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Senior Pensions Case Manager

A Senior Case Manager job in Brighton for over £51K

The Pensions Regulator in Brighton, East Sussex has asked Hays to shortlist applications to consider for interview, for a Senior Case Manager to deliver professional and effective regulatory oversight of some of our largest and highest impact Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution and Public Service schemes. This is a key part of our new approach to the regulation of workplace pensions.

You will plan and deliver proactive regulatory oversight strategies aimed at understanding and mitigating the risk faced by members of the largest schemes. You will do so by building and maintaining strong, ongoing working relationships with key stakeholders within schemes and other entities, including employers and providers.

Working with colleagues in communications and technical specialists, you will set clear expectations for your portfolio of schemes and other entities. Your focus will be on building consensus to achieving good member outcomes, using your proven influencing and negotiation skills to meet our strategic and statutory objectives. But you will be alive to the need for enforcement action and not hesitate to initiate it, where necessary and appropriate.


You will:

- Develop and implement oversight strategies for large and high profile DB, DC and PS schemes.
- Build and maintain strong, ongoing working relationships with key stakeholders within schemes and other entities, including employers and pension providers and professional advisers
- Collect and assimilate complex information and undertake analysis to understand how schemes and relevant connected entities operate and the risks they pose
- Set clear expectations for schemes based on our strategic and statutory objectives
- Use your established influencing and negotiation skills to change behaviours and gain commitment to good regulatory outcomes.
- Take account of the impact across all schemes and sectors in setting and delivering oversight strategies
- Escalate material issues, including proposing achievable outcome-focused solutions, to senior managers and decision-makers
- Anticipate the potential for enforcement action and liaise early with colleagues to consider the appropriateness and impact of such action.

Essential and Desirable criteria


- Proven track record of achieving positive outcomes by successfully influencing and negotiating at a senior level on complex issues
- Knowledge of investments, pensions governance and administration, a variety of corporate and other business models and financing arrangements
- Proven commercial awareness including a working knowledge of company accounts
- Experience of working in a financial/banking/regulatory/legal/ environment
- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to assimilate and assess advice and data-heavy bodies of evidence, exercising evidence-based judgement linked to your risk analysis and the mitigation tools/powers available to you.
- Experience of prioritising the demands of a varied and complex portfolio
- Degree level education, or equivalent relevant experience


- Experience of working with any one of the following:
- Defined Benefit pension schemes (including scheme funding);
- Defined Contribution pension schemes;
- Public Sector pension schemes
- Relevant professional qualification (e.g. pensions, legal, accounting or actuarial qualifications)
- Exposure to technical issues relating to pension scheme legislation
- An understanding of the responsibilities of trustees


Job type:
Government & Public Services
Financial Services
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