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Pensions Administrator

Employer
XPS Group
Location
Bristol, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Pensions Administrator

Bristol

Hybrid

Full Time

Permanent

Senior Associate Level

XPS Administration is experiencing high growth and we are now looking to hire an experienced Pensions Administrator to join our vibrant Bristol office with hybrid working.

XPS is an award-winning Pensions Consultancy with over 1700 staff in locations across the UK and our business continues to experience rapid growth. We value our people as we recognise they provide the key to our success. XPS Pensions Group has been ranked Gold in the Employee Engagement category and Silver in the Employee-Centric Company category at the UK Employee Experience Awards. XPS Pensions Group has also won two awards at the Business Culture Awards winning Best Business Culture Transformation Initiative and the overall Gold Award winner for Business Culture.

The role:

As a Pensions Administrator with XPS you will provide services to a wide range of trust-based company pension schemes and will...

  • Perform various administration tasks e.g., handling of new entrants, leavers, retirements, transfers and deaths
  • Update relevant pensions administration databases and systems
  • Running automated calculations and performing manual benefit calculations
  • Develop a knowledge of clients and their associated schemes
  • Logging and scanning of correspondence

Your profile:

We are looking for a Pensions Administrator with previous experience who is looking for a new challenge and who wants to be part of this exciting period of growth. This role requires...

  • Previous experience administering DB schemes
  • Knowledge and understanding of the pensions industry
  • A numerical aptitude evidenced by work experience or academic achievements
  • Strong Maths and English GCSE or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience of MS Office Products such as Excel and Word (or similar)
  • Strong organisation skills
  • A can-do attitude

What we offer:

We believe in our people and we will work with you to unlock your potential and support your career whilst giving you the opportunity to work with some of the most dynamic and collaborative people in our industry.

Are you looking for a challenging and fulfilling career for an organisation with a conscience? At XPS, you can expect an exciting and fulfilling career in a growing business and an industry that provides a consistent challenge whilst also working to contribute positively to the communities in which we operate and help those beyond our organisation.

Our five Employee Networks - XPS Women's Network, XPS LGBTQ+ Network, XPS Menopause Network, XPS Disability Network and XPS Multicultural Network - play an important role in our culture. They lead our inclusive programme of events, campaigns and workshops throughout the year and our internal mentoring programme also has a role to play, for example in advancing gender equality.

As an employee at XPS, you know you are joining a winning team, as a testament to all the brilliant work that everyone at XPS does, we are delighted and excited to have won a clean sweep at the Prestigious Professional Pensions UK Pensions Awards 2022 winning the Investment Consultancy of the Year award, Third Party Administrator of the Year and Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year.

At XPS, we became carbon neutral across our entire value chain back in 2021 and have a strong focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and sustainability, and build this ethos into all of our manager research and subsequently our client solutions.

We embrace differences and we will respect your ideas, perspective and style. Our business thrives on our diversity and mix of experience that leads to innovation. When you take a role with XPS you will be joining a community of professionals driven by integrity and delivery and you can be sure that your wellbeing is taken seriously.

We are happy to talk about flexible working and hybrid working and we understand everyone has different needs.

We offer an attractive reward package, including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Participation in a Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • A set of core benefits including pension plan, life assurance, employee assistance programme, access to a qualified, practicing GP 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • A comprehensive range of voluntary and flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle including holiday trading, tech scheme, cycle to work scheme, dental cover, healthcare cash plan, critical illness cover, private medical cover for self and family, travel insurance and a broad range of discounts at hundreds of retailers.

What next:

If you feel XPS could be the next step on your career ladder, please apply directly via the links provided and we look forward to learning more about you. We will consider all applicants and respond swiftly.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer, meaning we are committed to ensuring your XPS journey is as accessible as possible. Please discuss with the recruitment team, via phone or email, if you require any adjustments to the recruitment process. For example, we can provide materials in an alternative format, or give you extra time in interviews or tests.

If you do not feel ready to apply or still have questions, please contact Mei Mei Mohan on the recruitment team at XPS.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Right to Work confirmation
  • DBS Disclosure check
  • Employment or educational references covering five years
  • Satisfactory credit check

XPS Pensions Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Please note we reserve the right to close our vacancies early and we only accept CVs direct from candidates or our preferred supplier list.

Company

XPS Group is a leading UK consulting and administration business specialising in the pensions and insurance sectors. A FTSE 250 company, XPS combines expertise and insight with advanced technology and analytics to address the needs of over 1,400 pension schemes and their sponsoring employers on an ongoing and project basis. We undertake pensions administration for over one million members and provide advisory services to schemes and corporate sponsors in respect of schemes of all sizes, including 88 with assets over £1bn. We also provide wider ranging support to insurance companies in the life and bulk annuities sector.

15,000+ clients 


One million+ member pensions administered


15 locations across the UK


99% of clients agree we are collaborative in our approach and enjoy working with us

Life at XPS

…We provide the opportunities, the training and the support. Our people do the rest!
At XPS, our vision is to create a vibrant place to work where difference is recognised as a strength and where talented people can flourish and achieve their highest potential. As an XPS employee, you will never be without opportunities to grow and develop, and you will always have access to the wide range of support we offer from our benefits package to our diverse and wide, ranging networks, including mental health allies. We work hard and celebrate success together – join us and find out for yourself how exciting your future could be.

Read more about XPS Group work culture, here and discover XPS people's approach, here

Life at XPS

Rachel Gillion
HR Director

Our purpose

We exist to shape and support safe, robust and well-understood pension schemes for the benefit of people and society


Our vision

We will constantly challenge the pensions industry to improve and achieve better outcomes for members


Our mission

We strive to be leaders in pensions, investment consulting and administration with brilliant people and leading technology delivering better outcomes for pension scheme members and rewarding careers for our people
Our Employee Networks


Our five Employee Networks – XPS Women’s Network, XPS LGBTQ+ Network, XPS Menopause Network, XPS Disability Network and XPS Multicultural Network – play an important role in our culture.

They lead our inclusive programme of events, campaigns and workshops, such as celebrating International Women’s and Men’s Days, Pride Month and Black History Month, our Be Yourself at Work campaign and our workshops on LGBTQ+ Allyship, the importance of self-promotion for women’s careers, menopause awareness and confidence when speaking up. Our internal mentoring programme also has a role to play, for example in advancing gender equality.

Of course, it’s one thing to agree words amongst ourselves. It’s another to bring those words to life.

 Our People Approach

Enter our people – our problem solvers, our forward thinkers, our hard workers. Whether in our actuarial, investment, administration, HR, marketing, legal or systems departments, all our people work with a societal purpose. It’s the XPS way.

Our people deliver for us. It’s only right therefore that we deliver for them. Our People Approach is designed to do just that and we pride ourselves on delivering around inclusivity, opportunities for all, flexibility, wellbeing and, last but not least, fun!

Check out our people approach here!

Rewards and benefits

We want our people to know they matter so we offer a range of perks and benefits:

  • Holiday entitlement
  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • SAYE scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Sight tests
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Opportunities for hybrid working
  • Generous annual flex allowance
  • My XPS, My Benefits – flexible benefits you choose to suit you personally, including the option to buy additional holiday, bikes for work, private health care, travel insurance and dental insurance
  • XPS Rewards – designed to offer you access to a wide range of discounts, saving you money on your shopping

My XPS, My Choice!

A societal purpose, a People Approach – welcome to life at XPS.

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