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Pensions Casework Team Leader / Pensions Administrator

  • Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Job Title: Pensions Casework Team Leader

Salary: Competitive (Dependent on Skills, Qualifications and Experience)

Location
: Hertford

Position: Full Time, Permanent (37 hours per week)

Purpose of the Role:

Supporting the Pensions Case Manager; Leading a team of Pensions Caseworkers, providing a pension scheme administration service in respect of the pension schemes administered by the Local Pensions Partnership, including supporting the learning and development needs of the Team.

Key Accountabilities:

To effectively lead a team of Pensions Caseworkers processing and checking a range of general pensions case work
To maintain a good understanding of the regulations and legislation relevant to pensions administration and specifically to the case work undertaken by the team
To be responsible for own workload ensuring service targets and deadlines are met
To be responsible for the teams workload ensuring service targets and deadlines are met, including monitoring workload and output against service standards
To supervise and motivate the team on a day to day basis, including undertaking the Partnerships appraisal process
To liaise with customers and external organisations to ensure effective partnerships are maintained
Proactively maintain an up to date Procedures Manual ensuring that changes to processes and procedures are communicated across the team and the Service as appropriate in a timely and effective manner
To ensure the sharing of knowledge within the team to ensure a consistent approach
To undertake key projects from time to time as appropriate and in line with the provision of a pensions administration service
To support service provision as appropriate undertaking other duties commensurate with the post, including preparing and presenting reports as appropriate to the role, and attending and assisting service led events
Take the lead in liaising with employers and third parties, maintaining good relationships, and obtaining information in respect of the work undertaken on the Casework Teams
To assist the Pensions Case Manager in dealing with complaints and ad hoc queries
Treat information security with the upmost respect, dealing appropriately with sensitive and confidential information within Service protocol/guidelines

The Successful Candidate will have/be:

Significant working experience in a pension administration role
Experience in a supervisory/team leader role, including experience of performance management
Demonstrable effective decision making
Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as being an effective team leader, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes, working flexibly, whilst at all times developing and maintaining good working relationship within the team and the service as a whole
Proven ability to undertake detailed mathematical calculations accurately
Demonstrable ability to plan workloads, ensure deadlines are met and cope with a pressurised workload
Good working knowledge of legislation, regulation, conditions, software, systems and processes relevant to pension payroll and pension administration
Ability to use Excel and Word to a good standard
The ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including the ability to communicate complex issues, possessing excellent communication skills
Commitment to providing a good customer service at all times
Demonstrable ability to apply and interpret complex regulations
Maintain an understanding and actively support LPPs equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, including maintaining an understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda and embedding good practice

Qualifications:

5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above
A recognised pension administration qualification (or working towards) would be desirable

Please note that as part of the recruitment process, candidates may be invited to complete both ability and psychometric assessments and will receive feedback.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

The Organisation is keen to promote a diverse workforce to maximize their ability to provide quality services to all their customers. All applicants who are known to be disabled and who meet the minimum criteria for the role will progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.

Candidates with the relevant experience, qualifications, and job titles of: Pensions Caseworker, Pensions Administrator, Pension Data Administrator, Pension Data Processor, Client Services Executive, Customer Service Executive, Pension Administration Caseworker, Business Support, Financial Services Administrator, Financial Services Support, Financial Services Caseworker may also be considered for this position.

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