Interim Pensions Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£435 - £450 per day
05 Apr 2018
05 May 2018
Full Time

I am recruiting an interim Pensions Manager for a London based Local Authority with immediate effect – interviews will be held next week.

With direct responsibility for the Authority’ Pensions Committee/Board and overall day to day responsibility for managing 2 staff, the successful candidate will be a CCAB qualified accountant with extensive experience in LGPS finance at a senior level.

The key skills sought by my client are:

  • Knowledge of the local government finance system and the key influences on the strategic finances of the authority
  • Knowledge of Pension Fund accounting
  • Good communication influencing and presentation skills
  • Experience of managing and developing Pensions Fund strategies within a local government setting
  • Experience of working in a political environment
  • Senior management experience
  • Delivery of significant change programmes
  • Knowledge of financial and money markets and investment management experience in the public, private or voluntary sector
  • Experience of senior level finance work in a public organisation
  • An understanding of constitutional and business processes in Local Government

Day to day activities include but are not limited to:

  • To manage pension committee and local pension board agendas, prepare and present reports such that committee/board members receive sufficient information on all aspects of the pension schemes activities to enable them to discharge all of their responsibilities effectively;
  • To deliver the pension schemes investment strategies, funding strategies and regulatory compliance;
  • To identify and address committee/board  member training and development requirements in accordance with best practice so that they can discharge their duties effectively.
  • To work effectively with committees, boards,  advisers actuaries external bodies and colleagues;
  • To explore opportunities to blend strategies involving treasury and pension scheme investments;
  • To undertake research and analysis/interpretation of consultations/changes to policy and developments in LGPS legislation/guidance and advise accordingly;
  • To source the best investment opportunities, in line with risk appetites
  • To ensure that all pension schemes investment/financial activity is accounted/budgeted for and reported correctly/timely and that necessary policy, procedures, legislative and other requirements are adhered to;
  • To ensure preparation of pension schemes accounts  meet all accounting and statutory requirements on timely basis;

This is an interesting role with a broad remit – please contact me directly for a full JD and more details!


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