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Interim, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting

£Very Competitive  + Car Allowance  + Completion Bonus & Benefits

Location: UK, Home Based, London, East Anglia, Midlands West, North East, Yorkshire (inc Humberside), North West (inc. Isle of Man), South (inc. Isle of Wight), South East (inc Home Counties), South West, Middle East, Hybrid

Interim Pensions Manager (Maternity Cover)


£Very Competitive  + Car Allowance  + Completion Bonus & Benefits


Location: Hybrid/Remote Working - Company HQ located in the West Midlands


Are you a master of managing pension schemes and employee benefits? Then you're exactly the person our client needs as their Pensions Manager. The company are headquartered in the West Midlands, and this role is on a maternity cover basis, with a handover commencing in mid-October 2023. As such, there is a high level of urgency in recruiting for this role. Currently the team work on a hybrid/remote basis so you can be based anywhere in the UK if you are close to good rail/road commuting links into the West Midlands for regular meetings. The contract will last up to 13 months and our client will offer a completion bonus as its imperative that the Interim Pensions Manager completes the project.


As Pensions Manager, your primary focus will be to manage our client's pension schemes and employee benefit arrangements.


As the main point of contact for external pensions providers and internal stakeholders, you'll need to be a confident communicator with a knack for numbers and spreadsheets.


Our client is a large organisation, part of a global plc. So, the role splits into 60% managing and dealing with queries from internal employees, and 40% of your duties will be the cyclical annual tasks. You may also have to deal with questions from the broader HR and Finance teams.


As such, you can expect a high volume of enquiries, so your organisational skills will be tested in prioritising your workload accordingly. You'll also have a right-first-time approach and demonstrate a calm, level-headed character.


You'll be responsible, with the support of the Benefits Advisor, for managing all matters relating to pension schemes, as well as other benefits like life assurance, company cars, private medical insurance, and voluntary offerings. You'll liaise with pension schemes formally and informally, write newsletters and letters, and even host webinars and events to help employees better understand their pension options.


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To excel in this role, you'll need plenty of experience managing corporate pension schemes, Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit, preferably gained in-house or at a pensions consultancy firm. You should also have a Pensions Management Institute (PMI) qualification or equivalent experience. Above all, you should be passionate about employee benefits and rewards, with excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple stakeholders.


This role is working on a hybrid basis, meeting on-site occasionally at our client's Solihull office in the West Midlands. Our client offers flexibility on days, so you could work 5 full days or potentially opt for reduced hours across 4 days if preferred.


You must be able to commit to a minimum of 13 months of work to handle the annual tasks, such as preparing annual statements and reports and hosting the yearly trust meetings.


Please note that this role will be on the payroll for our client and not via a limited or umbrella company.


They want someone who can bring personality and flair to the role, so if you're ready to take on this new challenge, email your CV quoting reference LX 1595572 to or call us on 01905 381 320.



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