Head of Group Pensions

University of Cambridge
April 08, 2024
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Head of Group Pensions

For over 800 years the University of Cambridge has been nurturing and developing incredible talent, creating legends and visionaries. Our people have changed the course of history, many times. When it comes to teaching, learning and research, we are world-leading, ground-breaking and have a reputation for excellence. Today, the University comprises 150 faculties and departments and is a globally diverse institution with students from over 147 different countries.

In order to continue to attract and retain our highly valued employees who are key to our ongoing success we are looking to appoint an exceptional Head of Group Pensions. So, why do we need you?

You will be:

Leading the Pensions strategy, and associated resources in a highly complex organisation with multiple stakeholders, providing specialist advice and risk management support to the Director of Finance, Chief Finance Officer and Trustee Chairs, delivering high quality service and value for money across the University's multiple pension schemes.

The subject matter expert on pensions, championing innovation and effectiveness in all pensions activities, to provide a positive experience for our employees and pensioners, and supporting The University in being a world- leading employer.

Overseeing the operational functions of the Pensions section, managing and leading a high performing team, attracting, retaining and motivating quality, high performing staff with focus on ongoing staff development and progression.

This is an exceptional opportunity to drive forward an area of critical strategic importance to the University. This position is full time, working on a hybrid basis.

Strong candidates for the role will bring an agile, resilient and collegiate approach with a track record of facilitating and leading change within a complex environment, Higher Education industry experience would be beneficial but is not essential. Familiarity leading broad and high-achieving teams and exceptional problem-solving and organisation skills will be key in this role, alongside experience of working with the most senior management in complex organisation with a diverse range of specialist and generalist stakeholders. Significant experience of managing major, complex pension schemes with significant independencies, risk management and associated projects with organisational-wide impact will be required.

For a full role description and details of the available reward and benefits package, refer to the attached Further Particulars document.

Advert close date Monday 8 April

Informal candidate stakeholder meetings are planned week commencing 6 May

Interviews are planned week commencing 13 May

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to our recruitment partner Sammons Pensions Recruitment via https: // sammons.co.uk/ email [email protected] or call 020 7293 7022 for a confidential initial discussion.

Please quote reference AG40834 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • Further Information Document
  • Department/Location

    Finance Division, Cambridge






    11 March 2024

    Closing date

    8 April 2024

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