We are looking for an exceptional individual with strong people management and leadership skills to join our Pensions Shared Service as Pensions Manager of the Benefits Team. The Pensions Shared Service, based in Wandsworth, runs the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for five London boroughs: Camden, Merton, Richmond, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.
This is very exciting phase for our service as we transform through a programme of expanding our staffing resources, greater use of automation and emphasis on people development.
As a Pensions Manager, you will manage and develop an administration team so that excellent service is delivered to our customers throughout the lifetime of their pension scheme membership.
This role requires good technical knowledge of LGPS administration, effective performance management skills and the ability to challenge processes and drive continual improvement.
Along with knowledge of the LGPS, you will be able to demonstrate:
- experience of successfully leading, coaching, mentoring and developing staff;
- the ability to develop the service through innovation and creativity;
- the ability to proactively manage the team around the flow of work, utilising and analysing management information;
- effective communication skills both internally and externally with our customers and stakeholders.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These options include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), a flexi scheme and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 16th November 2020
Interview Date: Week commencing 30th November 2020. Shortlisted applicants may be required to give a presentation as part of the interview.
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.