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Job Reference: G4S/MS/1078
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance/Commercial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sutton
G4S Region:
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: 17/08/2010
Package Description: Competitive

Job Introduction:

As the Pension Administrator you will be required to ensure that the pension and life assurance schemes operate effectively on a day-to-day basis.  In particular, you will deal with various member queries and death in service cases.

In addition, you will have responsibility for a number of projects. These will include the production of communication material, the renewals of insurance schemes and the combination of a number of defined contribution pension arrangements. More complex project work, such as assisting with TUPE activity and public sector outsourcing contracts may be available but will depend upon the successful candidate’s knowledge and ability.

Role Responsibility:

  • Administration of defined contribution pension schemes and life assurance arrangements;
  • Processing of death in service cases
  • Assisting, where necessary, with the smooth running of the defined contribution pension schemes
  • Liaising with pension scheme administrators (outsourced) and other advisers
  • Providing a timely and accurate service for pension scheme members
  • Liaising with other departments to ensure compliance such as HR and Payroll, as required
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required;
  • Answering pension and life assurance telephone enquiries;
  • Handling incoming post;
  • Processing renewals of life assurance and permanent health insurances;
  • Assisting with the preparation, typing and despatchof letters and reports;
  • Developing client / customer relationships and ensuring compliance requirements are met;
  • Creating/ updating forms, processes or rules in line with any changes and communicate as appropriate.
  • Ensure pension knowledge is kept up-to-date
  • Proactively highlighting problems impacting on current processes in place, using the opportunity to provide ideas and solutions.
  • Assisting with other ad hoc projects as advised by the Regional Pensions Manager
  • Dealing with requests to join the private medical insurance scheme from eligible new employees

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Have experience of working with both defined contribution and defined benefit pension schemes
  • Experience gained either ‘in house’ or with a consultancy (or both)
  • Progress towards formal pensions qualifications would be advantageous
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Confident communicator both verbally and written
  • Self motivated independent thinker with problem solving skills
  • A flexible/adaptable approach to work

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