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Pensions Assistant

University of Surrey - Human Resources

Location: Guildford
Salary: £13,222 to £14,803 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 6th March 2024

An exciting opportunity for a Pensions Assistant to join the University of Surrey, within our Payroll & Pensions team.        

This role supports the day-to-day delivery of a Pensions Administration service, responsible for providing a comprehensive service to new starters, current members and leavers of University Pension Schemes.  This is an ideal role for a candidate with previous Pensions experience who is looking to gain greater flexibility and improved work-life balance. 

This is a part-time role and we would be highly receptive to applicants seeking flexible hours or a reduced work week, and will be willing to discuss potential options during the application and interview process.

We value, empower and support every member of staff to get the best out of your unique talents, so you’ll be rewarded with a generous salary, 32 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays, highly competitive pension contribution, work from home opportunities and a unique and vibrant working environment on-campus.

Role & Responsibilities

Primarily reporting to and supporting the Pensions Specialist, you’ll act as a key contact within the relevant pension schemes, working collaboratively to ensure policies are adhered to and processes are followed in line with our statutory obligations. You’ll also be providing routine administration support for our Reward Specialist. 
 
 Other key responsibilities include:

  • Handle the day-to-day administrative tasks related to the University’s multiple pension schemes
  • Assist with the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date pension records for all scheme members, including change of hours, retirement quotes and retirement processing, ill health, deaths, transfer in, transfer out, leavers, change of address and illustrative quotes
  • Assist with settlement cases
  • New starter support including provision of scheme information and processing of opt outs.
  • Support our Reward Specialist with global mobility processes, including invoicing
  • Supporting with any cyclical reward and pension related activity.

What’s in it for you?

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive.

Our campus is a beautiful, leafy environment with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields, and a picturesque lake. With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, the University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment.

Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual Incremental Pay Rise
  • Highly competitive pension
  • Up to 40 DAYS Holiday: 25 Days annual leave + 7 University Days + Bank Holidays
  • Travel & Family benefits including subsidised rail fare, cycle to work scheme and on-site childcare
  • Student discount eligibility
  • Access to on site world-class leisure facilities at discounted rates
  • On-site parking, cafes, restaurants and coffee shops

For more information or to be considered for the role, please apply via the University of Surrey Website.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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