Salary: £18,979 - £22,217 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 07 June 2020
Interview date: tbc
How to apply: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/jobs/search/details?id=8684
About the role
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Pensions Administrator to join our Pension Service based at East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UE.
Orbis is a public sector organisation like no other, it's a partnership between Surrey, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council, with expertise, innovation, and customer-focus at the heart of what we do.
Although we're part of the public sector, we bring a unique commercial focus to our pensions administration work, ensuring we provide best value for all our local authority partners. Right now, we administer schemes with 250,000 members across East Sussex and Surrey. We're also making history by working in partnership with four London boroughs. We are developing new member and employer portals, and actively pursuing innovative ways of using technology to provide the best possible service to our scheme members.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our growing team. The Pensions team is based in Lewes, East Sussex and run the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme for East Sussex and Westminster Pension Funds.
This is a truly unique opportunity to join a ground-breaking organisation that can offer you the chance to grow and develop your career within a forward thinking Team.
You will be responsible for a varied workload providing information to new and existing employees ensuring they are fully aware of their pension rights, liaising with other scheme employers and calculating the range of benefits available to members of the scheme.
We require you to have experience in pensions administration, Local Government Pension Scheme experience will be an advantage. You will enjoy working with figures and have a strong commitment to customer service.
You will enjoy the challenge of working in a busy team, the ability to work flexibly and be able to prioritise workloads to meet challenging deadlines.
If you wish, you will be provided with support to study towards a dedicated professional qualification. Home study would be required.
For our part we will provide staff with an open environment where they feel confident about raising ideas and taking part in shaping our culture and celebrating our success.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Pensions administration experience
- Experience of working within a customer service environment
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent numerate skills
- IT Skills
- 5 GCSE including maths and English or equivalent
For an informal discussion please contact Julie Pelham or Jennie Shuttleworth by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 07 June 2020.
Interview dates are to be confirmed and may be required to happen virtually using MS Teams, Zoom etc.
Please note that we may conduct telephone screening if your application is successfully shortlisted.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.