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Technical Pension Specialist (Financial Services)

M6939

£65k - £68k + excellent benefits

LONDON

Bespoke for Financial Services

Corporate/In-house

Permanent

Job Description

Do you have technical expertise in relation to trust based defined contribution occupational pensions schemes and are looking for a senior level position?

I’m looking for a Technical Pension Specialist to join the fastest growing pension company in the UK. 

The Company

This a unique company; a high profile financial services company who are also a non-departmental government body.  They have been tasked with delivering a high profile, large workplace automatic enrolment pension scheme which millions have chosen as their scheme of choice.  It continues to grow to unprecedented numbers and will become the largest in the UK, if not in Europe/if not the world! – a large Master Trust.  It has millions of assets under management and a highly sophisticated, award winning investment strategy.  Based in Central London but soon moving to Canary Wharf.  Modern employer, high level of appreciation for work/life balance and continued career development.

The Role:

The Technical Pensions Specialist reports directly to the Director of Pensions & Tax law and sits within the wider department who provide legal counsel, technical support and compliance assurance ensuring the company meets its obligations and are legally and regulatory compliant. 

 

The Pensions Technical Specialist will assist the Legal Director in identifying and managing legal risk from a pensions and tax investment perspective during expected significant regulation and legislative changes.   You will be required to use your technical expertise and past knowledge in pensions and tax to support the legal directors and wider organisations on any technical advice and decision making.

 

Eg of tasks:

 

  • Proactively identify legal risks
  • Analyse research and summarise technical pensions information
  • Support legal directors in making effective decisions by ensuring any risks arising from legislative change and tax related issues are properly articulated.
  • Support bespoke and technical projects ie ‘calls for evidence’ or pension bill information.
  • Engage with senior external stakeholders such as DWP, Treasury, FCA, FSCA, PLSA and The Pensions Ombudsman.

About You:

I’m looking for a Pension Specialist who has gained significant technical expertise in relations to trust based defined contribution occupational pensions schemes.  You will be able to demonstrate significant experience of tax and pensions legislative provisions and their practical applications.  You will have good knowledge and understanding of HMRC and DWP requirements as well as TPR regulatory codes of practice and guidance.  You will have the ability to understand and quickly familiarise yourself with any new area of tax pension and regulatory law and subsequently be able to articulate information to a range of people.

This is a critical role for the organisation you will be given a great deal of autonomy to make decisions and judgements calls.  This is a superb opportunity to join the company truly at the forefront of pensions within the UK.  

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.