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Pensions Clerk

University of Kent - Payroll and Pensions Office

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £23,487 to £26,341 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 21st July 2022
Job Ref: CSF-506-22-R

Are you an adept administrator who is used to working accurately in a fast-paced environment?

If so, this full time, ongoing opportunity could be for you.  Working within the University’s Payroll and Pensions Team you will ensure the accurate and efficient day to day administration of the SAUL and NEST pension schemes for eligible University and Kent Union employees.

In this role you will ensure the complete processing of pension contributions to SAUL on a month to month basis together with all other duties from communicating joiners, amendments, leaver notifications and requesting and checking retirement quotations.

As Pensions Clerk your day-to-day work will include:

  • Completing the appropriate SAUL and NEST documentation for newly-enrolled members
  • Responding to queries from prospective, existing, newly enrolled and retired members of SAUL and NEST
  • Entering information into, and assist with the maintenance of, pension records within the HR/Payroll system
  • Ensuring that the calculation, collection & payment of contributions to SAUL and NEST is correct and in accordance with the Trust Deed and Rules of the schemes

What we are looking for in the right candidate:

  • Proven experience of working in a pensions and payroll environment
  • Good working knowledge of pensions statutory requirements
  • Good working knowledge of the application of payroll deductions in respect of pension contributions
  • Confidence and accuracy when working with figures

What we can offer you:

  • a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing, along with a range of great staff benefits including:
  • hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)
  • 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)
  • an excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • on-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets, set among green, open space overlooking the Cathedral
  • study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • on-site parking

Interviews are to be held on Wednesday 3rd and/or Thursday 4th August.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact centralservicesresourcing@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: CSF-506-22-R.

Further details:   

Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely.

 

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