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Pension & Benefits Specialist

Job Description

Pension & Benefits Specialist - £40k!!! + Career Progression

HR Service Centre

The HR Service Centre provides a first class service, offering high quality administration support services to the business through a range of specialist teams including Payroll & Reward, Recruitment, HR Advice, Training & Events and Global Mobility.

The Reward and Benefits team is responsible for providing expert advice on salary and benefits for all staff. Primarily, the team supports staff based in the UK, but the team is increasingly providing support and advice on a Global basis. There are five roles in the Reward and Benefits team; Global Head of Reward & Benefits, Senior Manager Pensions & Benefits, Senior Reward Manager, Pension and Benefit Specialist (London) and Pension and Benefits Officer (Belfast).

Role purpose:

To provide specialist advice, support and analysis with relation to the Pension and Benefits. This role also supports the Senior Pension and Benefits Manager in the delivery of a number of projects.

Key relationships

Reward and Benefits Team
Global Mobility
HR Advice Team
Payroll Team
Document and Creative Services
HR teams (Belfast and London)

Job Description

Role and responsibilities
Pension -

Provides subject matter expert advice to the HR Advice team regarding the London and Belfast Pension plans.

Manages and resolves pension queries from staff that cannot be resolved by the HR Advice team.

Manages annual election windows for Pensions & Benefits and auto-enrolment.

Coordinates the pension audit from the organisations perspective and provides information where required.

Assists the Senior Benefits and Pension Manager with the Trustee Board including analysis of data, provision of information and preparation for the Pension Trustee meetings.

Sets up and manages the payment schedule for ExPats in the UK Pension Scheme and ensures that payments are made to UK Pension scheme and recharged appropriately.

Supports the delivery of the Pension Plan triennial valuation.

Ad hoc pension projects as required Benefits.

Provides subject matter expert advice to the HR Advice team regarding the London and Belfast Benefits programs.

Manages the delivery of a number of benefits offerings such as Holiday Trading, Cycle to Work and Payroll Giving.

Analyses the Health & Wellbeing Centre Data and provides solutions to issues.

Co-ordinate membership audit by Global Mobility: premium, table of benefits, guides to offices, update pages

Complete monthly journals and audit for UK and International Benefits (including PMI)

Verify and audit monthly pension and benefits invoices and recharges, monitor spend against budget

Ad hoc benefits projects as required Communication

Proactively manages content on the intranet site for Reward, Pension and Benefits and updates documents

Presentations on Pensions & Benefits to new joiners in the Belfast Office

Manages the Financial Wellbeing programmes for the UK including content design, presenter engagement Key requirements Required

Considerable experience in a Pensions and Benefits role

Advanced Microsoft Office skills, specifically Excel.

Excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret data

Experience working with multiple information systems/databases

Attention to detail and highly accurate

Strong numerical skills

Interested in developing skills further within the Pension and Benefits space, both UK and Global

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to prioritise and manage workload

Ability to work independently

High level of organisational skills

Proven team work skills

Flexible, positive, proactive attitude and ability to work to tight deadlines

Interested in keeping up to date with the changes to pensions and benefits legislation and the marketplace

Desirable -

Global Pension and Benefits experience

Contact Jason Glenn for more information or connect via LinkedIn