The LGA pensions team works with and on behalf of the 88 administering authorities, 14,000 scheme employers and 5 million members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales. The team also provides advice and support to the Local Government Pension Schemes in Scotland and Northern Ireland. To be part of this team is to be a vital element in the legislative and administrative framework of the largest funded pension scheme in the UK.
We are looking for someone who is as experienced and talented as the pensions advisors they will work alongside but who might be seeking a more flexible balance to their working time commitment and location.
Reporting directly to the Head of Pensions, the successful candidate will provide clear, high quality advice to LGPS administering authorities, employers and scheme members, and ensure that the service continues to be responsive and appropriate to their needs.
You will have the extensive knowledge, experience and credibility to help us ensure an affordable, sustainable and comprehensible pension scheme continues to be available to the millions of employees, former employees and pensioners who rely on it for their future security. We are looking for a technician who puts the customer first, a strong communicator who understands the workings of the scheme. We are interested in someone who can work with other experts, to provide clarity in a very complex subject area.
This role provides you with a chance to use your skills on the national stage. You’ll be regularly working with a wide range of council officers, employee representatives and central government officials as well as liaising across the LGA and ensuring scheme stakeholders are provided with excellent advice. Your immediate focus will be on ensuring a timely and effective response to queries received by the team and the development of guidance in relation to the interpretation and implementation of existing and forthcoming scheme regulations and related legislative developments.
The person we offer this post to will be an excellent communicator who can work in a complex and fast-paced environment. The position is half time (17.5 hours per week) and provides the opportunity for flexibility in terms of your work pattern and location subject to the requirements of the role. The role will require occasional travel around the UK as well as attendance at meetings in London for which, and depending on location, all appropriate expenses will be met.
The Local Government Association speaks with one voice on behalf of local government in England and Wales. Made up of elected representatives from all the different political parties, we aim to set the political agenda and have our say in the national media on the issues that matter to council members. There has never been a more exciting time to work for us.
For further information and to apply online, please click on the link below
Closing date: 5pm, 14 September 2018
Interview date: w/c 1 October 2018
As a Disability Confident Leader the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community