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Senior Pensions Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£37,725 - £40,614
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

Job Details

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 6  Pensions Officers and apprentices.  You will contribute to the efficient and effective preparation and processing of a comprehensive pensions administration and pensions payroll service.

Who we are looking for:

We are keen to hear from experienced pension professionals with a positive 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.

The benefits of working for us

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

A 35 hour full time week

Flexi time in line with Council policy

Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days annual leave per year (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 3 days, linked to continuous service after 5 years.

Cycle to Work scheme.

Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.

Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.

Ongoing training and development opportunities.

Flexible working options to support your work/life balance

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Kelly Scotford;     0208 921 6949  



To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.

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