Senior Pensions Officer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£32.418 - £34.209
27 May 2021
17 Jun 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Royal Greenwich is proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services. A world heritage site, our communities are vibrant and diverse, and we pride ourselves on being a well-managed and well-run authority.  Our Pensions Team aims to deliver an efficient and proactive pensions service and is now recruiting: 

Position Overview:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our in-house pension administration team for a Senior Pensions Officer, looking to progress further in a supervisory role.  Reporting to the Deputy Pensions Manager you will have management line responsibility for up to 5 Pensions Officers and will contribute to the efficient and effective preparation and processing of a comprehensive pensions administration and pensions payroll service.

Flexible working options will be available and we're open to discussing these with you.

Who we are looking for:

We are keen to hear from experienced pension professionals with a can do attitude who are highly motivated and committed to providing an excellent and proactive service in line with statutory and operational deadlines. 

It is essential that you have extensive work experience in defined benefit pension administration and possess good knowledge and understanding of Pension & HMRC Legislation. You will have calculated a full range of final salary pension benefits including retirements, transfers and deaths benefits, for a wide variety of scheme members.  You will understand AVCs and the part they play in the pension environment. Working knowledge of the Local Government Pension Scheme, NHS, and teacher’s pension schemes is desirable but not essential.

You will have excellent communication skills and effective time management skills, being able to work under pressure with minimum supervision.  You will also have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and have a high level of numeracy focussed on accuracy and attention to detail.  It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding of data protection and the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

In return, we offer a range of benefits which include: 

  • Annual Season Ticket Loan
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential, including excellent apprenticeship opportunities at all levels    
  • Reduced rate Gym Membership
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Generous Annual Leave entitlement 
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • GreenwichCard which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
  • Employee Assistance Scheme including external counselling service
  • A range of flexible working arrangements          
  • Staff networks                                                          

With offices based in the heart of Woolwich, Royal Greenwich is a great place to live and work. 

Our Staff Values are really important to us, sitting at the heart of everything we do and underpinning how we work as a team for our residents.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please click the Apply button below and complete an application form - please ensure that your supporting statement details how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification document. 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Stuart Parsley;     02089212095  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977 

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.