Job purpose summary
Working closely with the Principals as prime day to day contact for a given portfolio of my clients Administration clients to ensure provision of high quality pension administration and consultancy services. In addition, you will be expected to participate in strategic business changes i.e. critical success factors, implement decisions made by the Board and Principals and understand the issues that affect the performance of the Company.
Key responsibilities & accountabilities
You will be involved in a wide range of pensions administration, management and consultancy tasks. As Administration Manager you will have prime accountability for the service delivery in terms of quality, profit and sustainability for an assigned client Administration client portfolio as well as the day to day line management of the designated team.
Knowledge & experience
Able to demonstrate an expert knowledge of pensions administration activities and apply this knowledge to any scheme.
Previous pensions administration experience of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution schemes (depending on the role, experience of DB/DC may differ subject to team requirements) including leavers, retirements, deaths, transfers, monthly processing and investment, benefit statements, renewals and pension increases. This role is likely to appeal to individuals with c. 6-7 years’ + experience although not exclusive as all applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Thorough knowledge of pensions legislation framework and demonstrable ability to remain informed of changes to the framework.
Previous supervisory, leadership and management experience including performance monitoring, appraisals, recruitment etc.
Third party pensions administration experience preferred, although strong all round experience within an in house pensions department, which is not purely process driven will be considered.
Previous presentational experience is desirable to assist with client pitches, trustee meetings and account development activities.
Able to demonstrate a numerical aptitude evidenced by work related experience or academic achievements as listed below.
Previous project management experience would be required to perform pension administration project based work.
IT proficient, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.
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.
Significant progression within a relevant pensions qualification e.g. CPC/QPA/DPC/RPC/APMI (or applicants deemed ‘qualified by experience’ would be considered).