Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) is an award-winning pension services business with offices across the UK. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced risk professional to join our team. Reporting to the Senior Employer Risk Manager you will focus on delivering a high quality employer risk advisory service to LPP clients and customers with a specific focus on pensions.
As you would expect from a pension organisation, LPP offers employees access to an excellent pension scheme with 12.4% (Preston) or 12% (London) employer contributions.
We offer a 37 hour working week, with flexibility in working pattern for the right candidates. LPP provides an environment of continuous personal and professional development to support employees in reaching their full potential to deliver our vision ‘to be a leading pension services business’. This role could be based in Preston, Lancashire, London or there is a possibility it could be home based for the right candidate.
- Ensure customers receive focussed and relevant advice and reports developing effective, strong client relationships
- Interpret/analyse complex financial and actuarial data and produce recommendations accordingly
- Interpret and advise on legal issues within a pension’s regulation-based framework
- Manage a small team of staff, underlying systems and processes
- Ensure quality control systems are developed and applied across the team’s remit
- Ensure performance targets are met as set out in client contracts
- Manage, motivate and develop staff to provide high quality analysis and client reports
- Manage complex databases and systems ensuring these are accurate and up to date
- Draft high-quality reports for customers both internal and external, drawing on data and analysis managed/carried out within the team
- Successful delivery of miscellaneous projects, for example valuations, large scale data migrations, ad-hoc pieces of work requested by clients
- Keep abreast of developments within multiple arenas which are relevant to the team’s remit
- Maintain and develop positive working relationships with colleagues and external agencies through regular contact, attendance at meetings, managing expectations etc.
The post holder will demonstrate:
- Excellent communication skills, with ability to build positive relationships
- Excellent numerical, analysis and IT skills
- A full understanding of risk management principles
- Ability to engage with, and influence, senior finance, legal and actuarial professionals
- Experience of working within regulatory frameworks
- Good analytical, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyse complex financial data, and propose strategic approaches to complex issues.
- Demonstrate positive behaviour, acting as a role model to staff through positive and consistent behaviours and approach in line with LPP strategic values of:
- Working together
- Committed to excellence
- Doing the right thing
- Forward thinking
- Ideally degree educated in a numerical subject; a recognised accountancy qualification would be advantageous
- Local government pension knowledge is desirable but not essential
Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.