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Team Leader - Data Journey Projects

Salary Highly Competitive
Location Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Our Third Party Administration (TPA) department is a dynamic administration team with a varied portfolio of clients. They play a key part in providing our clients and members with a market-leading service on Defined Benefits (DB), Defined Contribution (DC) and CARE pension arrangements.  

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join this department as a Team Leader, within our Data Journey team in our Birmingham, Edinburgh or Glasgow Office.

What will your role look like?
You will provide high quality leadership to a team that is focussed on delivering Data Journey projects such as de-risking activities, data analysis, benefit rectification, GMPe calculations and associated data cleanse activity. Primarily responsible for effective work planning and delivery by the team and making decisions on next steps for client projects and recommending fees and timescales for this work.  

Though this is a varied role, your key tasks will include:

  • Allocating work to team members by managing capacity on a daily basis and ensures this is delivered according to the correct process and service standards.
  • Preparing and presents project updates to clients & trustees as needed.
  • Being responsible for preparation of fee and timescale estimates for work.
  • Being the main point of contact for Client Managers, Administration Managers and Project Leads for the activity of the team.
  • Making continuous improvements to service quality by identifying areas where service to members and clients could be improved, including automation of calculations.
  • Ensuring the standard complaint procedure is followed by reporting all complaints and errors at an early stage.
  • Escalating more complex technical queries, exceptions and errors to the Administration Manager and technical support team members.
  • Ensuring allocated work is carried out in accordance with BU guidelines, procedures, quality standards and service standards.

To enjoy and succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Previous experience of day-to-day pension administration and of working on DB, DC and CARE pension arrangements.
  • Strong commercial awareness of the UK Pensions Market, with up-to-date knowledge of relevant pension legislation, technical developments affecting pension administration and industry best practice.
  • Experience in delivery of data projects is preferable.
  • Experience of working in a client-focussed role in pensions administration.
  • Strong IT skills, including working with Microsoft Office applications and experience with the use of Pensions Administration systems e.g. UPM or similar.
  • Good understanding of Data Protection legislation, the Information Commissioner, HMRC Limits, the Pensions Regulator, rules and regulations and recent legislative changes.
  • Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated through your ability to be clear and concise in communications with clients, members and colleagues.
  • Experience of leading a team with a collaborative, consultative approach.

Ideally, we would be looking for candidates to hold a professional qualification such as Associate Membership to the Pension Management Institute (or be working towards this). However, we would also be open to applications from candidates who could bring a knowledge of the UK pensions market from relevant industry experience.

A more detailed list of requirements for this position is available within the role profile – which is available on request.

In addition to a competitive salary and access to our profit share scheme, we offer:

  • A flexible selection of employee benefits, so you can choose a package that best matches your lifestyle and needs.
  • A collaborative and encouraging work environment where your thinking and ideas are encouraged.
  • On site mental health and wellbeing assistance.
  • A commitment to helping you develop both personally and professionally, with mentoring opportunities and access to our award-winning learning portal, Aspire.
  • Regular social activities, in addition to three days paid volunteering leave each year and a day’s leave to celebrate your birthday.
  • Hybrid working so you can enjoy the positive wellbeing of working from home as well as the benefits of meeting colleagues in our sociable, modern office environments.

Together, we’ve been building better futures for over 100 years. For our people, our clients and their people, our communities and the environment. 

We thrive on tackling complex problems. And we believe those problems are best solved by diverse teams – diverse in skills, approaches and backgrounds. Our independence lets our people be themselves and think freely, while working in a collaborative, supportive environment.  We love innovative, independent thinking and want everyone to share their ideas.  

Working alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, we offer pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions. With over 1000 employees and counting, we’re one of the leading consultancies in our field and are proud to be recognised by numerous industry awards. 

We’re committed to developing our people and encourage everyone to carve out their own career path. We’ve many colleagues who started out in one team in the business and have ended up somewhere completely different, having had the chance to develop new skills and explore new passions.   

We are continually working to improve our inclusive culture and employ diverse talent. We therefore welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, which includes but isn’t limited to: age, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, marital or civil partnership status, neurodiversity, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

Our hybrid working model offers the best of both worlds – home working as well as a fun, collaborative office environment - meaning flexible working patterns to accommodate individual needs. Find out more about our careers here.

If you need any assistance in relation to a personal requirement, medical condition or neurological difference during our selection process then please let us know. 

Together, we can make this the best job you’ll ever have. 

Our culture

We live and breathe our four values – friendly, confident, partnering and straightforward – and genuinely care about out people, clients, community and the environment.

Job satisfaction

Every employee can genuinely make a difference and contribute towards achieving our purpose – together, building better futures. Whether that’s helping our clients build more secure financial futures, using your 3 days volunteering or helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Reward and wellbeing

We offer competitive salaries, a share of company profits and an award-winning benefits package. We also take your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing seriously, both in and outside of work.

Flexible working

We trust our people to work in a pattern that suits their circumstances with a healthy balance of home and office working.

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