Pension Officer

Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
Up to £12.02 per hour
Posted
18 Feb 2021
Closes
18 Mar 2021
Ref
req754
Contract Type
Interim

Job Purpose

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pension Officer who will be responsible helping deliver the Funds Administration Strategy across the Police, Fire and Local Government pension schemes.

The role will be responsible for processing various member events, communicating with members of each scheme and providing guidance to our many stakeholders.

The post holder will pro-actively contribute to the efficient running of the team by performing various calculations and provide support to colleagues in various day to day responsibilities.

With over 600 employers and in excess of 160,000 members the successful candidate will be expected to understand pension and payroll routines whilst also representing the Fund at various roadshows, workshops and other key meetings, promoting the benefits of each scheme and providing pension guidance to our many stakeholders.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to Stage 1 certificate level in Local Government Pensions Administration or equivalent by significant experience within the Police, Fire and Local Government Schemes.
  • You will be able to evidence your continuing professional development with knowledge in the relevant professional area and you will be expected to adhere to and complete the administration module of the CIPFA knowledge and skills framework.
  • You must be a good communicator with the ability to simplify regulations and legislation to our various stakeholders and be able to understand various financial calculations and pension procedures.
  • You will possess a variety of skills such as reliability and enthusiasm whilst remaining motivated and positive; all of which help deliver a quality service and promote a hard-working and professional environment.
  • Some knowledge and experience of using Universal Pension Management System (UPM) will be advantageous but is not essential however, experience and knowledge in Windows based programmes is desirable.
  • Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

    This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

    As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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