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Senior Pensions Administrator

Location: BRISTOL, AVON Salary: 25000 - 31000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Insurance Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3058148
I am now recruiting for a Senior Pensions Administrator to join an expanding Pensions team based in their Bristol office. You will play a key part in the overall success of the Company and if you would like to hear more, please contact me at your earliest convenience! - 0117 930 4820 

Performing all intermediary and complex pensions administration and project related tasks, including taking day to day responsibility for client portfolios. 

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 administration manager and where applicable, deputising for administration manager 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 annual projects such as renewals, benefit statements, life assurance, PHI and pension
increases. 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 administration manager on progress
and issue management.

You will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of pensions administration activities and can apply this knowledge to any scheme.
 Previous pensions administration experience of Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contributions (DC) schemes including leavers, retirements, deaths, transfers in, transfers out, monthly processing and investment, benefit statements, renewals and pension increases. 
 Experience of current pensions legislation and framework is essential, especially the regulatory
requirements of the various Pensions and Finance Acts which impact on pensions administration.
 Experience of checking and mentoring more junior members of staff is required.
 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 would be of distinct advantage to assist with client meetings and new
business 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.

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