Head of Pensions Administration

Worcestershire Pension Fund is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate Head of Pensions Administration.

The work we do at Worcestershire Pension Fund matters! We administer 65,000 member records, and Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire County Council are amongst the largest employers in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

This means we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, protect our environment, improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives! 

Worcestershire Pension Fund is a £3.5 billion pension scheme with c185 Worcestershire and Herefordshire public sector partners, including councils, university, housing and education institutions.  

With c65,000 member records and a Pensioners Payroll of c20,000 pensions each month, this role has s a high degree of risk to reputation that needs managing and mitigating to ensure an effective scheme/Fund. So if you are up to this challenge I look forward to receiving your application.

Michael Hudson Director of Finance

 

Head of Pensions Administration


  • 35 hours permanent
  • location: hybrid working and Worcester
  • salary up to £64,180

While you are working hard and doing your best for the people of Worcestershire and Herefordshire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you.  

We can offer you a great work life balance through flexi-time / and working from home, we offer a generous annual leave scheme with the opportunities to purchase additional leave, we provide an excellent Pension Scheme and champion opportunities for training, learning, development, career progression and a relocation package of up to £10,000.

Using your expert knowledge, you’ll be responsible for delivering administration, communications, employer liaison and governance for the Fund and provide inspiring leadership. Leading an experienced and knowledgeable team, you’ll facilitate positive challenge across the Fund to continuously improve performance outcomes and deliverables, value for money and stakeholder satisfaction. In the next evolution of our Fund we are keen to be recognised by our employers and members for improvements in the way we interact and be seen as one of the country’s leading funds.

You will be part of Worcestershire County Council’s Finance Leadership Team, and you’ll have opportunities to create and build new ways of working across all of Finance and grow as a leader in this field.

You’ll have substantial experience of leading and developing a pensions administration service, preferably gained in the LGPS or a large defined benefit pension scheme. Alongside this you’ll be experienced in working in a political environment and providing advice at a strategic level across wide ranging and complex services.

In return you’ll get access to tailored training and development, and the following benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (potential to match up to 30 days)
  • career average pension scheme
  • relocation package up to £10,000 (subject to T&Cs)
  • access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel, and lifestyle discounts 

Flexible Working

We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home.

Equality

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.

We are also inclusive and proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.   

In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.

For Further Information or to Apply

Head of Pension Administration Job Description and Person Specification (PDF)

  • Application Closing Date: Monday 9 May 2022
  • Interview date: 17 May 2022

If you would like to hear and discuss more about the role, salary or the vision please contact Michael Hudson (Director of Finance) at MHudson@worcestershire.gov.uk and /or Nick Weaver (Acting Head of Pension’s Administration) at NWeaver@worcestershire.gov.uk

To apply please send your CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the essential criteria to Michael Hudson MHudson@worcestershire.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application