Pension Benefits Technical Adviser
Providing assurance that our pensions administration is compliant.
At Kensington and Chelsea we understand the opportunity as well as the necessity for positive innovation and change. On 1 April we ended the outsourced administration of our Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and brought it back into the borough to be managed by our own in-house team. Detailed planning ensured a smooth transfer and we are now confident of offering an excellent experience to our members. The RBKC fund has over 10,400 current, deferred and pensioner members and its assets exceed £800 million.
Your technical expertise in the LGPS will make a real difference to the smooth running of our in-house administration. Reporting to the Pensions Operational Manager, you’ll help us shape the new service to put customers at its heart while ensuring full compliance with LGPS statutory and regulatory requirements. You will also manage the most complex processes and casework arising from the LGPS administration, including the annual allowance, lifetime allowance, annual benefits statement and member data audits connected to reviews by the Scheme Actuary.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
With a substantial background in pensions administration, you’ll understand the whole range of LGPS regulations and their practical application by an employer and administering authority. Strong analytical skills are essential, which should be matched by highly developed written and spoken communications skills. You’ll be ready to share your expertise with senior management, councillors and staff, both through reports and presentations, and by developing LGPS-related training activities and materials.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
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