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Pensions Administrator Milton Keynes

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The Open University

The Open University Milton Keynes United Kingdom

3 weeks ago

Unit : Finance

Salary : £25,742 to £28,759

Location : Milton Keynes

Please quote reference : 21118

Fixed Term for 6 months, Full Time

Closing Date : 7 September, 2023 - 12:00

Flexible working patterns will be considered.

It is anticipated that a hybrid working pattern can be adopted for this role, where the successful candidate can work from home and the office. However, as this role is contractually aligned to our Milton Keynes office it is expected that some attendance in the office will be required when necessary and in response to business needs. We would expect this to be approximately twice a month.

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The Pensions Team are part of the Finance & Business Services Unit which also includes the Staff Payments Team and Accounts... Teams.

The role

This is an excellent oppertunity to join a busy team who administer all aspect of pension scheme membership for staff of the Open University. The Pensions Administrator role encompasses a variety of administrative functions in connection with the University’s pension scheme members.

You will be working with a small team, so it is important you are team oriented and willing to undertake a range of tasks and responsibilities. This will include accurate data collection and submission, close liaison with other University departments and USS. It can be a busy environment therefore it is essential that you can deal with high pressure calmly and effectively.

Skills and experience
• Previous administrative experience including exposure to working in a busy office environment.
• Proven IT Skills including Microsoft word and intermediate knowledge of Excel (including creating spreadsheets, functions such as data sorting/searching and V-lookup).
• The ability to communicate confidently and effectively.
• A high level or attention to detail is essential, as is an ability to adapt to changing workloads and complexities.
• Some pension administration experience would be useful but not essential.

For further information including a full person specification, please see the link to the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Lauren Denton at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or [email protected] quoting the reference VRF 21118.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click the 'Apply' link above where you will be directed to our Careers webpage.

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all in our OU community can reach their potential. We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. We strive to recruit, retain and develop the careers of a diverse pool of students and staff, and particularly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. We also aspire to make The Open University a supportive workplace for all through our policies, services and staff networks
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