Human Resources

Pensions Lead - QMUL21415

Department: Human Resources
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL21415
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 26-Feb-2020
Closing date: 04-Mar-2020

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About the Role

This is a fixed-term opportunity for an established pension professional to support the Payroll & Pensions Manager in the smooth delivery of the pension function. You will have responsibility for leading the administration of the USS, SAUL and NHS pension schemes for an organisation with over 6,000 employees.

You will lead on all aspects of pension administration and be actively involved in an upcoming review of the pensions function. You will help to shape the service going forward. We will expect the role holder to invest thought and time into the development of the service.

This role is ideal for an experienced professional with a passion for providing excellent customer service, an eye for continuous improvement and above all, a care for the delivery of a great service.

About You

You will be a pension professional with experience of leading the administration of the pension function for a large organisation. Your skill-set will include being highly organised and proactive, with excellent administration skills and eye for detail and accuracy. Additionally you will have strong communication skills, strong customer focus and the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Excellent IT skills are also essential for this role, in particular Outlook, Excel and HR/Payroll systems (preferably Zellis Resource Link). Experience of working in a Higher Education environment would also be an advantage.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is being offered as a full time, fixed term appointment, with an expected start date to be confirmed. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dominic Burchnall at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7705.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 4th March 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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