A great 6 month interim role is now available for an experienced Benefits Consultant to join one of the World's leading healthcare and science charities. With interests spanning everything from gene-based therapies to advanced energy creation and solving global health pandemics, this is an inspiring organisation to be part of. The business is now looking to recruit an experienced Benefits Consultant to join them on a 6-month contract, supporting their UK population and wider Reward Team with comprehensive Benefits & Pensions advice. You will be responsible for the development, management and administration of their Pension and Benefits portfolio, including the management of the Flexible Benefits portal (Darwin) and pension schemes.
Manage the benefit provision identifying, evaluating, and implementing new initiatives as appropriate.
Manage and deliver individual benefits, ensuring that they provide value for money, keep to high service standards, remain market competitive and are renewed in a timely and effective manner.
You will be responsible for the strategic direction and ongoing development of the Flexible Benefits portal (Darwin) and manage relationships with all benefit suppliers and brokers and create mutually rewarding relationships with them.
Continually focus on new communication initiatives, embracing both technology and collaboration with suppliers to further promote benefits across the workforce and develop and update benefit guidance and policies where necessary.
Manage the pension and benefits budget, making sure they are kept within agreed limits for the financial year.
Responsible for the operational management of the DC Pension Scheme.
Manage the annual calendar of pension for the DC scheme, ensuring all processes are completed in a timely manner ensuring legislative deadlines are met (e.g. annual scheme return, re-enrolment).
Manage the internal risk register for pension scheme making sure both the employer and Trustees are kept updated with any changes or developments.
Work closely with the scheme administrators to ensure they are providing a high level of service in the most cost-effective way.
Be the subject matter expert for pension related matters assisting employees with queries.
Manage and track Pension costs, produce quarterly papers for the Trustee, highlight any areas of concern and suggest ways to improve.
Ensure continual compliance with pension regulatory requirements and legislation.
Manage the relationships with Trustees and all relevant stakeholders both internally and externally.
As a result the business is looking to meet experienced Benefits Managers/Consultants who are immediately available and have gained prior experience of Darwin. For further information, please contact Peter Francis at Frazer Jones
The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.