Essex County Council is one of the largest local authorities in the country and has a strong reputation as a dynamic organisation for innovation and embracing change. With a commitment to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role we offer a great central location, accessible road & rail links plus flexible working options. Within Essex County Council is the Essex Pension Fund whose people deliver services in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme plus Police & Fire uniformed schemes. This award winning pensions team currently has vacancies for some key roles, which will be central to how the Fund meets the future demands of its stakeholders.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Pension Officer who will be responsible helping deliver the Funds Administration Strategy across the Police, Fire and Local Government pension schemes. The role will be responsible for processing various member events, communicating with members of each scheme and providing guidance to our many stakeholders. The post holder will pro-actively contribute to the efficient running of the team by performing various calculations and provide support to colleagues in various day to day responsibilities. With over 600 employers and in excess of 160,000 members the successful candidate will be expected to understand pension and payroll routines whilst also representing the Fund at various roadshows, workshops and other key meetings, promoting the benefits of each scheme and providing pension guidance to our many stakeholders.
Educated to Stage 1 certificate level in Local Government Pensions Administration or equivalent by significant experience within the Police, Fire and Local Government
Schemes. You will be able to evidence your continuing professional development with knowledge in the relevant professional area and you will be expected to adhere to and complete the administration module of the CIPFA knowledge and skills framework. You must be a good communicator with the ability to simplify regulations and legislation to our various stakeholders and be able to understand various financial calculations and pension procedures. You will possess a variety of skills such as reliability and enthusiasm whilst remaining motivated and positive; all of which help deliver a quality service and promote a hard-working and professional environment. Some knowledge and experience of using Universal Pension Management System (UPM) will be advantageous but is not essential however, experience and knowledge in Windows based programmes is desirable.
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