Pension Systems Specialist


This vacancy is now closed

Due to the current situation with Covid 19, BW’s recruitment process has slowed down. We are keen to continue to receive applications for active vacancies which will be reviewed as normal and where possible we will conduct video interviews for some vacancies but cannot offer this for all roles. We will however try to manage candidate expectations going forwards and will resume our normal application process as soon as we are able.

We are proud to be a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance.

We have a bespoke pension administration system called Penstream and are pleased to invite applications for the role of Penstream Specialist.  This role is permanent and full-time.  The Penstream team onboard new clients, undertake business as usual pension systems work, testing and checking of data.  There would also potentially be the opportunity to get involved with programming and new business pitches. 

This is an additional role within the team to support growth across the firm.  If you have a flair for systems,  a knowledge of the pension industry (defined benefit or defiined contribution) and are ready to progress to the next step of your career with an award-winning firm, then please do read on!

About the role

Penstream development and implementation work is carried out in accordance with the Pension Administration Department’s control environment procedures which are in place to ensure accuracy and timeliness of the services for clients.

Project based work as including system development or procedural and technical support functions

  • New client systems installations and administration process automation
  • Day-to-day technical support for pension administration systems
  • Research and development of solutions to new or unknown issues, including testing and making recommendations
  • Attend meetings and provide system demonstrations with providers, clients and prospects as required
  • Train and support colleagues
  • Read and understand scheme documentation in order to automate processes and explain calculation reasoning
  • Any other reasonable task as advised from time-to-time


Qualifications and Experience

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C /  5 and above are essential
  • A pension administration qualification would be an advantage
  • Candidates should have a background in DB or DC pension administration with a flair for systems or a desire to move in to more of a  systems-based role
  • A strong understanding of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Excel, Word and Outlook


About the Person

In terms of the person, we're looking for candidates who are professional who like to make sure that things are done properly and are good at spotting opportunity for improvement etc.

Candidates will also be strong team players who are willing to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in.

Finally, we'd like to see really strong communications skills as this role not only involves communication with stakeholders in the business but also clients and prospects as well.


What’s in it for you?

  • Working for a company listed as being in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020
  • 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 development – making sure you feel a sense of achievement and progression
  • 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.   We have a number of programmes to support wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham.

Diversity at Barnett Waddingham

We want to have a diverse and inclusive workforce as we believe that it will provide us with high performing teams that will be the driving force behind our continued success.

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