Application Consultant - Pensions

  • Category
    Financial Services - Pensions
  • Location
    Bristol, City Of Bristol
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Job Title: Senior Application Consultant

Competency Level:

Department: Application Support

Role Purpose

To assist the Application Support Manager ensuring a high standard of service is provided to the business. The work of the team covers a mixture of data migrations, automation and general software support for defined benefit, defined contribution, CARE based schemes, flex benefits and employee benefits
The role reports to the Application Support Manager.

Key Accountabilities

* First line responsibility for all people management within the team including training, personal development and performance reviews.
* Assist in monitoring internal team procedures and systems at all times and initiate changes as required and as agreed with the Application Support Manager and Pensions Director.
* Assist in planning for and testing system upgrades
* Assist in the successful implementation of legislative changes
* Assist with creating and maintaining plans for team project work
* Conduct peer review for completed project work, where required
* Assist in the training of new team members
* Be responsible for planning and managing personal workloads
* Undertake scheme migrations, automation routines, report writing and support work where required
* Adhere to IT Policy

Technical Knowledge and Professional Qualifications

Key Skills
* Organised approach to project work
* Highly computer literate
* Extremely high level of competence using Excel
* Highly numerate with exceptional analytical skills.
* A sound pensions technical knowledge preferred
* Experience with all scheme types (DC, DB and CARE, flex benefits and employee benefits)
* Attention to detail & commitment to providing a quality service
* The ability to work independently & as part of a team
* The ability and willingness to work within a project environment, often to strict deadlines
* Problem solving skills & initiative.
* The ability to communicate effectively both verbally & in writing

* Relevant professional qualifications (QPA, APMI or similar)
* Experience of pension administration systems and / or flexible benefit / employee benefit back office systems.

* Educated to A level standard or equivalent
* A minimum of 2 years' experience carrying out a similar role
* Experience of project management methodology.
* Experience of programming and content management languages such as HTML, SQL, .net, VBA, C# etc.

Overarching Obligations
* Adhere to all relevant laws & regulations, and company Policies & Procedures
* Achieve a good standard of ethical behaviour, i.e. do the right thing at all times
* Comply with all relevant professional standards
* Comply with the FCA's requirements in relation to Conduct Risk & Treating Customers Fairly
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