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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  1. Typist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £7.83 p/h

    Category: Typist

    Stafffinders are looking for a Typist for our well-established client based in Renfrewshire. This is a short term, temporary contract.
     
    The hourly rate is dependent on the candidate’s experience.
     
    Hours will vary day-to-day.
     
    Other areas of responsibility

    Typing letters/emails
    Secretarial duties including, photocopying, scanning and ensuring they remain ...

  2. Typist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Typist

    Stafffinders are looking for a Typist for our well-established client based in Renfrewshire. This is a short term, temporary contract.
     
    The hourly rate is dependent on the candidate’s experience.
     
    Hours will vary day-to-day.
     
    Other areas of responsibility

    Typing letters/emails
    Secretarial duties including, photocopying, scanning and ensuring they remain ...

  3. Typist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Typist

    Stafffinders are looking for a Typist for our well-established client based in Renfrewshire. This is a short term, temporary contract.
     
    The hourly rate is dependent on the candidate’s experience.
     
    Hours will vary day-to-day.
     
    Other areas of responsibility

    Typing letters/emails
    Secretarial duties including, photocopying, scanning and ensuring they remain ...

  4. Customer Relations

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £7.50 p/h

    Category: Office Administrator

    Stafffinders are looking to recruit a Customer Service Administrator to join our client in Renfrewshire. This position is on-going temporary.
    £7.83 per hour. Monday to Friday, 9-5pm
    Duties Include:

    Providing telephone support for customer queries
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  5. Administrator

    Location: Carluke

    Salary: £8.75 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    We are looking for an administrator to join one of their clients during a busy period.
    This is an immediate start and those with access to their own transport are preferable for this role. The hours are Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm this is an ongoing role approximately 4 weeks initially ...

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