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Pension Administration

Pensions Caseworker Level 1

Preston

Job Ref
LPP 006
Location
Preston
Salary
Competitive

Pensions Caseworker Level 1
Preston, Lancashire
£Competitive

Purpose: 

To assist in the provision of a pensions administration service in respect of the pension schemes administered by the Local Pensions Partnership. 

Key Accountabilities: 

- To process and check a range of entry level pensions case work, including but not restricted to refunds and leavers, ensuring service level targets and deadlines are met in respect of these areas 

- To undertake a range of pensioner payroll changes, ensuring that changes are timely and accurate, and that pensioner payroll deadlines are met 

- To respond to member correspondence relating to the work undertaken within the level 1 Casework Team, again ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in these areas 

- To support service provision as appropriate undertaking other duties commensurate with the post 

- Liaise with customers, and third parties obtaining information in respect of the work undertaken on the Level 1 Casework Team 

- Treat information security with the upmost respect, dealing appropriately with sensitive and confidential information within Service protocol/guidelines 

Person Specification: 

- Experience in a busy financial and/or transactional office environment 

- Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as being an effective team player, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes, working flexibly, whilst at all times developing and maintaining good working relationship within the team and the service. 

- Proven ability to undertake detailed mathematical calculations accurately. 

- Demonstrable ability to work accurately and to deadlines. 

- Ability to use systems and processes relevant to pension payroll and pension administration. 

- The ability to communicate effectively at all levels possessing excellent communication skills. 

- Commitment to providing a good customer service at all times. 

- Maintain an understanding and actively support LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, including maintaining an understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda and embedding good practice. 

Qualifications: 

- 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above 

How to Apply: 

Please select the apply button shown to submit a CV and covering letter confirming your current renumeration package. 

Please note that as part of the recruitment process, candidates may be invited to complete both ability and psychometric assessments and will receive feedback. 

We regret that we will only be able to respond to successful applicants. 

The closing date for applications is the 2nd April 2019. We invite all applicants to apply as soon as possible and please note that the campaign will close when sufficient applications have been received. 

LPP is keen to promote a diverse workforce to maximise our ability to provide quality services to all our customers. All applicants who are known to be disabled and who meet the minimum criteria for the role will progress to the next stage of the recruitment process. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Additional Keywords: Pensions Caseworker Level 1, Pensions Caseworker, Pensions Administrator, Finance Administrator, Accounts Administrator, Finance Assistant, Accounts Assistant. 

Function
Pension Administration
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
37 Hours


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Pensions Caseworker level 2

Preston

Job Ref
LPP016
Location
Preston
Salary
Competitive

Purpose


To assist in the provision of a pension scheme administration service in respect of the pension schemes administered by the Local Pensions Partnership.

Key Accountabilities

• To process and check a range of general pensions case work, including, but not restricted to benefits estimates, transfers, retirements, commutation of benefits and the combining of benefits, ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in respect these areas

• To respond to member correspondence relating to the work undertaken within the level 2 Casework Team, again ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in these areas

• Ensure that all work is carried out in a timely and accurate manner

• To actively develop an understanding of current regulations and overriding legislation, maintaining an up to date knowledge

• To support service provision as appropriate undertaking other duties commensurate with the post

• Liaise with customers and third parties obtaining information in respect of the work undertaken on the Level 2 Casework Team

• Treat information security with the upmost respect, dealing appropriately with sensitive and confidential information within Service protocol/guidelines

Person Specification

• Practical working experience in a pension administration role

• Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as being an effective team player, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes, working flexibly, whilst at all times developing and maintaining good working relationship within the team and the service as a whole

• Proven ability to undertake detailed mathematical calculations accurately

• Demonstrable ability to work accurately and to deadlines

• Ability to use systems and processes relevant to pension payroll and pension administration

• Ability to use Excel and Word to a good standard

• The ability to communicate effectively at all levels possessing excellent communication skills

• Commitment to providing a good customer service at all times

• Demonstrable ability to apply and interpret complex regulations, relevant to the casework undertaken on the Level 2 Casework team

• Maintain an understanding and actively support LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, including maintaining an understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda and embedding good practice


Qualifications

• 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above

• A recognised pension administration qualification (or working towards) would be desirable

How to Apply

You can apply for this role by submitting a CV and covering letter confirming your current remuneration package.

Please note that as part of the recruitment process, candidates may be invited to complete both ability and psychometric assessments and will receive feedback.

We regret that we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

Applications should be sent ideally by email to job-application@localpensionspartnership.org.uk or to the HR team based at LPP, 2nd Floor 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL by the closing date below. For any questions around applying and/or further details in relation to the position please do not hesitate to contact the HR team on 0207-369-6952




Function
Pension Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37 Hours


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Investments

Senior Analyst - Credit

London

Job Ref
LPPI
Location
London

Job Purpose

The role will be primarily responsible for providing analytical support to maintain and accelerate the LPPI’s investments incorporating the Credit assets allocation portfolio. Key activities include:

• Assisting with asset allocation in accordance with the agreed investment strategy.

• Assisting with the selection of direct, indirect investments and investment managers.

• Monitoring of investments.

• Build knowledge and capability across the investments function in order to support the wider team in the monitoring of external investment mandates/direct investments and to produce management information to facilitate decision making at the highest level.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead analysis (including task-based supervision of junior staff where required) to assist with investment activity and the subsequent management and monitoring of Credit Assets ensuring these are invested in accordance to the agreed Investment Strategy, generating the level of expected investment returns.

• Working with colleagues, contribute to LPPI’s stated objectives to close clients’ funding deficit within agreed time frames by optimising the performance characteristics of the Credit portfolio and assist the Credit Investment team in ensuring that LPPI’s investments are:

- Consistent with the Fund’s investment aims/expected returns and within acceptable risks.

- Managed by ‘best of breed’ managers - contributing to manager selection processes whilst monitoring and reviewing existing managers against their respective performance metrics.

- Placed within appropriate funds which match the LPPI’s investment profile and cash flow requirements.

- Providing value for money by managing the fund’s expense ratio efficiently; and

- Improving the fund managers’ accountability and asset transparency.

• Support the team in developing the Credit Strategy and monitoring and exploring the development of investment opportunities in the market.

• Ensuring the effective administration and monitoring of the Credit portfolio.

• Contribute to the management of clients’ assets more broadly by understanding and supporting the development and implementation of asset allocation and investment strategies.

Key Accountabilities

• Lead accountability for completion of new investment due diligence work/reports as directed by senior staff. This will include both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

• Assist the Investment Director in identifying, and proposing appropriate recommendations in relation to new Credit investment opportunities, playing an important role in the selection of appropriate fund managers.

• Lead on monitoring of manager communications and support effective running of Credit fund manager meetings and be responsible for up keep of manager database, meeting notes and proactively following up on all action points as necessary.

• Contribute to the management and monitoring of Credit asset performance by processing/reviewing all investment and accounting information from fund managers and direct investments to ensure that investments are managed in accordance to expected targets, returns, investment guidelines and parameters.

• Responsible for providing advice and guidance on Credit asset related quantitative related matters to the Investments team, Executive Management Team, various investment committees and Board members as appropriate.

• Contribute to the monitoring and analysis of Credit asset performance, report findings to the CIO/Investment Committee/Investment Sub Committee and Executive Management Team on a regular basis.

• Support information requirements of the operations team as required.

• Continually develop knowledge and skill on all matters relating to Credit assets under guidance of senior colleagues and attend professional courses and/or seminars as approved by the Investment Director.

• Attend appropriate Credit Asset class networking group activities to develop relationships with fund managers and other Credit asset investors.

• To contribute and actively support LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives as directed.

Person Specification

• Degree level educated preferably gained within a finance, economics or Maths/statistics related discipline.

• Enthusiastic and enquiring personality, backed by desire to take on new challenges and learning opportunities.

• Ideally, three-five years’ experience in investment or financial analysis gained within a relevant organisation; possession of post-graduate qualifications in accounting or finance an advantage.

• High level of demonstrable knowledge in Credit and ideally, previous experience and/or interest in co-investment and direct deals.

• Demonstrable theoretical knowledge and practical experience of portfolio optimisation and asset allocation encompassing alternative asset knowledge.

• Qualitative and quantitative analytical capabilities including advanced use of spreadsheets and database software; ability to use MS office tools to assist in communication of key messages to facilitate decisions.

• Experience in developing and following an investment process.

• Highly effective communication, influencing and relationship management skills including personal credibility in delivering strategic information to peers, Executive Committee and Board Members to facilitate high level decision making.

• The ability to build positive and productive working relationships with a variety of internal and external partners including Fund Managers.

• Existing developed industry network or ability to develop with stakeholders at all levels maintaining contacts and using skill to professional advantage for investment opportunity origination.

• A proactive, self-motivate team player who can manage a high workload with multiple deadlines ensuring expectations are managed throughout.

• An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP’s commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Function
Investments
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37


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Investment Risk Analyst

London

Job Ref
LPPI
Location
London

Job Purpose


You will work as a member of the risk management team in providing financial risk management services to clients, internal stakeholders and shareholders.



Key Accountabilities


•To measure, monitor, analyse and report investment risks (market, liquidity, counterparty credit, leverage, valuation risks etc.) for funds managed by LPP and for the Pension Clients’ portfolios
•To maintain and enhance investment risk data, models, systems and reporting processes for LPPI’s investments and funds in Equities, Fixed Income, Credit, Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure etc.
•To maintain investment risk reporting and procedures to meet LPPI’s regulatory requirements as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager

Key Responsibilities



•Develop and maintain a high standard of investment risk analysis and reporting across various asset classes at investment, fund and client portfolio levels
•Maintain and enhance data, modelling and reporting systems & workflows for investment risk processes
•Prepare investment risk analysis and Management Information for LPPI’s various committees, internal stakeholders and regulatory reporting.
•Work with senior members in the team to implement enhanced risk & quantitative models, risk systems and automated reporting workflows.

Person Specification
•Educated, preferably master’s level, in Mathematics, Finance or related Quantitative discipline
•2-5 years of relevant work experience within Investment or Market Risk, preferably in asset management industry
•Good quantitative and programming skills with good proficiency in Excel VBA and experience in using Bloomberg. Proficiency in languages like R or Python and in databases is desirable.
•A sound understanding of return and risk characteristics of various asset classes
•Highly developed numerical, analytical and report writing skills.
•A proactive, self-motivated team player
•A lateral thinker with excellent problem solving and organisational ability
•Highly effective communication skills including the ability to build good working relationships

Function
Investments
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Finance

Financial Control Accountant - Strategic Projects LPP

London

Job Ref
LPP
Location
London

Purpose
Reporting into the Head of Financial control this role is to support the financial analysis and insight across group level projects and change programmes. The post holder will be integral to ensuring that the financial position including key issues are reported in a robust and timely manner for all projects and strategic change programmes to stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities
• Responsible for the monthly preparation of project related financial modelling, forecasts and variance analysis for all projects and strategic change programmes.

• Accountable for investigating all variances to budget and undertake any adhoc analysis as directed by the Head of Financial Control.

• Assist in the preparation of monthly reports for Project Boards and Steering Committees ensuring key highlights and risks/issues are communicated.

• Work with Head of Financial Control on integration of project and strategic change budgets and forecasts are fed into the main business budgets.

• Responsible for proactively supporting the co-ordination of all processes and activities related to project and strategic change budgeting and forecasting.

• Accountable for the reconciliation and accuracy of data in the reporting models and the timely resolution of issues.

• Assisting the Head of Financial Control in Financial analysis and the production of any budget reports as requested by the CFO and/or the Management Reporting team including items for the Board and Committee papers.

• Support the team in managing fluctuations in workload and prioritising to meeting deadlines, as well as contributing to team initiatives.

• Collaborate with Finance colleagues on promoting continuous improvement to processes as well as developing a risk awareness and risk mitigation framework within Finance.

• Actively support the LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed.

Person Specification
The post holder will demonstrate:

• A part/qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent qualification with at least 12 months experience in management accounting or financial planning and analysis.

• Demonstrable highly effective communication skills including the ability to build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally whilst managing expectations throughout.

• Demonstrable advanced knowledge and skills in the use of Microsoft Excel. Skills in VBA would be desirable.

• Advanced analytical skills with the ability to analyse a large volume of data and present the information in a reporting format.

• Good level of numerical and report writing skills including a working knowledge of MS office tools to assist in the communication of key messages and to facilitate discussions and decision making.

• A proactive, self-motivated team player who can manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.

• An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP’s commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37


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Finance Business Partner

London

Job Ref
LPP
Location
London

Purpose
Working as a member of the LPP Finance Team based in London, reporting to the Head of Management Reporting, this role aims to deliver high quality, efficient finance and accountancy services to the organisation and its customers.

The role encompasses business partnering, data analysis, financial reconciliations, financial planning and management reporting whilst working in close collaboration with the Financial Control team. Support Head of Management Reporting in delivery of accurate and robust information for various stakeholders within deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

• Budget setting
Lead on reconciliation between prior year expenditure and year to date costs to enable senior colleagues and budget holders to challenge the draft budget.

• Models
Develop and enhance all aspects of budget setting models including analysis, interpretation and support.

• Business Partnering
Lead on providing a business partnering services to budget holders across the LPP Group. Provide budget holders with assistance in financial matters, updates on Finance team programmes, appropriate challenge and gather information from them to support reporting.
Key Accountabilities

• Accountable for the day to day running of the budget setting process, updating and informing management within the Finance team of progress towards this objective.

• Lead on regular monitoring of performance/budget variances providing associated analysis as needed via regular communication with budget holders across the business. Applying challenge where appropriate to forecast and budget requests as well as ensuring Finance supports key internal customers.

• Principle accountability for ensuring Finance colleagues are able to include appropriate narrative within monthly management reports and briefing the Head of Management Reporting ahead of their review and challenge with Executive Committee members of said reports.

• Deputise for the Head of Management Reporting at meetings and Committees when required.

• Supervise junior team members and ensure regular communication takes place to ensure delivery of targets and development of team capabilities.

• Gain a good knowledge and understanding of the current activities in the organisation to provide value-add analysis and challenge to the business.

• Collaborate closely with Finance colleagues in the delivery of team objectives. Support the team in managing fluctuations in workload and prioritising to meet deadlines, as well as contributing to team initiatives.

• Support the team in managing fluctuations in workload and prioritising to meeting deadlines, as well as contributing to team initiatives. Also carry out any other duties commensurate with the post and where appropriate take additional responsibility when cover needs to be maintained.

• Actively support the LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed.
Person Specification

• Qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent qualification with at least 3 years experience in a Finance function.

• Experience and skills in financial planning and analysis would be desirable.

• Demonstrable thorough understanding of financial systems, processes and controls.

• Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to present arguments to support and/ or challenge the current position.

• Confidence in handling and interpreting complex numerical data and presenting to a range of stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.

• Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally. Ability to effectively liaise with team members as required.

• A proactive, self-motivated team player who has the ability to manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.

• An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP’s commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37


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Marketing & Communications

Senior Marketing and Brand Manager

London

Job Ref
LPP
Location
London

Role summary: The senior marketing and brand manager manages the day to day marketing activities of LPP and long-term marketing strategy for the company, including support for the three business lines, LPFA and GLIL, with a particular focus on digital marketing engagement.

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for day-to-day management of all marketing for the company aligned to corporate strategy, include managing direct reports
• Analyzing the competitive sector and design and implement a marketing strategy, integrating digital, that helps build the brand in our chosen market
• Searching for and capitalizing on new marketing opportunities and best practice
• Overseeing the company’s day-to-day marketing budget
• Preparing online, digital and print marketing campaigns for LPP, LPPI and corporate functions like HR (supporting the ‘Employer of Choice’ strategy through creative campaigns)
• Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications
• Creating a wide range of different marketing materials for the business
• Managing and working closely with marketing/design agencies and assisting with strategic activities
• Analyzing potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing
• Website management, including developing new sites and content management
• Support business development by providing tender documents and by converting channel traffic into leads (including using SEO)
• Ensure brand guidelines are understood and implemented, as well as how to creatively apply them across assigned areas and marketing deliverables

Person Specification:
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:
• Degree educated in marketing/communications or similar business -related field
• CIM certifications would be beneficial
• Minimum of 10 years marketing experience gained preferably within the investment management or pensions industry
• Knowledge of investment management and pensions sectors and challenges inherent therein
• Effective communication and influencing skills
• Flexible and dynamic approach to working across multiple projects and issues

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.






Function
Marketing & Communications
Type
Permanent


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