Pensions Administrator Jobs

Pensions administrators oversee the day-to-day management of pension schemes and life insurance policies. A Pension Administration role may involve responding to enquiries, either by phone, in writing, or increasingly, online;  updating records, amending personal details, providing statements and processing payments; collecting the necessary paperwork and arranging for the pension or cash sum to be paid, once a claim has been made.

They are not permitted to give any direct advice, but can point people towards other information sources.

Pensions administrators usually work 35 hours a week, from Monday to Friday. Part-time and job share opportunities are common.   Salaries range from around £12,000 to £30,000 a year.

An individual working in pensions administration should be organised and efficient, work well in a team, have excellent communication skills and a polite, friendly manner, be confident with numbers and technology and enjoy working with people.

Employers include insurance and life assurance companies, as well as commercial and public sector organisations that manage their own employee pension schemes.

There are also specialist benefits consultancies that manage schemes on behalf of employers.  Administrators with experience are currently in high demand.

What do I need to get into pensions administration?

There are no specific qualifications for this role, although some employers ask for at least four GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3), or equivalent qualifications. There is no upper age limit for entry. Previous experience of customer service, accountancy or insurance is welcomed.

Training is supplied by each organisation. It is usually a combination of working alongside experienced administrators and studying for professional qualifications. A wide range of qualifications for personal pension scheme administrators is available, offered through several professional bodies. Some administrators may have to pass a professional examination to meet the Financial Services Authority (FSA) standards.

Progression is usually to team leader or supervisor. With additional training, some administrators may move into pensions advice, or into other areas, such as financial advice or consultancy.

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    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.77 p/h

    Category: Office Administrator

        

  2. Service Administrator

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Office Administrator

    My client is looking for a part time administrator for an on going temporary position commencing in January. You will be working Monday to Friday 25 hours per week. This position is based in Glasgow.
    This role will involve:

    Carrying out administrative processes and processes
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    Possessing excellent ...

  3. Administrator

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Office Administrator

    Stafffinders are looking to recruit an Administration Assistant to join our client based near Paisley. This position is a short term temporary cover for approx 2 months and would require the successful candidate to start immediately.
    21 hours per week.
    Duties Include:

    Drafting documents and correspondence
    Proofreading
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    Location: Lanarkshire South

    Salary: TBC

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    Receptionist required for dental practice based in South Lanarkshire 
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    Rate of pay: £8.50ph
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    Location: Inverclyde

    Salary: £8.00 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Administrator to join our client based in Inverclyde. This is an on-going temporary positon

    Monday & Friday (approx 10 hours p/w)
     
    Duties Include:
     
    -Dealing with incoming mail
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