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Trustee Services Manager - Scheme Funding & Governance

Leeds Leeds West Yorkshire UK LS11 5BQ Verity House, 6 Canal Wharf | Posted 12th January 2022

Closing date: 31 May 2022

Salary competitive (depending on experience)
Full time (35 hours)
Leeds City Centre 

TPT Retirement Solutions is one of the UK’s leading workplace pension schemes, recognised for its innovation and high quality service. We provide schemes for over 2,600 organisations, including building societies, housing associations and well-known charities. As we have no shareholders, our priority is to achieve our mission – of making membership worthwhile - for our 400,000 members.

As an employer, we believe in finding and investing in the right people so that they can grow with us. Our focus is on helping them to succeed by providing them with the right tools, support and career development opportunities – demonstrated by our long-standing Investors in People Gold accreditation. In turn, our business grows and we can achieve our ambitious goals. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Trustee Services Team in a business with 75 years’ experience in providing award winning pensions schemes. The primary responsibility of the Trustee Services Team is to support and represent the Trustee Board, managing pension risk, and ensuring legislative & regulatory compliance via effective communication with Employers.

The role

Working in the Trustee Services Team and reporting to the Trustee Services Delivery Manager, you will act as the Trustee’s representative with responsibility for leading the delivery of the Trustee’s actuarial valuations and investment strategy policies for a portfolio of pension schemes. You will work alongside in-house and external professionals and lead the consultation exercise with scheme sponsors to present valuation results and secure funding and investment strategies that improve member outcomes.  This will be achieved using the Trustee’s governance and risk management framework and compliance with the Trustee’s policies.  

The individual

You will be a driven and enthusiastic individual with a proven DB consulting, actuarial or investment consulting background who possesses significant trustee focussed pension technical and legislative knowledge along with a solid understanding of scheme funding, actuarial valuations and investment strategy. You will be a highly effective communicator, able to convey complex and detailed information to a broad range of stakeholders; internal and external. First class negotiation and influencing skills are also essential along with strong team working skills as you will work closely with internal team members and external advisers.

Current DB scheme funding experience is a must including experience of working with Trustee’s and sponsoring employers on all matters relating to valuations and scheme funding.  As you will be regularly liaising with sponsoring employers and advisers, you’ll also need to demonstrate good communication ability and possess strong customer service skills.  You are able and willing to follow Trustee policies and can effectively use your own initiative and demonstrate a high level of accuracy.  You will also have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

The salary range for this position is competitive and will be dependent on experience (35 hours/week). We can also offer you an excellent reward package that includes: contributory pension, life assurance, 26 days of annual leave + bank holidays.

We are located in modern city centre offices which are close to the rail station and parking facilities.  

To apply please send your CV to hr@tpt.org.uk, applications will be shortlisted on receipt.

Please include your salary expectations within your cover letter and/or CV.

The closing date for receipt of applications is: ​Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 9am  - Due to the nature of the role, this position may close earlier than the notified date. 

Strictly no agencies please.

TPT Retirement Solutions is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.