Role details

UK Pensions Manager

Middlesex   •   £50,000 - £60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • UK Pensions Manager
  • UK Pensions Manager

About Our Client

Leading multi-national employer of choice.

Job Description

  • Deliver the operational efficiency to allow the Trustees to manage the complexities of their responsibilities in a timely manner with suitable support and information.
  • Initiate and support strategic reviews into the evolution of benefit programs as the legislative environment changes and needs arise, for example, potential alternative savings vehicles.
  • Work with other functions to determine the appropriate positioning of any changes, internal approval process and employee communications.
  • Manage / support as appropriate, contact with the HR community and employee consultative bodies on pensions delivery, policy and change management.
  • Be a key company contact with external providers and ensure that there is appropriate communication between the actuaries, legal advisers and consultants. Set and manage budgets with external providers as appropriate.
  • From a Trustee perspective, support the UK Benefits team who are responsible for the delivery of the pension administration services for all UK based arrangements .
  • Be responsible for setting meeting dates, preparing agendas and sending out minutes, for the pension plan trust companies and sub committees.
  • Support staff including senior management within the organisation on personal pension issues. Accountability
  • Internal Resource Management: Support the UK Pensions Director to ensure that role clarity between Reward CoE, Trustees, internal functions and external advisers is clearly defined and managed on an ongoing basis.
  • Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures (IDRPs): Manage the resolutions of IDRP's and complaints in respect of the providers of the pension administration service. Manage reputational risks arising from conflicts with members.
  • Communication: Support the UK Benefits team to ensure that all pension information on the Intranet and external administrator's WEB sites accurately reflects pension plans and processes.
  • In conjunction with the UK Pensions Director, input to and support changes to communications and financial education requirements, either through a change in strategic direction, a programme change or legislation change.
  • Technical Support: Strong technical knowledge and understanding of the UK plans. Provide technical pensions support to senior employees and to the HR community.
  • Ensure UK Benefits employees have appropriate technical knowledge to support business needs * Support the Secretary to the Trustees to
  • Initiate and agree business plans with Trustee bodies with regard to regular activities and periodic requirements to ensure plan governance significantly meets market best practice and plan requirements.
  • Set and agree agendas to ensure appropriate discussion and decision making.
  • Coordinate trustee meetings and produce executive meeting papers.
  • Fulfil Trustee responsibilities in keeping proper documentation for the pension plans.
  • Provide and monitor Trustee training in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry best practice.
  • Manage the appointment / removal of Company, Independent and Member nominated Trustees.

The Successful Applicant

  • Strong understanding of pension matters including current and pending regulations and knowledge of implications to plans.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex information.
  • A good level of numeracy and IT literacy.
  • Team-working skills.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Good judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Organisation and time management skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.

What's on Offer

Excellent basic salary plus package

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