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Pensions Administrative Assistant


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £19,209 to £20,600 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 06 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1607521RR

The University of Southampton is in the top one per cent of world universities and is one of the UK’s top 20 research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.

The University is seeking to appoint a full-time Pensions Administrative Assistant to join our Pensions department. This post is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, focussed person to join our busy team, which forms part of the larger Transactional hub.

Main duties of the role include:

  • Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be learning all aspects of pensions administration while delivering a customer focussed and pro-active approach
  • You will perform manual calculations, and produce quotations/statements/transfer values using your excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • You will produce written correspondence to enquiries, as well as dealing with queries via the telephone

Ideally you will have an interest in financial administration and procedures, with the ability to work to legislative and company requirements.

You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively.  You will be well organised and adaptable, taking a positive approach to managing a busy workload.  
Excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills are required as is a commitment to providing an excellent service, and a flexible working approach.

Good IT skills including the Microsoft Office package are required.

The University offers an excellent employment package, which includes generous annual leave of up to 24 days, plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional University closure days (pro rata entitlement for part time staff), a pension scheme, Highfield-site sports, arts and culture facilities and a wide range of discounts from national and international shops and services.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud, and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational, and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1607521RR on all correspondence. 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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