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Deal Lead, Senior Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Seeking an experienced, highly motivated pension professional with strong analytical and organisational skills and significant experience in Risk Transfer work. The candidate will be client facing and must also have strong technical as well as written and verbal communication skills. They will need to be driven and passionate about providing a high level of service.

The candidate will be part of the Risk Transfer Pensions team within Workforce consulting services.

Why join us?
  • Exciting opportunity to join a growing team in the fast moving and exciting Risk Transfer space
  • Work within a close team of c30 individuals specialising in risk-transfer and a wider team of c220 individuals with backgrounds in actuarial, investment, administration, governance and project management
  • Opportunity to lead on projects to deliver innovative strategic solutions to solve complex problems and transfer pension risk for our clients
  • Exposure to wide-ranging clients, both Corporate and Trustee side, with many large multinational organisations
  • Opportunity to lead relationships with insurers
  • Opportunity to be involved in all aspects of risk transfer work (such as buy-ins, buy-outs and capital backed journey plans) with the opportunity to take your career in the direction you want, whether that is focusing on traditional transactions, alternatives or new solutions
  • Work closely with other professionals from Covenant Advisory, Legal and Reward and Employment specialists and our Risk Modelling Services (RMS) team
  • Opportunity to work towards gaining FCA approval if not already attained

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Sign out high quality, technically accurate client deliverables
  • Proactively lead a portfolio of clients
  • Establish effective working relationships with individuals internally and liaise with insurers and other advisers externally
  • Lead meetings
  • Contribute to coaching for junior members of our own team
  • Responsibility for the financial management of the client
  • Contribute to the development of personal and team knowledge
  • Build or expand your own network of contacts through regular attendance at internal and external meetings
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in law, topical issues in the industry and in the firm's products and services
  • Some travel and occasional overnight stays will be expected.

Essential skills and experience:

Alongside a strong academic background, you will ideally be qualified or working towards an actuarial (IFoA) qualification and have:
  • Relevant UK pensions experience gained in an actuarial advisory team
  • Significant experience in Risk Transfer work leading the transactions with the insurer and the client
  • Established insurer relationships and relationships with Professional Independent Trustees
  • Preferably FCA approved
  • Excellent team, organisational and communication skills
  • Plenty of self-motivation
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines effectively

Locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Reading, Bristol, East Midlands. Expectation to be in an office at least 2 days per week.


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We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

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Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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