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20 Aug 2022

About Us

Isio launched in March 2020, previously KPMG’s UK pensions practice, and is now one of the UK’s largest independent pensions advice and wealth management specialists. Isio combines actuarial expertise, third-party administration, investment consulting and DC specialism. Giving clear counsel and delivering better outcomes for pension scheme sponsors, trustees and members.

At Isio our primary purpose is to create better outcomes for clients, their members and society by empowering and developing our people. We strive to attract, retain and develop our people to create a culture which embraces difference, and provides creative solutions which drive value for us, our clients and our communities.

Isio is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion – what you are, and what you can be. We offer a competitive package and intelligent working solutions to promote this.

Operational Excellence in Pensions, Consulting – Manager

The Operational Excellence in Pensions (OeP) team has a vacancy for a Manager who will be part of a national team. The role is to help clients assess and improve all aspects of Operational Delivery within Pensions with focus on administration, governance and data. Given the national scope of this role, we are happy to consider candidates in any one of our regional offices.

Role Responsibilities

  • Lead the day to day delivery to a number of our pension clients who include some of the largest and most complex DB and DC pensions schemes in the UK.
  • Work directly with pension providers and insurers and with public services schemes.
  • Work with our clients to design and deliver reviews of administration operations, service improvement plans and administration provider tenders and selections.
  • Involvement in GMP reconciliation and data cleansing work prior to GMP equalisation, or other data and benefit audit projects.
  • Help clients assess and enhance their governance and effectiveness, with a wide range of projects including Trustee Board Effectiveness assessments, governance structure reviews and risk management.
  • Responsibility for leading the day to day management of the people delivering these projects, as well as being the first point of contact for your clients.
  • Review the work carried out by more junior members of the team as well as working directly with clients yourself.
  • Train and mentor more junior members of the team.
  • Develop relationships with current clients and potential targets in order to support the team to secure further work and add to revenue.

Experience/Competencies Required

The ideal candidate is expected to have a good level of experience at a consultancy carrying out work similar to the role requirements.

  • Sound market knowledge and a passion for excellence in administration and governance of pensions.
  • Proven experience of working with trustee boards and/or scheme sponsors to deliver administration or governance projects.
  • Good communication skills, problem solving and experience of managing people are essential.
  • Knowledge of a variety of administration packages, the TPA market (a background in administration may be helpful but not essential) and Word, Powerpoint and Excel packages would also be advantageous.
  • As a Manager, you are likely to be expected to have gained or working towards Pensions Management Institute qualifications.

Demonstrated Commitment to our Core Purpose

Power in Partnership: We work in partnership with our clients & each other – building open and trusted relationships. Working together allows us to deliver the best for our clients.

Future Focus: We want to push our industry forward by solving problems in better ways that benefit both our clients & society.

Strength in Difference: We work with diverse perspectives to find better solutions. Working with differences makes us stronger.

People First: We recognise that pensions is a people business. People are the source of Isio’s expertise and it is people’s lives that we affect through our advice.

  • Job Type: Experienced Job
  • Field of Work: , , ,
  • Experience Level: Part Qualified (1-10 exams), Senior Qualified
  • Job Reference: 50777
  • Location: Various locations UK wide. Office 2 days a week. 3 days at home.
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Date Posted: 25 Jul 2022
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