Pensions Administrator

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Church House, Westminster, London
Permanent
£25931 - £27554 after probation

The Church of England Pensions Board (“the Board”) is a statutory body which is a corporate trustee and administrator of four pension schemes, including both defined benefit (final salary, hybrid and CARE) and defined contribution arrangements.

The Pensions Department is responsible for the administration of the pension schemes and for administering a number of charitable funds for the benefit of those retired from the stipendiary ministry and clergy dependants, which underpin supplementary income grants. There are 36,000+ members, pensioners and other beneficiaries.

As Pensions Administrator, you will work closely with colleagues to provide an efficient and high standard of service at all times.

As first point of contact for the Pensions helpline and mailboxes, you will provide a variety of information and answer queries in a clear and timely manner.

Entering data and making calculations, you will give general assistance to the department producing contribution and benefits statements annually, and as required.

Interviews will be held w/c 8th October2018

The rewards of this interesting and varied role includes a competitive salary package, a 35 hour working week for work-life balance, a minimum of 25 days holiday plus 3 discretionary organisational days leave and an attractive definedcontribution pension scheme.

Support is provided for successful candidates who wish to study for qualifications offered by the Pensions Management Institute.

The Role :

  • Providing cover for the pensions helpline and pensions and contribution mailboxes
  • Dealing with member and employer queries
  • Scanning, quality assuring and indexing the departments post
  • Entering new members into Schemes and updating records
  • Calculating benefits on leaving, retirement, death and transfer out/divorce
  • Producing statements of contributions due and allocating contributions received
  • Producing annual benefit statements for scheme members
  • Carrying out the day to day administration of the voluntary contribution arrangements and transfers between AVC schemes
  • Operating the computer and manual systems related to these duties
  • Providing assistance with the general running of the Department and carrying out other duties as may be required
  • Training of other staff as required

Tell us about how you meet the requirements :

Essential

Skills/Aptitudes:

  • Good IT skills including word-processing, use of databases, spreadsheets and e-mail. MS Office(Word, Excel and Outlook) together with Pensions Specific systems are in use, although training is available.
  • Numerical skill required for calculations of benefits, contributions and solving numerical problems
  • Ability to work within agreed procedures and standards, quickly and accurately
  • Ability to identify priorities and plan and organise daily work routines
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Good written, verbal and telephone communication skills.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Outlook & Excel)
  • Ability to understand customers and their concerns

Education:

  • Maths and English GCSE at Grade C or above plus at least two ‘A’ Levels or equivalent

Desirable

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Experience of working within a team in an office environment
  • Experience of dealing with customers in a work environment
  • Experience of team working
  • Experience of delivering good customer service

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