We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Pensions Shared Service as a Trainee Pensions Officer. The Pensions Shared Service based in Wandsworth runs the administration of the Local Government Pension Scheme for five London boroughs: Camden, Merton, Richmond, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.
You will study towards obtaining the Advanced Diploma in Retirement Provision, which is a nationally recognised qualification for retirement benefit professionals, administered by the Pensions Management Institute (PMI). Home study will be required.
No previous experience of pensions administration is needed. If you meet the essential criteria of a minimum of Maths and English Language GCSE/O'Level (or equivalent) at Grades A-C, you will be invited for an assessment test to see whether you are suited to the role (further details are outlined below).
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
The numeracy and literacy test will be held on the morning of Monday 25 March 2019, if successful, an interview will follow on Friday 29 March 2019. If you are selected to sit the test you will be emailed on Tuesday 19 March 2019 to confirm this. Please ensure that you bring a calculator and pen for the test.
If you are selected for an interview you will be asked questions relating to the ‘Brief Guide to the Local Government Pension Scheme’, please see attached document.
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.