Pensions Project Manager

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Pension Administration
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We are proud to be a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance. Each individual delivers on our shared values and our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of trust, integrity and quality.  We aim to continue our growth by recruiting talented and committed individuals that have the desire to learn and develop. We strive to employ staff who share our values and can bring special skills - enhancing the service that we provide to our clients.

The Pension Administration Business was established in 1993. Our core business is the provision of services to trustees of UK occupational pension schemes DB, DC, CARE, cash balance – and we will do this as a stand-alone “admin-only” appointment or in conjunction with services provided by other Barnett Waddingham practice areas. The services are provided from all of our UK offices and include:

  • Benefit administration   
  • Cash handling and preparing draft accounts
  • Pensioner payroll          
  • PPF assessment administration services
  • Administration consulting services
  • Data audits and data cleansing
  • Scheme governance and trustee secretarial        
  • Specialist roles (secondments, expert witness)
  • Bespoke one off projects           
  • Support for trustees and in-house personnel


About the role

The Pension Administration practice area undertakes continual improvement processes and adapts software introduced by the IT development teams for internal use by staff.  The Project Manager will work with the pension administration team in Glasgow and with the wider Project Manager Group to assist managing multiple client projects and in particular, new client implementations.  Duties might include:

  • Agreeing project objectives with stakeholders and writing project briefs / requirement specifications to document objectives
  • Compiling cost benefit, quality and risk analyses, and contributing to the decision making process for project approval;
  • Ensuring a communication plan to ensure that all stakeholders including appropriate teams are kept up to date with progress and expectations are managed;
  • Ensuring that project deliverables meet the requirements of project briefs;
  • Ensuring that objectives are met within the agreed timescales;
  • Managing testing of project deliverables to ensure quality requirements are met;
  • Ensuring that project deliverables are successfully released;
  • Arranging appropriate training for users;
  • Tracking progress, effort and cost using appropriate systems;
  • Providing advice on the management of projects


About the person

A good understanding of pension administration and software is essential

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner or Agile

We'd like to see evidence of software testing but if not actual experience then an understanding of the process

As the person will be liaising with a number of  stakeholders across the Firm, we will be looking for really strong communication, negotiation and organisational skills

We're looking for somebody who enjoys working in a team but who takes the initiative and is happy to drive projects forward to match and deliver on client expectations


What we offer

  • Flexible annual leave scheme, a generous pension scheme and a competitive (discretionary) annual bonus
  • A broad range of flexible (salary sacrifice) benefits to suit your lifestyle and stage
  • Scope for career progression – we will encourage and support your personal and professional development if that is what you want, allowing you to feel a sense of achievement and progression
  • The opportunity to work in a multi-award winning pensions consultancy
  • Fresh fruit available to all staff free of charge along with free squash, teas, coffees and hot chocolate – something for everybody!
  • Opportunities to socialise or participate in sport, social or cultural activities
  • Dress-down Fridays
  • 1 paid volunteering day per year
  • Match-funding for individuals raising money for a recognised charity


Values at Barnett Waddingham

Our values are important to us and we want them to be important to you too: Principled, Quality, Partnership and Respect.


Wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham

Employee wellbeing has always been important to Barnett Waddingham and we believe that wellbeing at work is about raising awareness of where issues can arise and balancing the needs of employees and the business.   Our aim is to create an environment which allows individuals to be satisfied at work, be successful in what they do and enable them to achieve their full potential. We have a number of programmes to support wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham.


Corporate Social Investment at Barnett Waddingham

As a firm, we recognise that we have an impact that goes beyond our core activities.

Our corporate social investment programme is an integral part of what we do and is focused on ensuring that our overall impact is a positive one.

  1. Our environment - we have an obligation to reduce the impact that we have on the environment and we consider our consumption, waste, and travel to set clear improvement targets.
  2. Sustainable development - we aim to avoid adverse social and environmental impact in our supply-chain by reducing the environmental impact from service contractors as well as purchasing products that meet recognised environmental standards.
  3. Ethical procurement - People in our supply-chain must be treated with respect and have clear employment rights; we would not knowingly use any service contractors who contravened any such issues.
  4. Charities and volunteering - Our employees make a valuable contribution through their volunteering - each employee is entitled to take one working day a year to volunteer for a recognised good cause. We also match any employee’s personal donations or sponsorship to recognised organisations and charities
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