wind up project.

* Provide advice to clients on good governance processes; including for example, risk registers, internal control documents, and integrated risk management processes.
* Lead and manage regulatory reporting activities for clients including The Pensions Regulator's annual Scheme Return, HMRC Event Reporting and ONS Returns.
* Attend and participate in internal meetings focussed on technical issues and business development opportunities.
* Assist with monthly client billing process.

Job Requirements

* A strong understanding and knowledge of pensions and the regulatory framework.
* Experience of working on defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.
* Excellent communication skills; both written and oral.
* Possess a customer focus, responding to client needs and building relationships.
* Possess the ease and confidence to build those relationships with key individuals at a more senior level.
* Be a good team player - working with others across departments and assisting with the development of less experienced members of the team.
* Good at problem solving.
* Strong in planning and organising - with a focus on meeting targets and establishing clear processes.
* Willingness and ability to take ownership of issues.
* Ability to work without supervision.
* Strong analytical skills.
* Attention to detail.
* Experience in a similar role would be desirable.
* Willing to undertake travel in the UK to support the business.
* Able to manage own work allocation, to work as part of a client team.

Skills and knowledge

* Good IT skills - must be competent with MS Word and Excel.
* Ideally either PMI qualified or studying for PMI exams.
* Commercially focused