Trainee Administrator - Pensions
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/470/6476
  • Published: Fri 11/09/2020, 8:57 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 25/09/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,593 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames

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Trainee Administrator - Pensions

The Surrey Pensions Team currently based at County Hall, administer the pensions for members of not only the Surrey Pension Fund but are also making history by working in partnerships with four of the London Boroughs.

Although we’re part of the public sector, we bring a unique commercial focus to our pensions administration work, ensuring we provide best value for all our local authority partners. Right now, we administer schemes with 250,000 members across the funds. We are developing new member and employer portals, and actively pursuing innovative ways of using technology to provide the best possible service to our scheme members.

We are looking for 6 enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our growing team. This is a truly unique opportunity to join a ground-breaking organisation that can offer you the chance to grow and develop your career within a forward thinking Team. 

These roles are offered on an 18 month, fixed-term contract basis.

You will be responsible for a varied workload providing information to new employees ensuring they are fully aware of their pension rights, liaising with other scheme employers and calculating the range of benefits available to members of the scheme.

We don’t expect you to have any experience in pensions – what’s more important to us is that you enjoy working with figures and have a strong commitment to customer service. You will have excellent IT skills and could be given projects to work on in connection with our computerised pension administration system.

You will enjoy the challenge of working in a busy team, have the ability to work flexibly and be able to prioritise workloads to meet challenging deadlines. 

For our part we will provide staff with an open environment where they feel confident about raising ideas and taking part in shaping our culture and celebrating our success.

To be shortlisted for interview for this position your application will need to clearly evidence:

  • Experience within a customer service environment
  • IT skills
  • 5 GCSE including maths and English or equivalent

Please note that Surrey County Council’s headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be phasing a relocation back into Surrey to support our Community Vision 2030.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile. We look forward to receiving your application.

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For an informal discussion please contact Fiona Jackson by e-mail at

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th September with interviews to follow.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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