Pensions Officer

Posted 14 June 2022
SalaryUp to £15 per hour
LocationNorthampton
Job type Temporary
DisciplineFinance
ReferencePENSI87729_1655213182
ContactMarlon Sorhaindo

Job description

Opus People Solutions on behalf of West Northampton County Council are recruiting for a Pensions Officer to join their team on a temporary contract

Start Date:

ASAP

Length:

3 Months initially

Working Location:

Remote

Working Hours:

37

Overall purpose of the role:

To administer a pensions caseload to high standards of accuracy and attention to detail and with the appropriate standards of customer care with the correct regulation interpretation in respect of the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as legislation applying to associated compensation schemes and all appropriate overriding HMRC and pension legislation.
At the same time, delivering this within the context of the Shared Service environment, contributing to organisational effectiveness and efficiency, in part through providing information including financial information to existing and previous members of the various Schemes, and also to Employers to allow fully informed decisions to be made.
Respond to all enquiries by being multi-skilled in all areas of Local Government,
Councillors and Compensation Pensions administration requirements.

Main Responsibilities:

Administer a portfolio of pensions casework, incorporating a variety of casework types, to high standards of accuracy and attention to detail and in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations, as well as legislation applying to associated compensation schemes and all appropriate overriding HMRC and pension. Workload may include benefit calculations, communications, data input and validation, and checking of colleague's casework.
Ensure incoming casework is correctly logged onto workflow system (using Altair) and allocated according to team priorities, ensuring good customer care, is maintained, in particular keeping the member informed of progress while ensuring that all casework is processed in line with the agreed processes, SLA/administration strategy and relevant legislation and that appropriate audit trails are complied with.
Check information from a variety of sources, e.g. employers, HR & Payroll, HMRC and update records, ensuring the data is accurate. To check accuracy of record checks, regulation interpretation and calculations carried out by other Pensions Staff commensurate to team specialism and continually review accuracy to ensure comprehensive and effective understanding.