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Pensions Consultant

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
8 Aug 2024

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

Job Details

PwC's Pensions Management Consulting (PMC) team works with its clients to establish and maintain effective pension scheme operations. PMC works with some of the biggest names in industry in the private sector as well as playing an instrumental role in the development of pension services in the public sector.
PMC is a client facing team with deep specialist skills and expertise over the spectrum of pensions change projects including but not limited to:
  • Running competitive tender exercises to identify appropriate advisers and service providers
  • Oversight and quality assurance of the transition of administration services both for both first time outsourcing and between third party suppliers
  • Administration contract reviews
  • Operational reviews to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Target operating model design and process re-engineering
  • Running third party software selection exercises
  • Project management
  • Data cleanse
  • Implementation of change projects
  • Cost benchmarking
  • Support in meeting legislative requirements such as workplace pension reforms, GMP reconciliation and preparation for Pensions Dashboards

Who we are looking for

To support our continuing growth strategy, we are looking for candidates with a background in pensions administration, with strong pensions technical knowledge, that have a track record of delivery across a range of pensions projects. While some elements of our service offering are relatively standard, we are always adaptable to meet our clients specific objectives and therefore require an individual that has the ability to confidently learn on the job, to deliver projects in areas where they have/are less experienced.

The whole team is client facing, and therefore demonstrable softer skills and ability to confidently interact with clients is essential.

Technical skills & experience - Required
  • Strong understanding of evolving legislative and regulatory requirements, as it applies to pensions administration, either gained through direct experience or pensions qualifications (e.g. A Day, record keeping and disclosure requirements, pensions flexibilities, Lloyds, McCloud etc.) and demonstrable commitment to keeping abreast of current and future developments
  • Strong understanding of the pensions industry (e.g. third party service provider market, regulatory and industry bodies, etc.)
  • Experience in client facing roles
  • Experience of delivering a wide range of pension projects involving operational / system changes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience of developing and delivering complex and high quality presentations to clients
  • Experience of project management or of administering schemes of types and structure (e.g. DB/ DC and trust/contract-based)

Technical skills & experience - Desired
  • Familiarity with a range of digital platforms / toolkits (e.g. PowerBI, Alteryx, ChatGPT, etc)
  • Well-networked within in the pensions industry
  • Track record of supporting new business development, including pitching to potential clients

Soft skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills (e.g. the ability to analyse a large amount of information and / or data to identify trends and clearly articulate key issues / what matters both verbally and in writing)
  • Self motivation and sufficiency with demonstrable ability to show initiative and work without supervision, as well as part of a team
  • Ability to respond to change and adapt to new situations and environments
  • Self-awareness and the ability to flex personal style to manage messages and situations to achieve the required outcomes in demanding and evolving environments
  • Dedication to providing excellent client service and meeting client expectations and deadlines

  • PMI qualified or part qualified / EPMI / willing to work towards PMI qualifications (depending on level of experience)
  • Education: Degree level (or equivalent), if not already PMI qualified or working towards a PMI qualification
  • Project management (Prince 2 / PMQ qualified or part qualified or equivalent qualification)

The role requires an individual prepared to travel to meet clients in person across the UK, however, this may at times also include international locations. Some of our projects require repeated travel to client sites, including staying overnight. Candidates should therefore have the flexibility to meet this requirement.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

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.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


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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