Senior Project Specialist - Pension Admin

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
14 Aug 2019
10 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

We are looking to find the right person to join our established pension projects team in Bromsgrove. Could it be you?

The Pension Administration practice area undertakes continual improvement processes and adapts software introduced by the IT development teams for internal use by staff. Senior Project Specialists will work with practice area administration teams, software development teams and project stakeholders to ensure the resultant products are delivered to meet the aims of the project within agreed timescales and costs.

Senior Project Specialists are also required to work on non-IT related projects and could be required to work externally for client specific projects.

The role

Some of the responsibilties of the role will involve the following:
  • Provide administrative support for the project management team to support the delivery and implementation of projects within agreed timescales
  • Track project deliverables
  • Assist with preparing project reports and documentation (client facing or internal)
  • Baseline and store project documentation for approval using standard Barnett Waddingham project templates
  • Contribute specialist expertise
  • Communicate with Stakeholders
  • Handle requests for information and data and prepare responses to project queries
  • Research and development of solutions to new or unknown issues, including testing of new procedures / systems and making recommendations
  • Reference to the Senior Project Specialist clients can refer to internal or external stakeholders (clients/trustees) to whom they are providing technical support and project management
  • Communicate and attend meetings with clients, providers and prospects, as required
  • Deputise for the Project Manager as agreed and liaise with Stakeholders / Team Specialists

The person

Are you an experienced pension project specialist with a strong understanding of project management concepts and of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Excel, Word and Outlook?

Do you have an understanding of software testing and proven organisational skills?

Can you demonstrate good technical writing skills?

In terms of qualifications, you'll ideally be educated to degree level with but will need to demonstrate GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C or above in Maths and English as a minimum If you have QPA or progress with other relevant PMI qualifications, it would be an advantage.

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. This doesn't necessarily mean climbing the career ladder or pursuing a professional qualification but making sure you 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
  • 1 paid volunteering day per year
  • Dress-down Fridays
  • Modern and comfortable offices where adjustments can be made in order for you carry-out your role in a safe and effective way

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.

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. An essential part of this is developing teams who give and welcome different opinions, perspectives and cultural reference; bringing a real richness in our day to day activities, which will achieve better business results, for both ourselves and for our clients. It will also enable us to access a wider talent pool without any boundaries or bias.

We define diversity and inclusion in the following ways:

Respecting differences - we recognise, respect and value individual differences, which may include gender, background, education, religion, ethnicity or perspective. It is the individual that matters and the skills they bring to our organisation.

Inclusion is about embracing these differences for the future of the company. We have created an environment where all our people feel valued and respected, where people give their best. No member of staff should feel excluded from any activity because of their own background.

Corporate Social Investmentat 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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